Visit Leinster House

Restricted tours due to restoration works on Georgian Leinster House

Visitors are advised that due to the ongoing restoration works on Georgian Leinster House, tours during the month of August will be restricted, with certain parts of the Parliament building closed to the public. There will be two tours per day, commencing at the following times: 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. The tours will last for approx. 20 minutes.

Please note that due to extensive restoration work being carried out in Leinster House, we will be operating a strict "NO BAGS" policy.

The Houses of the Oireachtas provides 30-minute guided tours of Leinster House throughout the year. All tours are free of charge. There are two types of visits that can be arranged:

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

To book a tour or request more information, contact or (01) 618 3271 / 3781.

Walk-up Guided Tours

Walk-up tours of Leinster House are available on Mondays and Fridays (if the House is not sitting) at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. Each tour is limited to the first 30 people who have booked a place or who arrive to the Kildare St gate. 

To reserve a place on a tour, email with your name, address, email address and contact telephone number.

1. Please bring photo ID (e.g., Garda ID, driver's licence, passport).
2. Please notify us if you or a member of your group has any special requirements (e.g. disability access).
3. Please arrive at the Kildare St gate 15 minutes before the start of tour.
4. Due to extensive restoration work being carried out in Leinster House, we will be operating a strict "NO BAGS" policy for the immediate future.

Visitors to Ireland
Visitors to Ireland can visit Leinster House by participating in the walk-up guided tours.

What does a guided tour involve?
The tour focuses on the history of the building and the traditions of Ireland’s rich parliamentary heritage. An usher accompanies visitors through the building and, where possible, includes a visit to the public galleries of the Dáil and Seanad debating chambers. The tour duration is 30 minutes approximately.


Member-sponsored Guided 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 Event Desk.

Additional information:

  • Tours are available Monday to Friday 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.
  • Tour entrance point is via the Kildare Street Gate.
  • The tour duration is 30 minutes approximately.
  • Please avoid carrying bulky bags.
  • Please bear in mind that there are certain times of the year when it may be difficult to book a tour, e.g., May and June are particularly busy months with school visits.