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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 June 8, 2018
Berkshire, England
Stunning building

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

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place that promises Alot And delivers nothing . Beautiful building keeping the Rats entrapped

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephen m
Reviewed June 8, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PavlH
Reviewed February 27, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Céiligh M
Reviewed February 24, 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed August 21, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 3650Chestnut
Reviewed July 27, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank fe22016
Reviewed December 27, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed November 24, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank LemhiRG
Reviewed August 22, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank John_McDarby
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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