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Irish National Stud & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tully
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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 11 March 2017 via mobile

Just had a great day at the national student with my grandchildren ages 3 and 2. Staff are brilliant, friendly and make you feel so welcome. The stud has developed over the years and now has a really nice playground and fairy village. Best of all is the access to the beautiful horse s and foals. Guided tours are at no extra cost and really interesting. February and March are a great time to go as it is foaling season and a really unique experience to see them. I had very young kids with me, the weather was stinking but we had the best of days. Highly recommended for all ages.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a great place to spend a half day just wandering around. It has some lovely interesting gardens, full of unique features, which exude peace and tranquility.
Start off by exploring the stud farm which is the only working stud farm open to the public. The staff are really friendly and do not mind answering questions as they go about their daily work. Get the guided tour (included in the entrance price) which really gives you all the essential background information to fully apreciate your visit. Vicky our guide did a really great job at this and her natural enthusium for horses was infectious. Most foals are born from January to March so this is a good time to visit. We were lucky to see 3 one day old foals. We also saw the racing horse legends, Hurricane fly, Kicking King and Beef or Salmon who have retired here. Out in the paddocks was the famous mare Quevega with her new foal. I am not a horse person, but I learnt a lot about the complexitiy of the horse breeding buisness with my visit to the National stud. Allow 2 hours to fully see all the stud and a further hour for the gardens. On a nice day it is time really well spent on a working farm.

Thank seawindmill
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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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