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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 9155
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Friendly staff in an iconic building... and beautiful gardens!

We were invited to take a tour with my school to the Aras recently and really enjoyed this unique... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Architecturally disappointing but still very interesting!

We went on a random Sunday and were super lucky to get a ticket for the last tour because as we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Phoenix Park
+353 1 670 9155
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 9 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

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 23 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
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This President's House is located inside Phoenix Park. What surprised me was how little the security seemed to be as from the Phoenix Park, one can see the House. It is white (as the name suggests) but it seems to be of equal in terms...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Recently went on the free Saturday morning tour of the Aras and it was just fantastic. Our tour guide (whose name I have unfortunately forgotten) was incredibly pleasant and knowledgable and was able to answer any questions we had. The highlight of the trip was...More

1  Thank hootwink
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a great opportunity to visit the residence of the President of Ireland. The building and setting is beautiful and well worth the visit. The tour is free of charge and is superbly presented, respecting the individual as well as the need for appropriate...More

Thank 819JohnP
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We got an invitation to one of the President's Tea Parties in June this year. Aras an Uachtarain was built in 1751 and has been home to the Irish President since 1938. I alway wanted to visit and never ever expected to attend a tea...More

Thank motorcar1
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What time does it open?
4 July 2015|
Response from NadiaK2512 |
I found the answer below - 10am, thanks.
Are there admission fees? What are the hours for tours? Are you open on Saturdays? Can I make reservations for Saturday, 14 February 2015?
6 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