Leinster House is the seat of the Oireachtas, the parliament of Ireland.
Leinster House was originally the ducal palace of the Dukes of Leinster. Since 1922, it is a complex of buildings, of which the former ducal palace is the core, which house Oireachtas Éireann, its members and staff. The most recognisable part of the complex, and the 'public face' of Leinster House, continues to be the former ducal palace at the core of the complex.
Leinster House was the former ducal residence in Dublin of the Duke of Leinster, and since 1922 served as the parliament building of the Irish Free State, predecessor of the modern Irish state, before which it functioned as the headquarters of the Royal Dublin Society. The society's famous Dublin Spring Show and Dublin Horse Show were held on its Leinster Lawn, facing Merrion Square. The building is the meeting place of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann, the two houses of the Oireachtas, and as such the term 'Leinster House' has become a metonym for Irish political activities.
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  • There is refurbishment work going on but it is still well worth visiting. You can see the chamber and parts of the interior, but the real benefit is the explanation the guide provides on how the parli...  more »
  • A superb 45-minute guided tour of the Irish Parliament, namely the Chamber of Deputies and Senators, and the monumental staircase used by both domestic and foreign personalities. The guide also explains of course the functioning and role of Irish institutions. To be done, but requires a prior booking by email (see website).
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  • Worth a visit to see the dwelling grounds of the Seanad and Dáil (upper and lower houses of parliament).
  • A nice looking 18 century former palace and now Ireland's Parliament.
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