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 fifteen minutes 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. 

Guided tours of the House are offered on Saturdays at the following times:

January - December: 10.00am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3.00pm.

Guided tours of the Gardens will begin at the end of June until October.

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 tours on 10th September, 2022.**

Áras an Uachtaráin is closed from 24th to 26th December.

Please contact Phoenix Park Visitor Centre for more information by telephone on 01-6770095 or by email at [email protected]
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.