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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

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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Community Tea Party

We got an invitation to one of the President's Tea Parties in June this year. Aras an Uachtarain was built in 1751 and has been home to the Irish President since 1938. I alway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dublin Ireland
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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got an invitation to one of the President's Tea Parties in June this year. Aras an Uachtarain was built in 1751 and has been home to the Irish President since 1938. I alway wanted to visit and never ever expected to attend a tea party there. I only got to see Michael D O'Higgins but his wife Sabina welcomed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide (Nick) was fantastic. The house is gorgeous. Very proud to be Irish as the residence was as good as any other nation could provide. Deep pile carpets, beautiful views and paintings throughout. The painting of Mary mcaleese was terrible as she is a beautiful woman and amazing president and it didn't go her justice. Mary robinsons portrait... More 

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La Oliva, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Amazed and delighted with the free minibus tour offered from the Phoenix Park Visitor centre at Ashtown Castle most Saturdays (CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR SHORT NOTICE CLOSURES FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS). Very informative guide and the house is beautiful. Security is inevitable (hence no interior photos) but they hand you out a free leaflet with pictures of the rooms as a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Took a tour of Aras an Uachtarain in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Very professionally presnted tour of the house, provided free of charge by the Office of Public Works. Very knowledgeable, warm and friendly tour guide provided an informative and consistently interesting talk on the house, it's history and it's occupants. Only available on Saturday but well worth doing.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

During our tour of the Boyne Valley, our guide Wayne mentioned that there are free tours on Saturday. So glad he mentioned this as it was such a joy to see it up close. No pictures are allowed for some reason, come on now, why? Such beauty from the start share it, our guide was tops even though he had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A great opportunity to tour the historic president's house. The free tour on Saturdays is easy to get tickets to -- but do make sure you go to the Visitors Center in Phenix Park instead of directly to the gates of the house. The tickets are distributed from there, and that is also where the tour departs from. Small buses... More 

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

The Irish Presidential Palace - The White House is easy and free to visit on Saturdays but doesn't appear that there is great demand or interest A fine building with a perpetual welcoming light.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Impressive structure that is easy to get to and therefore a must see. The Phoenix Park is beautiful too, so it's easy to make an afternoon of it. You never know who or what you'll bump into.

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I took the 10:30 AM Saturday morning tour that starts at the Phoenix Park Visitor Center parking lot (get free tickets beforehand at the Visitor Center). We got to see 5 rooms and 2 hallways in the building. The tour guide gave a fair history of what we were seeing. It helps to watch the 10 minute film back in... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

A well presented free of charge tour, only available on Saturdays. Very knowledgable tour guide, even almost met the president as he arrived back from a rugby match.

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