Morning Tour of the National Gallery of Ireland with Dublin Decoded

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Dublin 2

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Our Dublin Decoded tour of the NGI, featuring over a dozen outstanding masterpieces, and tips on How to Read a Painting.

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Our Dublin Decoded tour of the National Gallery of Ireland will focus on the permanent collections of the NGI, and particularly oin the Italian, French, Dutch and Flemish old master works, including paintings by Andrea Mantegna; Perugino; Filipino Lippi; Johannes Vermeer; Goya; Rembrandt; and Caravaggio. In a broader sense we will also look at aspects of symbolism, and so the tour will offer useful pointers on how to understand and "read" old master paintings, especially biblical and mythological subjects.

We'll also touch upon, more briefly, on some Irish works, and on the NGI itself.

Please note that for time reasons, the tour does not include any of the temporary exhibitions, for example does not include the current show "Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light" although obviously, people are welcome to visit this splendid exhibition after our tour and perhaps after lunch.

Important Practical information: on the day of our tour, please arrive at the Merrion Square entrance to the National Gallery, Please do NOT wait at the Clare St entrance, which is 10 minutes walk away. You may miss the tour!

At the historic entrance on Merrion Square west, please wait just inside the building, around the reception desk and/or cloakroom area, on the ground floor.

ideally people would arrive 5-8 minutes before our start time (around 11.20am) . Please also note it is very convenient to leave coats and bags here in this area, in the (Merrion Square side) Clock room. Then we could begin the tour at 11.30, which would be terrific.

The tickets are €20 per person including a €2 booking fee. To be purchased in advance on this page. Event is strictly limited to 15 guest and 4-5 tickets are already allocated. Please book quickly to avoid disappointment?

Duration: - our tour will last from 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes. The exact, precise time as always depends on on the amount of questions and discussion . But in any case, you will find this time goes much quicker than you might expect!

We look forward to welcoming you there. For information on other Dublin Decoded tours as always please see the Dublin Decoded website and also consider there signing up to the free monthly newsletter?

We look forward to welcoming you on tour!

Arran Henderson | Dublin Decoded

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