Gallery of Photography is the national centre for contemporary photography in Ireland. We showcase the best of contemporary Irish and international photography. We are dedicated to developing a dynamic photographic culture, supporting artists in the production and promotion of their work. Our education programmes encourage engagement among wide and diverse audiences. Established in 1978 by John Osman, Gallery of Photography is a not-for-profit organisation, proud to be supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

Our values are:
Supporting Artists
Commitment to Excellence
Inclusion & Respect for Diversity
Deep Engagement
Ethics/Integrity & transparency


The Gallery of Photography is located in the heart of Temple Bar in the centre of Dublin. Admission is free – donations are welcome. If you would like to arrange for an exhibition tour of the current exhibition, please contact the gallery. Group Tours are free of charge – donations welcome.

Opening hours
The Gallery exhibition spaces and bookshop are open:Sunday – Monday: 1 – 6pm  Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm 

The Gallery of Photography exhibition spaces and darkroom facilities are accessible to people in wheelchairs. The widest most accessible entry point to Meeting House Square is via the East Essex Street entry.

Gallery of Photography is located in Meeting House Square – a pedestrian is ed square in the heart of Temple Bar, located just off East Essex St, between Eustace St and Sycamore St.
Dublin Bus : Nearest bus stops are in Dame St, Westmoreland St, Aston Quay or Welington Quay. Regional/national buses:  The central coach station, Busáras, is a 15 minwalk from the Gallery.
Train : We are a 15 min walk from Connolly Station (Belfast, Cork, etc.), and about a 30 min walk from Heuston Station (Galway, Limerick, etc.).
Dart : Tara Street Station is a 10 min walk.                                                                                                                                                                   Luas : Take the Green Line to St Stephen’s Green (12 min walk), or Red Line to Jervis (7 min walk).

Contact us

E: info@galleryofphotography.ie


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