- Aras an Uachtaráin is the official residence of the President of Ireland and has the Phoenix Park—the largest city park in Europe as its garden. Built in 1751 as a rather luxurious home for the park ranger, the house became the residence of successive viceroys, who oversaw British rule in Ireland. In 1938 it became home to the president of the newly-independent Ireland and today welcomes some 15,000 visitors each year. There is no provision for pre-bookings and tickets—which are free of charge—are dispensed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
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