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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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Lovely Morning

I really enjoyed the morning we spent here. Learning about the history and workings of the stud... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Afternoon activity

Went out for the afternoon to visit here as we had never been. It was 12.50 per person, total of... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Galway, Ireland
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Closed to the public for the Winter and will re-open on January 29th 2018. This state-owned commercial stud farm also incorporates the world famous Japanese Gardens and wild Irish St Fiachra's Garden as well as the Irish Horse Museum, Living Legend's, Gift Shop and restuarant. It is also home to some of Ireland's most famous racehorses.
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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I really enjoyed the morning we spent here. Learning about the history and workings of the stud was interesting. The Japanese Gardens were beautiful, but for us the best part was the St Fiachra's Garden. I highly recommend a visit here.

Thank FlutterRob
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Went out for the afternoon to visit here as we had never been. It was 12.50 per person, total of 25 euro to get in. The is plenty to see with loads of walking. The Japanese garden is quite small but lovely to walk around....More

Thank Traloch
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I promised a daughter I would bring her here when she was small. Never got around to it. She brought me and I have to say I was impressed. Not being a horse fan I was nevertheless enthralled by the legends who were munching away...More

Thank claremorrisdolly
Reviewed 9 September 2017

it was a day where the clouds had decided to let loose. It was raining and we wondered if it was a good idea to go to the Stud farm but then it was either today or miss it . So we did go and...More

Thank Seemagoves
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely beautiful day here really enjoyed it The gardens are beautiful you can walk around the hole place by your self or go on a tour whichever way it is out of this world

Thank kegotoole
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I have heard about this place for years. Beautifully kept and fun to explore. The gardens were lovely and interesting. The Stud itself was fascinating. Our guide Paul was attentive, informative and funny! The gift shop was very small but I still managed to find...More

1  Thank Stacey G
Reviewed 5 September 2017

You will not be disappointed ............ we learnt so much about horses and the world of stud farming. Our tour guide could not have been more friendly and indeed entertaining. The Japanese Garden is so different and so beautifully maintained and we simply adored St....More

1  Thank MaireAnne2016
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Irish National Stud Farm in Tully is a major tourist destination. There really is not much to see as far as horses are concerned, unless you are really into such things. You walk past some corral where some horse is munching grass, and you...More

Thank DWoerner
DavidWardellINS, Manager at Irish National Stud & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi, you are correct this time of year has the least amount of horses around. The foaling season is from January to June where there are literally hundreds of mares and foals around including newborns most days. We still have around eighty mares and foals...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A must visit here. Great gardens & lovely walks. Had a fantastic tour guide called Paul. Had a fantastic lunch in the restaurant there & staff were very friendly & very helpful.

2  Thank Buddylove77
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I headed here today to initially see the Japanese Gardens. The last time I had seen them was as a child. They were charming and sweet, but much smaller than what I recall as a child. Still, it was nice to see them again. Afterwards,...More

2  Thank Delvingman
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Mary H
12 August 2017|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mary, According to the Stud's website, "Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after your pet" Enjoy your visit 👍
Finola S
18 July 2017|
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Response from Marie-Victoria F | Reviewed this property |
There is indeed a café, and the gardens are big enough for a toddler to run him/herself really knackered :) Can't remember the pricing, but once you are in, you can stay for as long as you want.
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Phyl F
22 April 2017|
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