O1235 : Áras an Uachtaráin

taken 16 years ago, near to Islandbridge, Cabra, Ashtown and Chapelizod, Dublin, Ireland

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Áras an Uachtaráin
Áras an Uachtaráin
Áras an Uachtaráin is the official residence of the President of Ireland. The original house was designed by park ranger and amateur architect Nathaniel Clements, in the mid eighteenth century. It was bought by the administration of the British Lord Lieutenant to become his summer residence in the 1780s. (His official residence was in the Viceregal Apartments in Dublin Castle.) The house in the park later became the Viceregal Lodge. With the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922, the office of Lord Lieutenant was abolished. It remained the residence of the Governor-General of the Irish Free State until 1932. The house was left empty for some years, until the office of President of Ireland was created in 1937. It was renamed Áras an Uachtaráin, meaning 'house of the president' in Irish. LinkExternal link
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O1235, 31 images   (more nearby search)
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Thursday, 21 September, 2006   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 September, 2006
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Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 121 358 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.6453N 6:19.0167W
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