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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

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A Surprise in the Woods

We drove past this building on a bus tour of Ireland. It was surprising to see a 'White House' in... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
AmandaOldRog
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Well worth a visit

What a pleasure it was to visit this historic place. Picked up by mini bus brought to and from. Our... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Louise C
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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, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

We drove past this building on a bus tour of Ireland. It was surprising to see a 'White House' in Ireland. Of course, it is not an exact replica, but close enough to give it a second glance. The brilliant green all around it made...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

What a pleasure it was to visit this historic place. Picked up by mini bus brought to and from. Our guide was excellent so informative. The house exceeded all my expectations. My children also enjoyed it and we even got to see the president heading...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 27 April 2018 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

Thank Marla7
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
Reviewed 29 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

Thank Stephen M
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

1  Thank MaryTDublin
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
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
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

Thank Quasimama
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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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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