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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 9155
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Great tour, and free!

If you are visiting the Phoenix Park on a Saturday morning, make sure to pop into the visitor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marla7
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Naas, Ireland
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Ireland’s White House

This house is where Ireland’s President lives. It can be viewed easily from the main road at... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
DublinWelcomesAll
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Dublin, Ireland
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Originally a modest 18th-century house, the building that today serves as the official place of residence for Ireland's President has been greatly expanded over the years.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting the Phoenix Park on a Saturday morning, make sure to pop into the visitor centre and get your ticket for Aras an Uachtarain! The visit to the president's house is very well organised and interesting, giving you some insights on the...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This house is where Ireland’s President lives. It can be viewed easily from the main road at bisects The Phoenix Park - Chesterfield Avenue. One can visit if one gets invited to the The Park.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

It is a great opportunity to visit the president of Ireland’s house in Dublin. For those interested you must get tickets from the Phoenix Park visitor centre on Saturdays only. There’s a number of timeslots one can register for. The guided tour starts with being...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

First of all, you have to be up early to get tickets from the visitors' centre from 9.30. You could be lucky if it's out of season and there's less demand. When I went, there were 2 groups before me at 9.15am. I brought my...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Have to admit this way exceeded my expectations, we were treated with kindness and curtesy by all the staff both military and civilian . We were a group of Defence Force veterans who for the most part had never been to the arus before. There...More

1  Thank krustybob
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were on a tour of the city and had entered Phoenix Park where we passed the building. Shortly after leaving the park, we heard sirens as the president's motorcade passed by us. Interesting place.

Thank ct-cruisers
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Located in the huge Phoenix Park in Dublin. It's a lovely home, and the staff is very gracious. Public tours are available most Saturdays year round, on a reservation basis. Sign up at the Phoenix Park Visitor Center. I was lucky enough to win a...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I was keen to get a look inside the official home of Ireland's President but I was a bit disappointed by the experience. No photos were allowed inside and no guidebook was available for purchase, so things weren't looking good even before my group even...More

1  Thank geographyguy_11
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We took the free guided tour of the Aras. We found it very informative and interesting - a great way to spend an hour. Our guide Lief - was great and a pleasure to listen to.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

had the privilege of being invited to two garden parties here last year, what a magnificent place it is!! The gardens are sublime and the history of the House is amazing. Both times we had food in the marquee, which was absolutely delicious.

Thank PaulaGalvin
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I found the answer below - 10am, thanks.
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Response from CaptainBrooksie | Reviewed this property |
Hey! This tour is absolutely free. You can't book in advance and they only run on Saturday's. The tours run from 10am and are first come first served. You collect tickets at the Phoenix Park Vistors Centre
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