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Irish National Stud & Gardens

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Address: Tully, Kildare, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 45 522 963
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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This state-owned commercial stud farm also incorporates the world famous...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been looking for somewhere to stop between Dublin and limerick and the stud farm kept coming up. I kept rejecting this as neither of us are into horses. Anyway we ended up going anyway and had a really nice walk. There are plenty of horses to see - the finer details totally lost on me but interesting to... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I could not recommend The National Stud highly enough. It is a must for anybody who has a keen interest in horses rather recreational or otherwise. The back story of the stud is most interesting and I'm sure even for those of you who don't know the first thing about horse racing or horses in general there is something for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a beautiful surprise. We had an wonderful tour guide and saw the most amazing horses. Truly a place not to miss. ... and the Japanese Gardens were beautiful as well. I took a group of 12 with me to Ireland on this trip and everyone was pleasantly surprised with this visit. We visited in October of 2015 ---... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

truely amazing place to visit...even it is just to visit the reasonably priced and very tasty restaurant. Outdoors there is the japanese gardens which although we got lost is truely a wonderful place to visit. we did not have time to go to the stud but will be coming back

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Thank David G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in early February shortly after it opened for the season. Found it very interesting and worth visiting. Take the tour which is part of the entrance fee. Excellent guide and very friendly woman at reception. Unfortunately no foals had been born the previous day or on the day of the visit, so that part of the stud was empty.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited the Irish National Stud,she is a horse owner and was very interested,we went on the guided tour which was most interesting,and enjoyed walking around the beautiful grounds,will definitely be back.

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Thank Janet M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant afternoon here with a lovely walk around the extensive grounds, unfortunately being so early in the year there were very few flowers but you could see the buds of drifts of snowdrops, daffodils, etc., so in a few weeks time I'm sure it will look spectacular. There weren't many horses outside as it was so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You couldn't have found a more peaceful, beautiful setting. The time spent there allowed us to unwind and enjoy the majestic beaut of the horses, the surrounding gardens, and even the birds that followed us. We just happened upon this, and we spent most of the day, and then stopped in the little café for some sweets. This was one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

a must see attraction when in kildare from start to finish its keeps your attention for adults and kids alike and the cafe serves some very tasty treats

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