Government Buildings

Government Buildings

An imposing complex built by the former British administration in Ireland, the building now accommodates the Department of An Taoiseach, the Department of Finance and the Office of the Attorney General.

When built by the British, the complex was designed for two new government departments, the Local Government Board and the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction, as well as the Royal College of Science, then housed in 51 St Stephen’s Green. By coincidence, the complex was completed in March 1922, and was available immediately to be occupied by the new Irish Free State government.

In more recent times, the building has been converted and entirely refurbished to form modern accommodation for a number of departments.

Opening Hours:

Tours take place every Saturday every hour on the hour at 10.30 am – 1.30 pm. Tickets can be collected from 10.00 am on Saturdays from the National Gallery.

Please note that visiting arrangements are subject to cancellation on short notice (due to official State business), so visitors should check in advance to avoid disappointment.

Contact & Pricing:
Tel: 01 645 8813 / 01 619 4116
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Admission free.