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Áras an Uachtaráin

A taste of presidential elegance

Saturdays Only 10:15 – 16:30

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Áras an Uachtaráin

A taste of presidential elegance

Saturdays Only 10:15 – 16:30

See all opening times

Admission

Free admission tickets are issued at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre ONLY on the day, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group visits and/or advance bookings are not permitted.

Getting here

Phoenix Park
Dublin 8
D08 E1W3

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Trip Advisor

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Áras an Uachtaráin

Áras an Uachtaráin started life as a modest brick house, built in 1751 for the Phoenix Park chief ranger. It was later an occasional residence for the lords lieutenant. During that period it evolved into a sizeable and elegant mansion.

It has been claimed that Irish architect James Hoban used the garden front portico as the model for the façade of the White House.

After independence, the governors general occupied the building. The first president of the Republic of Ireland, Douglas Hyde, took up residence here in 1938. It has been home to every president since then.

The Áras welcomes slightly less distinguished visitors, too, offering free guided tours to the public every Saturday, subject to official State business permitting.

Opening Times

Open Saturdays Only.

Average length of visit: 1 hour

Guided Tours: 28 visitors maximum Duration: 30 minutes Summer 10:15 – 16:30 Winter 10:30 – 15:30

Guided Tours Meeting Point: Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, D08 Y304

Seasonal Opening Times

Summer

10:15 – 16:30

Winter

10:30 – 15:30

Notice

As with all Government buildings visiting arrangements are subject to cancellation at short notice.

Contact

Phoenix Park
Dublin 8
D08 E1W3

01 677 0095

Getting Here

In the Phoenix Park, signposted from the Phoenix Monument 4km from the centre of Dublin.

Click the relevant icon below to open Maps directions

Facilities

    Restrictions

    • Access by Guided Tour Only
    • No photography

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