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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland (Phoenix Park)
01-670-9155
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Ranked #68 of 277 attractions in Dublin
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Architectural Buildings
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... more » 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. « less
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Limerick, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Santa Ana, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Although we did not stop to tour the Irish White House, the grandeur of this house is beautiful. It's ironic how much of our architecture is structured after someone else's!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Free tickets on Saturday to see the Irish presidents home from the visitors centre in Phoenix Park. We got there at 10.15 and got tickets for 10.30. How lucky was that! Bus takes 25 people to the house and guided tour took just under an hour. The tour was interesting with a very knowledgable guide. No photos allowed so put... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Seeing this place is free of charge, as long as you manage to get the tickets. We were there before 11 am and got tickets for a tour at 2:30 pm, soon there were no tickets left. Because buses that take you there were late, out tour was made shorter. I don't think it's okay -- if you promise a... More

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tullamore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

attended here as part of a group for summer day out , must say i really enjoyed it , chap who brings you through the house is so enthusiastic about the place its hard not to enjoy it , its a short tour as your only allowed access to 3 rooms but enough for me and group ,highly recommended !!

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Tickets are available for a free tour of the Aras most Saturday mornings. Tickets are issued from the Phoenix park visitors centre from 10am on a first come first served basis. Numbers are limited to around 25 per tour (one tour per hour starting at 10.30am). We joined the queue at 9.45am and got tickets for a 1.30pm tour. The... More

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Dublin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

you get to go inside the Aras, no large groups allowed, go alone and try it, friendly and historic, have to admit only tried it when friends visited from outside dublin

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We took the #46 bus to Phoenix Park and walked past the zoo and through the park to the Visitor's Center. It was quite a hike, but well worth a visit. There's a little shuttle to Aras an Uachtarain and a guided tour through the reception areas, the dining room, and the Irish president's study. There is a bust and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you’re living in Dublin or visiting, a tour of the Aras is a must. The tours only take place on a Saturday and it is best to double check on Friday afternoon as they can be cancelled if required. The free tickets are given on a first come first served basis from the visitors centre and run from 10:30... More

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