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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
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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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An Incredible Experience that was Free!

As other reviewers have noted, this residence is only open to the public on a Saturday. We went to the ticket office in the Welcome Centre and were given tickets for a tour that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers have noted, this residence is only open to the public on a Saturday. We went to the ticket office in the Welcome Centre and were given tickets for a tour that began an hour later. That gave us just enough time to watch the video about the park and have a drink in the café. We were... More 

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Thank UKonthego
Chennai (Madras), India
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95 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

one tall beautiful struycture at the centre of a vast land in a calm,quiet surrounding. must see place of ireland.so cool.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The residence is so tastefully located within Phoenix park. Well in all honesty the park is large enough. It was nice to be able to be there.

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Thank TrishWarnz
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is one of the high;ights of our Dublin tour. It's "kind of" open to general public. as in, you need to go to visitor center near the palace on alternate Saturday (i think), then you will get a number and they will take you in their car inside the palace and will show around. We loved it, really nice.

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Thank Gaurav S
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82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Benn the house of the irish president,the design was also the same design as the white house in the us

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Thank EoghanA
Dublin, Ireland
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is another disappointing trip only one room is available to the public to view The building should be on display as the houses in Parliament Don't go out of your way to visit this house

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Naas, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

You can visit the Irish president's house for free and only on Saturdays. You must first sign up at the Phoenix Park's visitor centre. The tour is very interesting and the guide will tell you about the Irish presidents, the history of the house and of the Phoenix Park. You will also see the president's own working studio!! We were... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I won 2x tickets in the culture night lottery & thus got in on one the hourly tours that night. Ive read on other views photography wasn't allowed however it was on this night, bar the president's study. For obvious reasons, this historic building is kept in impeccable condition with many original features in situ & cornicing/stucco work incredibly ornate.... More 

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Monaghan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the visitor centre at 10.40 and the earliest tour we could get was 2.00, so I would advise you to get there early to get tickets. The tour is free and there are about 25 places on each tour. You get a bus from the visitor centre to the aras. Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful building is tucked away inside the beautiful Phoenix Park. Not a whole lot to see but a stunning and elegant building nevertheless.

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