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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

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Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01-670-9155
Description: Originally a modest 18th-century house, the building that today serves as...
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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The Aras an Uachtarain tour conducted by OPW is one of the best free tours that I have been to in years. Our tour guide was very informative and gave us a lot of information about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Aras an Uachtarain tour conducted by OPW is one of the best free tours that I have been to in years. Our tour guide was very informative and gave us a lot of information about the history of the place. I wish photography was allowed inside the house as well as the furnishings inside the house is really awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Aras an Uachtarain: on this guided tour, you learn about the history of Phoenix Park and of the naming of Aras and what it stands for. Our guide walked us through different rooms in the white house which offered stunning views. We also got to walk into the office of the President and could view different gifts given to him... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You feel that you are in front of the american white house, only with very little surveillance. It's in the phoenix park and you can stand very close to it.

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Ireland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Aras an Uachtaitain is the official residence of the President of Ireland. Until last week I was unaware that you could take a tour of it! You go to The visitors centre in Phoenix Park at 10am on Saturday morning (the only day the tours take place) You get a free ticket and come back at the due time. Then... More 

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Dublin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After 10 years in Ireland I decided this week end to have a look at the Aras and I was not disappointed . Very pleasant surprise, this guide tour is extremely interesting,well commented even my 7 years old child enjoyed it . You learn a lot about the Phoenix Park and Irish history and I will go back in summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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