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Leinster House: A Tour and History

Kildare Street Entrance   Merrion Street Entrance   Entrance Hall   The Dáil Chamber   Chair and Dais of the Ceann Comhairle   Ceann Comhairle's Bell   The Seanad Chamber   Cathaoirleach's Bell   The Library

Kildare Street Entrance

Leinster House has two main entrances. The better known entrance is on Kildare Street. Viewed from here, to the left is the National Library with the National Museum to the right.

The original building comprises three storeys over a basement, is rectangular in shape, with a circular bow projecting on the north (Trinity College) end. All the ornamental parts and the Kildare Street front of Leinster House are of Portland stone. The greater part of the building is of Limestone from Ardbraccan, County Meath.

Kildare Street Entrance