The home of the Dáil (Irish House of Representatives) and Seanad (Irish Senate), this is the modern center of Irish government. Dating from 1745, it was originally known as Kildare House and was the seat of the Dukes of Leinster. Like the Parliament House building, it is said to have been a major influence on the architects of Washington, D.C.; the resemblance to Irish-born James Hoban’s design for the White House, built 78 years later, is certainly clear enough. When the Dáil is not in session, tickets are available for guided tours, three times a day, on Mondays and Fridays. You don’t have to book, but numbers are strictly limited. To reserve tickets, the events desk prefers an email (firstname.lastname@example.org; include your full name, address, and telephone number), or you can call [tel] 1890/252-4551. Note: You need to bring photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license or passport) to gain admission, and you shouldn’t bring large or bulky bags.
Kildare St. and Merrion Sq., Dublin 2
Our Rating Hours Entry by tour only, Mon and Fri 10:30am, 2:30, 3:30pm. (Additional tours when Dáil and Seanad in session, Tues and Wed 7, 8pm) Transportation Bus: 4, 5, 7A, 8, 7B, 7D, 10, 10A, 11, 11A, 11B, 14, 14A, 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15X, 20B, 25X, 32X, 44, 44B, 44C, 48A, 49X, 50X, 51X, 63, 65X, 77X, 84 Phone 01/618-3271 Prices Free admission Web site Leinster House
MapKildare St. and Merrion Sq., Dublin 2 Dublin
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