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Leinster House

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Address: Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 618 3000
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Built in 1745, this beautiful building inspired the making of the White...

Built in 1745, this beautiful building inspired the making of the White House and now serves as the Irish Parliament.

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Irish Parliament in Action

The Irish Parliament is housed in this beautiful old building. The tour is filled with interesting tidbits, you can sit in the visitors' gallery and observe Parliament in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
PainAuChocolat17
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Irish Parliament is housed in this beautiful old building. The tour is filled with interesting tidbits, you can sit in the visitors' gallery and observe Parliament in session, and if you are a fan of "the Countess" (having heard of her exploits in the 1916 Easter Uprising) you can see a full length portrait of her in the stairwell.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Saturday morning a free tour is to leinster house you get to see the goverment buildings and to go to the taoiseach office. Its a guided tour , they tell you the history and lasts about 45 minutes tickets can be collected on saturday at the national gallery which is also a lovely place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

They offer free tours. You need to go on the website to register but you must do it in advance. This is the Irish government. It was so interesting. You must also bring your passport if you are from out of the country.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Leinster House was the residence of the Duke of Leinster and currently houses the lower and upper houses of the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas). It is located next to the National Museum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. Leinster House conducts free "walk-up guided tours" on Mondays and Fridays if the house is not sitting. Reservation is not required... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

after a short visit at the National Library next door (for the reading room) and before entering the National Museum, you pass in front of the Leinster House, where the city parliamant of Dublin is meeting. Instead of a nice park in front of the entrance however, there is just an ugly car parking. go green, Leinster!

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We were lucky enought to get a spot on one of the free guided tours. It was very interesting and it's a really lovely building. Would recommend to anyone if they have a spare half an hour and are interested in history or politics

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Visited with my brother, on the spur of the moment. Quite honestly, I only wanted to see the Civil War battle flag of the 69th NY Regiment that Kennedy presented in 1963. After talking with one of the guards for some time trading information about the Irish Brigade, we had the most amazing tour of the Parliament building. We were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Located quite centrally, Leinster House is a fine building and worth a visit. Doesn't possess the same imposing presence of Stormont or a Westminster or The White House but it is scene nevertheless of much historical moments and is worth a view of nothing else. Near to Cafe en Seine which is a superb bar.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

People usually complain about politicians being rude and arrogant but it was the stewards in Leinster House that are the worst. I went on a tour and the way I was spoken to was completely disgraceful! I was shouted at and spoken to in a sarcastic manor- I will never go back!

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