This is the National Galley of IRELAND of course - vbro seem to have got the headline confused. Anyway its a a super place to have lunch. The art is nice also and there are some lovely collections. But do have lunch there - the food is really nice. Great place to keep on your schedule for a wet day.
Love art? YOu will love the National Gallery of Scotland. Not only are its buildings filled with treasured masters old and new but the buildings themselves are fine pieces of art. During the Edinburgh Festival many fringe acts can bee seen offering "taster" sessions in this area.
The Dean Gallery in Museum 2 of the Scottish National Museum of Modern Art is a great free exhibition that can spend an hour or two wandering around. The sculpture garden is great. If you're interested in contemporary art, it's worth a visit to Sir Edward Paul's rebuilt studio.
The National Gallery of Ireland is not vast like the National Gallery in London but it still has a very good collection with some outstanding works. Unique is the Jack B. Yeats collection. The paintings and sculpture collection covers most of the European masters. A particular favourite of mine is Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ, which was the subject of a engaging book called The Lost Painting. The building's recent modern extension is also very attractive.
A small but attractive gallery with pairings from El Greco, Turner, Monet and some major artists. :)