Welcome to The National Irish Visual Arts Library

The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) is a public research resource dedicated to the documentation of 20th and 21st century Irish visual art and design. 

NIVAL collects, stores and makes accessible for research an unparalleled collection of documentation about Irish art in all media.  NIVAL’s collection policy includes Irish visual art from the whole island as well as Irish art abroad and non-Irish artists working in Ireland.   Information is acquired on artists, designers, galleries, arts organisations and institutions, critics and other related subjects.

Seasonal Opening Hours

Monday 18th December: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 20th December: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 21st December - Monday 1st January: CLOSED

Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th January: CLOSED

Monday 8th January: Term time opening hours resume.


The Arts Council
National College of Art & Design

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