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Irish National Stud & Gardens
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From horses to horticulture the Irish National Stud & Gardens is one of Ireland’s true treasures.

The Stud Farm is the home of equine royalty, immaculately-bred stallions who can be seen and admired alongside protective mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings.

In the world-famous Japanese Gardens, you can follow the path called the 'Life of Man' which traces the passage of a soul from birth to death and beyond, at the same time providing a meeting place for the cultures of East and West.

St Fiachra's Garden symbolises the power of the Irish landscape while the Horse Museum includes the skeleton of the legendary Arkle.

See retired equine stars like Kicking King, Hardy Eustace, Rite of Passage, Hurricane Fly and Beef or Salmon on the stud’s 'Living Legend's' team.

Enjoy this unique experience as part of a guided tour or at your own leisure. 

Highlights include:
  • Daily guided tours of the Stud
  • World Famous Japanese Gardens telling the Story of the Life of Man from Cradle to Grave
  • Award-winning St. Fiachra’s Garden based on the 6th & 7th Century monks
  • Living legend horse superstars
  • Restaurant with home baking 

Visitor Information

Open early February to November 2019

Daily 09:00 - 18:00

Contact Details

Irish National Stud & Gardens
Tully, Kildare Town

T: +353 (0) 45 521 617

Closed: December and January

Last admission: 17:00

Approx. visit duration: 2 to 3 hours. The guided tour is 45 minutes.


Admission Rates 2019

Adult: €12.50
Senior (aged 60+): €9.50
Student (with valid ID): €9.50
Child (aged 5-16): €7.00
Child (under 5): Free
Family (2 adults & 4 children): €29.50


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Other Useful Information

Full restaurant serving morning coffee; afternoon tea and scones; full lunches and light refreshments and wine. 

Free car and coach parking on-site. 

The Stud and St Fiachra's Garden are fully wheelchair accessible. The Japanese Gardens are partially accessible. Fully accessible toilet available in the Visitor Cente and at the children's playground.

Group rates available (minimum 20 people). Pre-booking required.  

All dogs are permitted, however they must be on a leash.


Map Location

The Stud is located 48km south of Dublin off the main M7 motorway (take Exit 13 onto the R 415). It is easily accessible from Dublin Airport, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port. .

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