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Aras an Uachtarain (The Irish White House)

Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 9155
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Whistletop tour. A unique experience. No photos

First of all, you have to be up early to get tickets from the visitors' centre from 9.30. You could... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Garden party

Have to admit this way exceeded my expectations, we were treated with kindness and curtesy by all... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Phoenix Park
+353 1 670 9155
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, you have to be up early to get tickets from the visitors' centre from 9.30. You could be lucky if it's out of season and there's less demand. When I went, there were 2 groups before me at 9.15am. I brought my...More

Thank MaryTDublin
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Have to admit this way exceeded my expectations, we were treated with kindness and curtesy by all the staff both military and civilian . We were a group of Defence Force veterans who for the most part had never been to the arus before. There...More

Thank krustybob
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were on a tour of the city and had entered Phoenix Park where we passed the building. Shortly after leaving the park, we heard sirens as the president's motorcade passed by us. Interesting place.

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Located in the huge Phoenix Park in Dublin. It's a lovely home, and the staff is very gracious. Public tours are available most Saturdays year round, on a reservation basis. Sign up at the Phoenix Park Visitor Center. I was lucky enough to win a...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I was keen to get a look inside the official home of Ireland's President but I was a bit disappointed by the experience. No photos were allowed inside and no guidebook was available for purchase, so things weren't looking good even before my group even...More

1  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We took the free guided tour of the Aras. We found it very informative and interesting - a great way to spend an hour. Our guide Lief - was great and a pleasure to listen to.

Thank doylemary2
Reviewed 22 June 2017

had the privilege of being invited to two garden parties here last year, what a magnificent place it is!! The gardens are sublime and the history of the House is amazing. Both times we had food in the marquee, which was absolutely delicious.

Thank PaulaGalvin
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were invited to take a tour with my school to the Aras recently and really enjoyed this unique experience. The staff were extremely accomodating, answering all of the children's questions and giving us a glimpse into the life of the Irish president.

Thank Niamhyosa
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went on a random Sunday and were super lucky to get a ticket for the last tour because as we were told they are usually sell out in the morning. A mini bus drove us and a couple of other visitors (possibly 8 in...More

Thank BiancaZaza
Reviewed 9 April 2017

On a lovely sunny day we saw the President's Residence at its best aided by an excellent commentary from our guide Bernie. Only open to the public on Saturdays this tour is a must for tourists and Irish residents alike. As well as seeing a...More

1  Thank SuzyQdublin
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4 July 2015|
Response from NadiaK2512 |
I found the answer below - 10am, thanks.
6 February 2015|
Response from CaptainBrooksie | Reviewed this property |
Hey! This tour is absolutely free. You can't book in advance and they only run on Saturday's. The tours run from 10am and are first come first served. You collect tickets at the Phoenix Park Vistors Centre