Discover the buildings of the Irish Parliament, explore highlights of the art collection and find out about the restoration and conservation of Leinster House.

Buildings of the Irish Parliament

Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Buildings of the Irish Parliament

When the first Dáil met in 1919, there had been no Parliament in Ireland for over 100 years. One of the first questions was where the Dáil should sit.

Conservation & restoration

A major conservation and restoration project has recently been completed in Georgian Leinster House. See photos and documentary films of the project.

Art in Leinster House

Find out about the collection of paintings, sculpture and other art work on display in Leinster House.

Original architect's drawing of Leinster House by Richard Castle

Original architect's drawing of Leinster House by Richard Castle / Courtesy of the Irish Architectural Archive

The house,
of which this stone is the foundation,
James, twentieth Earl of Kildare,
caused to be erected in Molesworth's field,
in the year of our Lord 1747.
Hence learn, whenever, in some unhappy day,
you light on the ruins of so great a mansion,
of what worth he was who built it,
and how frail all things are,
when such memorials of such men cannot outlive misfortune.