Visit & Explore

Visit & Explore

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.
Tours of Áras an Uachtaráin are available at 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.
Visitors must bring photographic identification on the day of the visit.

There will be no public tours of the house on the following dates:

Saturday, 7th December, 2019;
Saturday, 28th December, 2019; and
Saturday, 4th January, 2020

Áras an Uachtaráin is closed from 24th to 26th December.
Áras an Uachtaráin has a Changing Places accessible toilet which offers a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a ceiling track hoist and ample space for carers.