Leinster House is open Monday to Friday. Members of the public may visit on official business or by guided tour.

Information for visitors

All visitors must enter through the visitors' entrance on Kildare Street beside the National Museum of Archaeology.

Please…

  • Bring photo ID, such as a passport or driving licence
  • Arrive at the Kildare Street gate 15 minutes before your appointment or tour
  • Avoid bringing large bags
  • Notify us if you have any special requirements such as disability access

Enhanced security arrangements

Please allow a little extra time when you visit Leinster House while we introduce enhanced security at our visitors’ entrance on Kildare Street. All visitors who do not hold a valid Oireachtas passcard will now be asked to walk through a metal detector and we will pass bags through an x-ray.

We hope not to inconvenience our visitors while we adjust to the new measures, and you can help by arriving in good time and leaving bulky bags at home.

Leinster House visitors' entrance

Visitors' entrance to Leinster House

Tours

There are two ways to arrange a tour of Leinster House.

You can ask a TD or Senator to sponsor your visit or you can come on a public tour.

Public tours are available on days when the Dáil and Seanad are not sitting at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm.

You can book your tour in advance or enquire at the visitors’ entrance 15 minutes before the tour time.

Book a tour

Public tours

Contact us at event.desk@oireachtas.ie / 01 618 3271 / 01 618 3781

Sponsored tours

Contact your local TD or Senator

 

  • All tours are free of charge. 
  • Tours last approximately 20 minutes.
  • Maximum 30 people per tour.
  • Photography is not allowed in Leinster House.

Conservation and restoration of Leinster House

Due to ongoing conservation and restoration works, Georgian Leinster House is closed and our capacity for tours is reduced. However the Oireachtas remains open, and visitors can tour the public galleries of Dáil Éireann and the relocated Seanad Chamber.

Find us

Leinster House is on Kildare Street in Dublin 2, between the National Library and the National Museum of Archaeology.

All visitors must enter through the visitors’ entrance on Kildare Street.

Visitor safety and security

Read our policy on conditions of entry to the Leinster House complex.