Some of Ireland's fastest horses have been bred on the grounds of this government-sponsored stud farm. Horse lovers and racing fans will be in heaven, walking around the expansive grounds and watching the well-groomed horses being trained. A converted groom’s house has exhibits on racing, steeplechase, hunting, and show jumping, plus a rather macabre display featuring the skeleton of Arkle, one of Ireland’s most famous horses. The peaceful Japanese Garden, dating from 1906, has pagodas, ponds, and trickling streams, and the beautifully designed visitor center has a restaurant and shop. A garden dedicated to St. Fiachra—the patron saint of gardeners—sites in a beautiful natural setting of woods and wetlands, and a reconstructed hermitage features a Waterford crystal garden of rocks and delicate glass orchids.
County Kildare› Attraction
Irish National Stud with Japanese Gardens & St. Fiachra's Garden
Off the Dublin-Limerick rd (N7), Tully, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Our Rating Hours Daily 9am–6pm; last admission 1 hr. before closing. Tours daily 10:30am, noon, 2:30 and 4pm (may be fewer tours outside of summer season) Phone 045/521617 Prices Admission €13 adults; €10 seniors and students; €7.50 children 5–15; €30 families Web site Irish National Stud with Japanese Gardens & St. Fiachra's Garden
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