Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin

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Sitting grandly in Phoenix Park, Áras an Uachtaráin serves as the official residence of the President of Ireland. Though the building started as a brick house for the park's ranger in 1751, today this stately structure resembles the iconic White House in Washington, D.C. Admire the grand exterior or pop into the visitor's center to arrange a guided tour, which grants access to some of the state rooms and includes lots of information about the history of the park, house, and presidency of Ireland. Plan to visit Áras an Uachtaráin and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dublin attractions using our Dublin trip itinerary planner .
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  • The residence of the president and his staff. Usually only seen from the outside some emroad removal from the street. If you get up very early, you can be lucky enough to grab one of the few places in one of the few guided tours in the house in the visitor centre. The House is, externally, actually reminiscent of the White House in Washington.
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  • Originall called the vice-regal lodge, the house has been expanded over the years. It is located in the Phoenix park close to Dublin city. not many people are permitted to live in the Park- the Americ...  more »
  • We loved this tour of the presidential house a couple of weeks ago , Lef .. our guide was engaging, interesting and very funny throughout . We were allowed plenty of time to take some photographs outs...  more »
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  • Free guided tours are on Saturdays and are first-come-first-served basis with tickets issued from the Phoenix Park Visitor Center. The tour itself takes about an hour. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Great experience! Very posh atmosphere,very lovely experience.Beth Ann was a great and gentle ,explained everything. Showed presidents office,full of books and trophys.Dining room,garden,guest room,amazin waterford crystal lamps.Great tour served with two shuttle busses.Tour guide Beth was so helpful she managed to get additional spot and ticket for our friend n 5 in group who arrived late.Thanks a million for the tour!
  • Tours of the Aras are very informative and interesting. The gardens are very attractively designed and well maintained.
  • Nice place
  • I was lucky to snag the last tour ticket of the day, no charge! The tour guide was very friendly, and made sure all questions were answered along the way. Very beautiful building, with a lot of history.
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