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“There is so much to see and do in Kildare. There are things that would be nice to see - this is a need to see!”

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 13 March 2017

This is a real stand out experience of such an integral part of both Kildare and Irish history. Even for someone like me who knows nothing about horses - this was a real eye opener. What an introduction to such an important industry for Ireland. I had no idea, that the National Stud was so many things. Brilliant all-round family visit. Well worth it!

Thank Garry K
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great day out and fantastic value. The gardens are wonderful and the horses and new born foals so beautiful, some only 24 hours old.
Well done to tour guide Paul at 2pm very informative lots of facts and a sprinkle of humour. He kept all our group captivated from the 10 year old to the fifty odd year olds even the dog was attentive well until he got a swipe from the stud cat :)
Well done to all the staff a great day out.

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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.

Thank jimmyb1957
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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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