Aras an Uachtarain Phoenix Park
The residence of the President of Ireland.
Aras an Uachtaráin is the official residence of the President of Ireland. The house is open to the public each Saturday and 5 200 people visit the formal rooms and view the grounds each year. In addition to official guests at the many state functions hosted by the President, more than 11,000 visit the house by invitation each year.
Áras an Uachtaráin had a colourful history before becoming the Official Residence of the President of Ireland. Built in 1751 Situated in the 1,752 acres of the Phoenix Park near Dublin, the original house was built by Park Ranger Nathaniel Clements. By 1782 it had been acquired for use by the Viceroys who oversaw British rule in Ireland. Clements received £25,000 for the house.
There have been many improvements and additions to the house over the years, the most noteworthy being:
• Establishment of formal gardens by Decimus Burton in the 1840s
• Addition of the East Wing in 1849 for the state visit of Queen Victoria
• Installation of Dublin mains gas supply in 1852 and electricity in 1908
• Extension of the West Wing for the visit of George V in 1911
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