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Government Buildings

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Address: Merrion St., Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-619-4116

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Impressive looking buildings on Merrion Street....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 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 information about etc. Though of course, very impressive looking from the exterior.

Thank Theycallitmadness
Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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.

Thank 309ilonam
Oracle, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I don't know how you get a special tour, but our group from Mountmellick had a special tour by the Senator from that area. He told us quite a bit about US celebrities who had visited. Imagine our surprise when there for tea, we ordered tea, coffee - or Guiness!

Thank EvalineAuerbach
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife and I were passing by after seeing one of the museums nearby and were impressed by the architecture of the buildings used by the government. The building used by the Prime Minister was very good.

Thank BennyMalaga
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Some nations may open Government buildings on a 'doors open' day, or similar, but Ireland is unusual if not unique in opening the office of the Taisoeach (Prime Minister) and the Cabinet Room to the public each Saturday. You must obtain a ticket on the day from the enquiry desk at the National Gallery of Ireland (round the corner in... More 

Thank Sarum_Castle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Not many people know this but every Saturday in the National Art Gallery a table with a man appears with tickets to visit the Government buildings. For approximately 40 minutes Darragh gives a fascinating and informative tour of the buildings and the department of the Taoiseach whose day to day office you actually visit. In addition to visiting the cabinet... More 

Thank magenta_clovisse
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

These buildings are only open for visitors on Saturday mornings (3 tours) and were an unexpected bonus. Our tour guide was full of information on both the history of Ireland and these buildings and made the tour very enjoyable. It was good to see these beautiful old buildings being fully used and in a typically Irish down-to-earth and relaxed way,... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The place is completely free of charge, which is a price that can't be beat. It's great to be able to walk in around and have a look. It's a large building with magnificent architecture. It's worth a stop in on the way to Dublin Castle.

1 Thank Kaitlin S
Longford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Didn't even know you could take a tour of Government buildings! Just happened to be passing on a Friday and saw the notice, had no idea how much it would cost but decided it was something we would like to see. Very surprised and pleased to find out on the Saturday that it was in fact Free! Not a long... More 

1 Thank shiv367
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Great architecture, history, a working office plenty to see and visit in this area lots of coffee stop offs and chats easy!

Thank Claire787

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