Áras an Uachtaráin, located in Phoenix Park, carries with it the history of Ireland. Originally built in 1751, the house was home to the British viceroys until the independence struggle; now, it is the home of the Irish presidency. Best of all, the house is now open to the public and entirely free of charge.
A knowledgeable guide will walk you through the rooms and grounds, highlighting the presidential study and the row of trees planted by foreign dignitaries, among other items of interest- sometimes even including a small hello from the house's most important resident. Tours are only held on Saturdays, and tickets are on a first come, first serve basis, so get here early.
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