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Tour the office of the Taoiseach

To get tickets on a Saturday, go to the cafe of the National Gallery at Merrion Square and there... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
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Stunning building

The Government buildings which is where the Irish Taoiseach’s (Prime Minster) Offices are found... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

To get tickets on a Saturday, go to the cafe of the National Gallery at Merrion Square and there will be someone sitting at the edge giving tickets. The tickets are free and are worth the trip. The building is stunning and you don't often...More

Thank PavlH
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Beautiful building with deep artistic historical tour, mostly focusses on recent Irish art and historical visits. Reccomend visiting if interested in. Could use more "dated Irish history" if that reads right. . More honesty and harder straight forward facts. Average, not for the building, art,...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The Government buildings which is where the Irish Taoiseach’s (Prime Minster) Offices are found. The building used to belong to University College Dublin before it was repurposed into its current usage.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It is rare to get a tour of a Prime Minister's office. In Dublin it is possible. On most Saturdays tours take place from 10.30 to 15.30. The tour lasts around 40 minutes. The tour includes most of the fine rooms including the cabinet room....More

Thank 3650Chestnut
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This is a 'must do' tour for any self respecting Irish History & Art lover:-A tour of Government buildings is a breathtaking insight into a recent period of Irish History and Art,beautifully combined. I had the privilege of taking this guided tour of Leinster House,...More

Thank fe22016
Reviewed 28 December 2016

So there is a set of buildings names Marrion Square which are really names government buildings and is on their sign. Its in the same style right next to parliament house - Lancaster House and National Gallery. The buildings here are really in the same...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 25 November 2016

On Saturdays there are free tours available of Ireland's government buildings, including a visit to the Office of the Taoiseach. Meet at the National Gallery to obtain a free ticket and meet up with the tour guide who will escort you through the buildings. Hidden...More

2  Thank LemhiRG
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited with family Sat Aug 20th 2016. Very competently guided by Darragh into the Aston Webb and Thomas Manly Deane designed buildings with figures of Hamilton and Boyle observing. Evie Hone's stain glass window is impressive as is the Taoiseach's office, cabinet room, pictures and...More

Thank John_McDarby
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Though to get in and have a look around, not too sure, maybe by appointment, or on the public opening days, which only happen once or twice a year. Essentially these are the buildings where the government does it's thing, so probably piles of sensitive...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Unexpectedly interesting and informative place to visit! This visit made me think about Irish history and politics, I definetly need to read more about this country's history.

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