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The Irish National Stud
Kildare TownCo. Kildare
Horse Riding and EquestrianMuseumVisitor FarmGardensCafé
Enjoy a family day of fun at the Irish National Stud and Gardens. Book in for a guided tour of the stud and afterwards, discover the incredible gardens and magical woodland walks.

Visit the Irish National Stud and experience the beating heart of Ireland's thoroughbred horse industry. See immaculately-bred stallions, spectacular mares, frolicking foals and athletic yearlings. Come to the stud and watch them at close quarters, marvel at their grace and splendour.

Wander around the Japanese Gardens, expertly created by Japanese craftsman Tassa Eida and his son Minoru. The gardens trace 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. The beautifully designed St Fiachra's Garden commemorates the patron saint of gardeners, St Fiachra.

Book in for a guided tour of the Irish National Stud and explore the gardens and the Horse Museum at your leisure. Meander through four acres of enchanting woodland and after, have a picnic or drop into the on-site restaurant for a light lunch.

Why we like it
  • Book in advance for a fascinating guided tour of the Irish National Stud.
  • Visit the Horse Museum and learn about Arkle, a steeplechasing champion.
  • Spend time in the gorgeous Japanese Gardens.
  • Have a spot of lunch in the on-site restaurant.
Local Tips

Let the kids roam free in the specially designated play zone. Enjoy a coffee while they tackle the climbing frames, swings and slides.

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