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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Tully, Kildare, Ireland
+353 45 521 617
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Beautiful place to visit

Visited in May this year. The animals were stunning, especially the little colts frolicking with... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2013
Pamela U
Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
A good afternoon's outing

The Irish National Stud is set in lovely surroundings close to The Curragh in Co.Kildare.The... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2013
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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 10 September 2013

Visited in May this year. The animals were stunning, especially the little colts frolicking with their mothers! The gardens were gorgeous with many flowers in bloom. Must see the teak root sculptures of the mare and colt and the deer. Serene and beautiful, I didn't...More

Thank Pamela U
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The Irish National Stud is set in lovely surroundings close to The Curragh in Co.Kildare.The highlight of the visit was the 35 minutes tour(inc in the price) which was very informative on what goes on at the Stud (apart from the obvious!) and amusing-thank you...More

Thank aliderm
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Pleasant time spent here at the stud even though a very quiet time for the horses. Excellent cafe. Great gift store. Very knowledgable tour guide. Can not believe the price of servicing the mares. Unbelievable & the prices that the stallions are insured for. Great...More

Thank dennicescan
Reviewed 2 September 2013

I am not a horse racing enthusiast but really enjoyed our visit. This is a very important breeding farm and has bred championship race horses. The tour was very explanatory of all services offered to horse owners and the grounds were spectacular. The Japanese gardens...More

Thank Wombat999
Reviewed 30 August 2013

The Irish National Stud is essentially a large horse breeding farm. There is a museum and Japanese Garden on site as well. If you enjoy horses and a peaceful idyllic green setting, this place is for you. There are 3 guided tours daily that are...More

Thank drjohnScottsdale
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This place really is tucked away. We were within a kilometer of it before we saw the first sign for it and even then we nealy missed it. By chance we caught a free tour just as we arrived so that gave us a good...More

Thank dr0ginexile
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I really enjoyed seeing the two main gardens. They were beautiful. The horses were just horses in fields and a small display to see. It takes about 2.5 hours to walk round. Well worth a visit.

Thank Padmane
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Visited Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens and St. Fichara's Gardens recently. €9.50 for students to visit essentially gardens seems excessive as do all their prices. Japanese Gardens were very nice and have a little story to them but seem fairly small. After Japanese Gardens we...More

Thank ScuPhi
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Nothing to like about here. Its just horses in fields that you pay to see. A walk in the country would be better. Food completely overpriced to!!!!!!

Thank carney25
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Really interesting place (not usually a horse person). Guide was informative and so enthusiastic about the Stud and Irish Horse Racing. Beautifully kept, courteous staff. Well worth a visit!

Thank Laois1
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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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