Gallagher Gallery
Review of Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery in Dublin: Group/Solo Shows, Artists Represented, Opening Hours.

Irish Art Exhibitions

For reviews of the best museums
of arts in Ireland, see:
- National Gallery of Ireland
- National Museum of Ireland
- Irish Museum of Modern Art
- Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin
- Chester Beatty Library
- Trinity College Dublin Library
- National Self-Portrait Collection
- The Hunt Museum (Limerick)
- Ulster Museum.

For a list of the top priced
works by Irish painters, see:
Most Expensive Irish Paintings.

RHA Gallagher Gallery

Situated close to St. Stephen's Green in central Dublin, the Gallagher Gallery was originally constructed as a replacement for the Royal Hibernian Academy of Art (RHA), when it was burnt down during the 1916 Easter Rising. Today, the Gallagher Gallery has been incorporated into the RHA complex at 15 Ely Place, which is itself regarded as one of the foremost locations for the display of contemporary visual art in Ireland.

In In 2012 he Gallagher Gallery hosted the 182nd RHA Annual Exhibition, the pre-eminent showcase of Irish painting and Irish sculpture by established and emerging Irish artists.


The Royal Hibernian Academy, which closed its doors (November 2007) pending a major rebuilding program, to add a new 9,000 sq ft studio complex and administration facility, actually has four galleries. Three (including the Gallagher Gallery) are situated on the first floor and host curated exhibitions of international and Irish artists. The Ashford Gallery on the ground floor supports artists who lack commercial representation in Dublin.

Irish artists who have shown at the Ashford Gallery include: Nicky Hooper, Colin Martin, Cathy Callan, Samuel Walsh, Tom FitzGerald, Eoin O'Connor, Patricia Burns, Claire Carpenter and Douglas McKenzie, to name but a few.

Gallery Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am-5.00pm
Thursday 11.00-8.00pm
Sunday 2.00pm-5.00pm
Closed on Mondays

For more information about Irish art at the Gallagher Gallery, please visit the gallery's website at:

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• For more about venues in Ireland, like RHA's Gallagher Gallery, see: Irish Art Guide.

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