It's not often that you get to see how and where a President lives. Who better to give a tour of Áras an Uachtarain than the President himself.

President Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh takes viewers on a tour of the architectural, artistic and historical aspects of Áras an Uachtarain the official residence of the President of Ireland. 

In this excerpt from the programme Ó Dáilaigh describes an elaborate mantelpiece in the dining room. In an extension built in 1848 for the visit of Queen Victoria, he gives the history of the bathroom and the heating system, neither of which have been modernised.

RTÉ film crew at Áras an Uachtaráin (1976)
RTÉ film crew at Áras an Uachtaráin (1976)

President Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh in Áras an Uachtaráin (1976)
President Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh in Áras an Uachtaráin (1976)

'Private View' was an eight part series. This episode was filmed in February 1976 and broadcast on 31 October 1976. President Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh resigned from office on 22 October 1976.