Irish National Stud & Gardens, Tully
(4.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Visit the gardens and Irish Horse Museum at Irish National Stud & Gardens. The state-owned facility breeds Thoroughbred-horses. Take a tour of the grounds, including the commercial stud farm and the Irish St. Fiachra's Garden. The garden opened in 1999 to pay homage to the Patron Saint of Gardeners. Stroll through the Japanese Garden, which was built between 1906 and 1910 to bring together elements of Eastern and Western cultures. At the museum, learn about the history of horse breeding in Ireland. Stop by the gift shop for a souvenir before you leave. With our international travel planner, Tully attractions like Irish National Stud & Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great place to visit with children! Their gardens are beautiful. I love the new play ground and will definitely be back 
  • Well worth visiting and the Japanese Gardens is a must. Visited as a kid, later brought my kids years ago and was delighted to re-visit again. Take time to follow the life story. The Stud gives a fant...  more »
  • We had no idea of what to expect when our tour group visited here. We were all surprised by the picturesque farm and gardens. It was interesting learning about the history and the horse breeding busin...  more »
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  • Great for a family day out. Lovely to see the stud the the added benefit of the Japanese gardens is excellent. The cafe on site is very nice and reasonably priced.
  • Japanese garden is a absolute surprise. Very nice. The Irish national stud is not that impressive. There is no interaction with the horses at all. Only a little museum. And another small "garden" and few horses. Big place. But not worth for the 12.5euro ticket price.
  • Tour guide was so informative as well as really funny. Kept everyone's interest and learnt an amazing amount of knowledge
  • Not much to see in the off season, just a bunch of empty buildings. Japanese gardens are nice, though quite small. Not sure it's worth the €12.50
  • I visited here while on a guided tour of Ireland a few years ago. Absolutely beautiful location away from the larger urban centres. Beautiful scenery with many beautiful horses to see. The gardens were also a sight to behold.