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Review of Irish National Stud & Gardens

Irish National Stud & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tully
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Owner description: 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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“Absolutely fabulous ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit at a different time of year and as a OTTB owner and enthusiast it was fabulous to see all of the mares and their foals. The pastures are so visit-friendly. We spent so much time loving on some of the people friendly colts, fillies, and mares. The grounds are so gorgeous that even on a drizzly day, a better time could not have been had. The little restaurant has never disappointed with lunch and the dining area has been expanded since the last time we were there.

Visited March 2017
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Beautiful even in the wrong season”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit. The garden is lovely and will only be more beautiful in the summer. The horses are well looked after and the stables are big and cosy. I was surprised that we could get so close to the stallions. The cafe food is really good and tasty

Visited March 2017
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Kildare, Ireland
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“St Fiachra's gem of a garden ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and leisurely walk around the stud. It was made very special by the young foals and the colours in the gardens but St Fiachra's garden is a little oasis of peace and tranquility, with a beautiful water feature.

Visited August 2016
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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!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Visited March 2017
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Balbriggan, Ireland
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“Fantastic day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Visited March 2017
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