Irish National Stud & Gardens

Irish National Stud & Gardens

Irish National Stud & Gardens
4.5
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
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The Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development & promotion of Irish thoroughbred bloodstock & as one of the country's major tourist attractions. Located in the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred county, Co. Kildare, the Irish National Stud & Gardens is one of Ireland’s true treasures. Beginning in the early 1900s, the stud has produced some of the finest racehorses in Europe. It is one of the only thoroughbred breeding farms open to the public & its unique history & beauty are admired by visitors from around the globe. Visitors can view immaculately bred stallions & admire protective mares alongside their frolicking foals. There is also an opportunity to meet retired equine stars like Faugheen & Beef or Salmon on the stud’s ‘Living Legend's’ team. A visit to the stud’s new interactive centre, ‘The Irish Racehorse Experience’ truly brings to life the worlds of these magnificent animals. The grounds are also home to the Japanese Gardens & St Fiachras Garden.
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Tony E
Switzerland568 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit, especially the guided tour of the stud and the Japanese garden. The guided tour is a must - you’ll learn so much about the breeding of thoroughbred horses, the economics of racing them, and much else besides. I had met Arkle, the greatest steeplechaser of all time, as a veterinary student in the 1960s; how poignant to be reunited with his skeleton now! If you do visit the Japanese garden, don’t be misled by the term ‘Easy Route’. Both pathways through the garden are only for the nimble footed!
Written 1 June 2023
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L Z
Park City, UT134 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We were lucky enough to fit this in before our trip to the airport and I wish we'd had 2 or 3 more hours. It is an incredible facility. The animals are clearly well looked after. We missed the gardens because I lingered too long in the interactive experience and visiting the horses :)
There were lots of babies and moms as they haven't been weaned yet this time of year. The weather was gorgeous which made for an even better experience.
The food was good and they had plenty of gluten free options.
Our baby even got to pet a million dollar retired race horse (exercising caution of course) he LOVED it.
Incredible to see.
Written 1 June 2023
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CaptainNancy
Oxford1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed the race horse experience and tour of the stud. Although we already own a race horse we learnt lots of things we didn’t know. The gardens were beautiful too and were able to take our dogs round with us too. The trip to the stud was the high light of our holiday!
Written 27 May 2023
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bed3106 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Great day out. We know nothing about horses or racing and found this an excellent day out. The tour was informative, the Irish Racehorse Experience was fabulous fun and the Japanese gardens very peaceful.
Written 26 May 2023
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JeanDublin m
Bray, Ireland176 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
We had a wonderful 4 hours here on Monday last 15th May.
We visited St. Fiachra's Garden first then did The National Stud Guided Tour with Natacha who was really brilliant at giving us a 5 star tour and explaining everything they do with the horses. The foals were in the fields with the mares and it was so lovely to see. What a great treat. Then we went into The Japanese Gardens which was an oasis of calm and much appreciated by us. We had a great chat with Sinead another member of Staff who was just so nice to us.
Because we were staying in The Club @ Goffs we got a special 20% discount when we booked online so look out for these in the local Discover Ireland Centres or in your accommodation.
We loved this super attraction and highly recommend it for an amazing day out.
Written 18 May 2023
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Mary F
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May 2023 • Couples
The wholeexperience was fantastic. Myself and my husband went along with our daughter and her boyfriend. We had an absolute blast. The four of us had The Irish Racehourse Experience. We laughed all the time and had such a great time. The surroundings and overall experience was the best we have had in such a long time . I would highly reccommend it.
Written 18 May 2023
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Michael P
Lightwater, UK131 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
DO NOT MISS THIS TREAT
From the moment we arrived this was clearly an experience to recommend.
Every person and member of staff we met were courteous and welcoming; clearly going above and beyond at every opportunity.
A special highlight was the informative and interesting Stud Tour hosted by ‘Jamie’, what a treat! His knowledge and humour were excellent.

Finally, the restaurant should be praised for the quality of offering as well as the cheerful nature of service. The sweet treats were both delicious and generous.

And then there are the horses … …
Written 17 May 2023
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FestiveChicken
1 contribution
May 2023
Absolutely gorgeous grounds and horses. Kildare is a quaint town , with amazing and friendly people. I felt the stress of our trip, and the loss of my own Thoroughbred seep from my body the moment I stepped onto the paths leading to the pastures. We will be back
Written 17 May 2023
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Derek H
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Went with kids and grandparents. For the price it really doesn't match up with other
similar places. Not helped by staff in the entrance being rude and extremely unhelpful. Food is actually better than other reviews say but really the staff let it down. Very slow and as I said quite rude and abrupt. Actual gardens are below average which was a shame. Blarney Castle and gardens being the gold standard. For thos price money would be better spent at the zoo
Written 16 May 2023
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Godfather31
Cork, Ireland4 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Amazing gardens and great drinks plus fun activities! Lots of horses to see and feed! ponds,rivers and waterfalls!!!!
Written 15 May 2023
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