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“Day Trip”

Irish National Stud & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tully
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Having the National Stud and Japanese Gardens not too far from home, we thought it'd be great to go for a walk around the grounds. Great, friendly staff. Admission was €12.50 and included a free cup of tea/coffee, entry to the Gardens and a guided tour of the foals, mares and stallions. Very interesting to take a walk around the stud farm to see what each stallion is worth to stud and the price that their foals have reached over the last few years. We would have spent more time there, only it was quite a cold day and I hadn't thought to wear warmer shoes so we had to cut it short abit, but I would definitely return with a picnic basket and sit on one of the many benches and watch the world go by. Very quite and serene. We're very lucky that this is right outside our doorstep.

Thank MADoyle26
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very interesting visit, great layout allowing leisurely strolls around the grounds and buildings. Weather wasn't really in our favour but still very enjoyable. We have already decided to return when the weather is better. Restaurant was a welcome stop for a coffee. Nice food and reasonably priced.
All in all a very enjoyable day with plenty to keep the interest of adults and children.

Thank AndyBoyce
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Even if you're not a horse person, this place is worth a visit. It's very well laid out, and really interesting to learn what they do here, and what they charge to get the studs to mate with female horses. Really interesting, and great seeing the horses up close. The staff were very friendly, which made it that much better. I'd recommend going here for a n interesting day out.

Thank MichaelOD14
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The National Stud and Japanese Gardens is a family friendly, interesting and enjoyable place to visit. Easily accessible from the M7 and well signposted with plenty of free car parking. The entry fees are very reasonable and include an excellent guided tour of the stud, entry to both the gardens on site and to the small but interesting museum. There is also a children's playground and an excellent restaurant with a good selection of dishes and treats at reasonable prices. The staff are very welcoming and the overall ambience is well kept and spotlessly clean. Spend the day and enjoy a great lunch or snack. Bring waterproof clothing and comfortable sensible shoes, the tour is outside and the gardens, especially the Japanese Gardens, have steep steps and stepping stones and running water.

Thank Joan W
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stopped on way to Dublin. Had checked tour times. Arrived just in time for Tour. Tour guide was brilliant.

Don't think it would have been as good with out Guide.


Was well worth it and was educational.

Nothing really to see in Garden as February.

Thank 309david
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