Tours & Visits
OPW Guided Tours
Áras an Uachtaráin is both the official and private residence of the President of Ireland.
The President is pleased to welcome the public to participate in the guided tours organised by the Office of Public Works and to enjoy the experience of visiting and viewing the main reception and state rooms of Áras an Uachtaráin.
The guided tours take place almost every Saturday all year round.
Each tour takes about an hour and is free of charge. Tickets are issued on a first-come-first-served basis from the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Group and/or advance booking is not possible.
Please note: The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is a separate heritage site, located outside of the grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin, which has a children's playground and café.
The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (01 677 0095) opening hours are 9.30am to 5pm. These times may be subject to change - enquiries in advance are advised.
Guided tours are offered on Saturdays at the following times:
Summer times (Mid-July to Mid-October): 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2.00pm and 3.15pm.
Winter times (Mid-October to Mid-July, excluding 7th December): 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Occasionally, due to State and/or Official Business it is not possible to accommodate Public Tours. Please visit this website for updates.
*Please note that no house tours are available on Saturday 29th February 2020*
Visitors must bring photographic identification on the day of the visit.
Áras an Uachtaráin is closed from 24th to 26th December.