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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 9155
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Gracious home, gracious staff

Located in the huge Phoenix Park in Dublin. It's a lovely home, and the staff is very gracious... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Port St Lucie, FL
Rushed tour with emphasis on gardens

I was keen to get a look inside the official home of Ireland's President but I was a bit... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Brisbane, Queensland
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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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Phoenix Park
+353 1 670 9155
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 31 July 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
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.

Thank doylemary2
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
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were invited to take a tour with my school to the Aras recently and really enjoyed this unique experience. The staff were extremely accomodating, answering all of the children's questions and giving us a glimpse into the life of the Irish president.

Thank Niamhyosa
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went on a random Sunday and were super lucky to get a ticket for the last tour because as we were told they are usually sell out in the morning. A mini bus drove us and a couple of other visitors (possibly 8 in...More

Thank BiancaZaza
Reviewed 8 April 2017

On a lovely sunny day we saw the President's Residence at its best aided by an excellent commentary from our guide Bernie. Only open to the public on Saturdays this tour is a must for tourists and Irish residents alike. As well as seeing a...More

1  Thank SuzyQdublin
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Found it to a treasure , educational with the opertunity to walk the great Hall of leaders , the ballroom , historic presidential car . Well worth a Saturday morning tour. Very interesting guide . Photos are not permitted, fantastic grounds .

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Did the tour on Saturday 28th January. Our guide Bernie was brilliant. We had fairly free access to the ground floor of the Aras which is full of history and interesting pieces of art. The guide was also able to relate the architecture to other...More

Thank miriamlrogers
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I always wanted to do this tour but never got around to it, so on Saturday we brought ourselves and the three little ones (7,4,2) along hoping that the kids would enjoy it or at least behave for the duration! I was delighted they obliged...More

Thank MrsSRD
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4 July 2015|
Response from NadiaK2512 |
I found the answer below - 10am, thanks.
5 February 2015|
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