The Embassy of Ireland is located in the Wratislaw Palace, where we may find a terraced garden and a sala terrena at the rear of the premises. The two-storey Baroque palace was created by converting two original houses. These were bought by Franz Christoph Wratislaw von Mittrowitz in 1671 and combined into one in 1717. The present appearance of the palace dates back to 1824 -34, when it was rebuilt in the Classicist style. In 1861-76, the premises were used as a secondary school (the Lesser Town Grammar School). Today, apart from the Embassy of Ireland, it houses the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo and the American Centre. The palace neighbours the Schönborn Palace, the seat of the United States Embassy. It is protected as a national cultural monument.
At this reading place, visitors can take part in a mini-course on the basics of Czech sign language between readings.