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Government Buildings Tour

Government Buildings Tour

Title:
Government Buildings Tour
When:
Sat 15th Jul 2017, 10:30
Location:
Government Buildings
Categories:
Gallery/Museums, Free, Family & Kids
Price:
Free

Description

Guided tours are every Saturday but only from 10.30–13.30 every hour on the half hour. Duration is about 40 minutes. Tickets are free are available on the morning of the tours from the National Gallery.


Government Buildings

Location:
Government Buildings
Street:
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Dublin
City:
Dublin
Country:
Ireland
Price:
Tours take place every Saturday at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 and 13.30. Average Length of Visit: 40 minute

Description

This is the final building to be built under British Rule in Ireland. The foundation stone was laid in 1904 by King Edward V11 but the building was only completed in 1922. By that time Ireland had just come through a civil war and the building was immediately occupied by the new Free State government. The State has occupied the building since and the Government continues to use the Council Chamber which had been the cabinet room for all Irish governments since 1922.