Leinster House
Leinster House
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Built in 1745, this beautiful building inspired the making of the White House and now serves as the Irish Parliament.
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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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  • St. Stephen's Green • 7 min walk
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Grainne B
Cork, Ireland39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great day trip to Leinster house
Invitation required from a sitting politician - TD or Senator
1 hour tour including leaders questions in the Dáil chamber and some time in the Senate chamber, a look at an amazing 300+ year old building and some historical paintings and sculptures
A quick side trip to international women’s day event and some lunch in the Dáil bar
Fantastic day
Mobility scooter access excellent and lift access facilitated by porters during tour
Porters get 5 stars for service!
Written 7 March 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
Leinster House is a fantastic building that houses government departments including the department of finance. It’s stunning!
Written 31 January 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very impressive building standing prominently in Kildare Street in the Centre of Dublin City. Recommended!
Written 19 March 2020
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Vincent D
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland1,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We arranged our tour some weeks in advance- and this is necessary. We passed security and were provided with name tags (which we returned on departure).
The entrance hall is most impressive, being a two storey space which does not appear on the facade. we visited the Dail chamber, in the visitors gallery. The chamber appears to be smaller than it appears on TV. We then visited the older senate house which is a fabulous room with a beautiful stucco ceiling possibly by the sons of the le Francini brothers. There are beautiful fireplaces here as well all elegantly presented.
Written 16 October 2019
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Kay W
Edinburgh179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
There is refurbishment work going on but it is still well worth visiting. You can see the chamber and parts of the interior, but the real benefit is the explanation the guide provides on how the parliament works. She was just brilliant.
Note that you will have to go through security. It is a good idea to sign up ahead - you need to provide ID. You can then go away and tour the neighbouring archaeological museum, or do other things, knowing your place is secured.
Written 31 August 2019
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Natalia Karolina
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
I highly recommend the visit to the Irish Parliament. I am Polish and I have already visited a lot of Parliaments - in Poland, Hungary, France, as well as the European Parliament and Stormont in Northern Ireland. I had the privilege to be the only one visitor during this knowledgable guided tour. I could see the Lower Chamber of the Irish Parliament called the Dáil and the Chamber of the Senate. The Irish Parliament has now 100 years (2019). The guide told me who was sitting where and how the sessions look like. He showed me the gallery of the portraits of the Irish Prime Ministers and the photos of the Head of States who visited the Irish Parliament. We had an interesting discussion as I graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris many years ago. It was for me an incredible, a unique experience and I felt like a VIP. The guided tour of the Irish Parliament is possible only when the assembly is not sitting, so I was delighted I could pay a visit on my holidays to this valuable institution in the Republic of Ireland, situated in the Dublin city centre at Kildare Street between the Museum of Archeology and the National Library of Ireland.
Written 5 August 2019
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TravellerDWM
London, UK507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Would recommend emailing Leinster House a few days before your visit to go on one of their guided tours. Last an hour, are informative and see the Parliament chambers.
Written 15 June 2019
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John W
Douglas, UK2,253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
But with scaffolding covered with a photographic reproduction of the facade. They’re doing restoration work.

This, with adjoining concert hall, library and museums, is a stunning collection of som of the best Georgian and Victorian public buildings that Dublin has to offer
Written 3 March 2019
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northants90
Northampton, UK3,196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Near to the National Gallery this is a stunning building that also has some restoration work taking place. It is a beautiful building and worth checking out.
Written 23 November 2018
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Andrew R
Crewe, UK2,974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
The house was built in 1745, and has been the seat of the Irish Parliament since 1922 when it was formed, it is currently undergoing a significant refurbishment, which considering its 270 year vintage is probably well deserved
Written 6 October 2018
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