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Leinster House, Dublin

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Leinster House is the seat of the Oireachtas, the parliament of Ireland.Leinster House was originally the ducal palace of the Dukes of Leinster. Since 1922, it is a complex of buildings, of which the former ducal palace is the core, which house Oireachtas Éireann, its members and staff. The most recognisable part of the complex, and the 'public face' of Leinster House, continues to be the former ducal palace at the core of the complex.The ducal palaceLeinster House was the former ducal residence in Dublin of the Duke of Leinster, and since 1922 served as the parliament building of the Irish Free State, predecessor of the modern Irish state, before which it functioned as the headquarters of the Royal Dublin Society. The society's famous Dublin Spring Show and Dublin Horse Show were held on its Leinster Lawn, facing Merrion Square. The building is the meeting place of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann, the two houses of the Oireachtas, and as such the term 'Leinster House' has become a metonym for Irish political activities.
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  • A lovely tour (lasts approx 30 minutes) is available free of charge. You get to see the Dáil and the Seanad in session as well as a tour of some of the exhibits. Tour guide was very entertaining. Woul...  more »
  • The building is doing a lot. Is impressive, definitely more than Dublin in its entirety, it is charming
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  • A must to visit .....great from beginning to end We were a women's group and had a great tour. The guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable  more »
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  • I'm so glad I accidentally showed up for a tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and kind. This was one of the highlights of my visit to Dublin.
  • We asked if we could look around the parliament building and were informed there was a free tour. The guide was very informative and we enjoyed the tour even though we are not from Ireland.
  • The building is magnificent on a gorgeous sunny day with blue sky it looks fab on all photos
  • The guides are helpful and knowledgeable and architecturally wise this building is quite spectacular given its age and décor, definitely recommended.
  • The tour here is excellent. The guides/ushers really know the or history and there's a lot to be explained in here. We'll worth the visit. There's quite a lot see and it's worth taking the time to visit here at least once, especially if you're Irish. Whether you agree with the current government or not, this place is a historical and architectural treasure.