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Visiting Leinster House

When arranging a visit to Leinster House please bear in mind that there are certain times of the year when it may be difficult to book a tour.  For instance demand peaks during the months of May and June when schools are organising visits for students.  There are two types of visits that can be arranged

  1. Visits sponsored by a TD or Senator and
  2. Walk-up tours for people living in the State or visitors to Ireland.

 Tours of Leinster House are free of charge.

If you require further information about organising your visit to Leinster House you should contact event.desk@oireachtas.ie or 618 3271/3781.

Member Sponsored Tours

People wishing to take a tour of Leinster House can do so by contacting their local TD or Senator with details of the preferred date and time, the number in the party and the name and contact details of the lead person in the group.  The TD or Senator will make the arrangements directly with the Events Desk.

Useful information that will assist you in planning your visit:

  • Tours available on Mondays to Fridays at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm
  • When the Dáil and Seanad are in session additional tours are available on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm
  • During the tour you will learn about the history of the building and the traditions of Ireland’s rich parliamentary heritage
  • If the Dáil and Seanad are in session the tour may include a visit to the public gallery of the debating chambers
  • Tour entrance point is via the Kildare Street Gate
  • The tour duration is 30 minutes approx
  • Please avoid carrying bulky bags

 

Walk-up tours

The Houses of the Oireachtas provide walk-up tours of Leinster House each day, Monday to Friday at 10.30 a.m. and also at 2.30 p.m. Please note, each tour is limited to the first 30 people who arrive or have already booked a tour.

The tour includes visits to the Dáil and Seanad Chambers.

If you would like to reserve a place on one of these tours please email events.desk@oireachtas.ie with the following details:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Telephone number

Conditions

  1. Please bring ID (eg Garda ID, Drivers Licence, Passport)
  2. Please notify us if you or a member of your group has any special requirements (eg Disibility access)

Useful information that will assist you in planning your visit:

  • Bring some form of identification (driving licence, bank card etc.)
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start of tour
  • During the tour you will learn about the history of the building and the traditions of Ireland’s rich parliamentary heritage, this includes a visit to Dáil, Seanad and public galleries
  • Tour entrance point is via the Kildare Street Gate
  • The tour duration is 30 minutes approx
  • Please avoid carrying bulky bags

 

Visitors to Ireland

Visitors to Ireland or people living outside the State can visit Leinster House by:

  • Participating in the walk-up tours; or
  • Contacting their Embassy or country’s representative in Ireland who will contact the Events Desk on your behalf


 

 

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