Leinster House

Photo: Alice Clancy

Leinster House

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Saturday 13 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 14 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Leinster House was originally designed by Richard Castle for James Fitzgerald, 20th Earl of Kildare and Duke of Leinster. The house was purchased by the Dublin Society (RDS) in 1815 and became a centre for cultural development. The 3rd Dáil met there in September 1922 and since then it has been the seat of the Oireachtas, the Parliament of Ireland. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the corridors of Leinster House and also visit both the Dáil and Seanad Chambers.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Visitors will need photo Identification and contact phone number. Wheelchair accessible.

Designed by: Richard Castle
Building Date: 1745
Location: Kildare St, Dublin 2

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