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Government Buildings

Merrion St., Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 619 4116
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Well worth a visit

It is rare to get a tour of a Prime Minister's office. In Dublin it is possible. On most Saturdays... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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'Must do' visit for any self-respecting Irish history and art enthusiasts

This is a 'must do' tour for any self respecting Irish History & Art lover:-A tour of Government... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
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Merrion St., Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It is rare to get a tour of a Prime Minister's office. In Dublin it is possible. On most Saturdays tours take place from 10.30 to 15.30. The tour lasts around 40 minutes. The tour includes most of the fine rooms including the cabinet room....More

Thank 3650Chestnut
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a 'must do' tour for any self respecting Irish History & Art lover:-A tour of Government buildings is a breathtaking insight into a recent period of Irish History and Art,beautifully combined. I had the privilege of taking this guided tour of Leinster House,...More

Thank fe22016
Reviewed 27 December 2016

So there is a set of buildings names Marrion Square which are really names government buildings and is on their sign. Its in the same style right next to parliament house - Lancaster House and National Gallery. The buildings here are really in the same...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 24 November 2016

On Saturdays there are free tours available of Ireland's government buildings, including a visit to the Office of the Taoiseach. Meet at the National Gallery to obtain a free ticket and meet up with the tour guide who will escort you through the buildings. Hidden...More

2  Thank LemhiRG
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited with family Sat Aug 20th 2016. Very competently guided by Darragh into the Aston Webb and Thomas Manly Deane designed buildings with figures of Hamilton and Boyle observing. Evie Hone's stain glass window is impressive as is the Taoiseach's office, cabinet room, pictures and...More

Thank John_McDarby
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Though to get in and have a look around, not too sure, maybe by appointment, or on the public opening days, which only happen once or twice a year. Essentially these are the buildings where the government does it's thing, so probably piles of sensitive...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Unexpectedly interesting and informative place to visit! This visit made me think about Irish history and politics, I definetly need to read more about this country's history.

Thank 309ilonam
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I don't know how you get a special tour, but our group from Mountmellick had a special tour by the Senator from that area. He told us quite a bit about US celebrities who had visited. Imagine our surprise when there for tea, we ordered...More

Thank EvalineAuerbach
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My wife and I were passing by after seeing one of the museums nearby and were impressed by the architecture of the buildings used by the government. The building used by the Prime Minister was very good.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Some nations may open Government buildings on a 'doors open' day, or similar, but Ireland is unusual if not unique in opening the office of the Taisoeach (Prime Minister) and the Cabinet Room to the public each Saturday. You must obtain a ticket on the...More

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