Government Buildings

The Republic of Ireland has two Houses of Parliament: The lower house is called the Dail while the upper house is called the Seanad.

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Location

Merrion Square, Dublin

History

The Republic of Ireland has two Houses of Parliament: The lower house is called the Dail while the upper house is called the Seanad.

The Dail sits for 90 days during the year. There are no tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when the Dáil is in session although access to the visitors' gallery is available most of the time. When the Dáil is not in session, tours are available everyday.

Leinster House on Kildare Street is home to the two Houses of Parliament. Designed by Richard Castle and built in 1745, the building is said to have inspired the Georgian design which dominated Dublin for over 100 years. The building faces onto two streets: the side facing Kildare St. has the design of a town house while the side facing Merrion Square has the design of a country house.

Tours of the Government Buildings on Merrion Street Upper are available on Saturdays only from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm with each one lasting 40 minutes. The tour includes a visit to the Taoiseach's office - the room where all cabinet meetings take place.

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Admission

No admission fees available.

Information

  • Leaflets: Yes
  • Guided Tours: Yes
  • Audio Visual: Yes
  • Exhibition: Yes

Opening Times

No opening times available.

Visit Length

approximately 2 hours.

Facilities

  • Restaurant: Yes
  • Car Park: Yes
  • Coach Park: Yes
  • Disabled Access: Yes

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