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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland (Phoenix Park)
Phone Number: 01-670-9155
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Ranked #45 of 252 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Originally a modest 18th-century house, the building that today serves as the official place of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Myself and my girlfriend went on this tour yesterday. Both of us enjoyed it so much. First of all we went to Phoenix park visitor centre to book ourselfs in and get free tickets. At departure time two minibuses collect us and bring to Aras an Uachrain. Our tour guide was extreamelly nice and gave us loads interesting information about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love touring old historic buildings like this, but as an Irish National I was a little let down by the Áras. On the tour you are only brought through 3-4 state rooms in the house in which there is little fascination... Granted that it is an impressive building and the home of the President of Ireland, it still pales... More 

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belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Wondering what to do on a wet saturday in Dublin, our group of 4 ( two couples) decided to visit The Aras in Phoenix Park and what a day it was. We arrived at the visitors center a little early for the next tour around (12.15pm), so we were advised to take in a visit to Farmleigh house first ,... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a fantastic trip this was. As part of InterTrade Ireland we were taken on a visit to the Aras to meet with President Higgins. This was indeed a very special day. we were brought in and lined up in the hall. A fantastic time to take in the decor and surroundings of this place. From here we all took... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was lucky enough to do a tour of the Aras last Saturday. The tour is free and we turned up at around 10am. We had been advised to ring the office on the Friday beforehand to ensure the tour was still going ahead as he lady told us that the Aras can be closed if there are visiting dignitaries.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a free tour. Tickets are available from the Phoenix Park visitors centre on a first come/first served basis. Tours run on Saturdays only, hourly from 10:30am. It's well worth doing and gives some intereting insight into itish history.

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Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Check in advance if any entrance gates are closed, as we got stuck as a 10k race was on! To obtain a (free) ticket for the 10.30am Tour of the Aras. get to the Visitor Centre in Phoenix Park about 9.30am. While waiting for the shuttle bus, take 15mins to go around the Visitor Centre to see a well-arranged short... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was my first trip to the Aras even thought I have been living in Dublin for 6+ years now. It was a very well run and informative visit ... and it felt like such a privilege to see where the president of the country lives. The tour is FREE ... however you need to go to the visitor center... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went there on Saturday, 5th. We checked the website the night before and 5th was not listed as a closed day. We drove from Limerick and when we arrived at the Phoenix Park Visitor we were informed that the tours had been cancelled. When we asked why we told on the instructions of the President. Why was it not... More 

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Bundoran, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Today was probably my third or fourth time doing the tour of Áras an Úachtaráin and I've enjoyed it every time. I got in at the very last minute on the weekly Saturday tour (they go on the hour from 10.30am-3.30pm - you can't book in advance though - you need to show up at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre... More 

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