Irish National Stud & Gardens, Tully

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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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  • Having the National Stud and Japanese Gardens not too far from home, we thought it'd be great to go for a walk around the grounds. Great, friendly staff. Admission was €12.50 and included a free cup o...  more »
  • Very interesting visit, great layout allowing leisurely strolls around the grounds and buildings. Weather wasn't really in our favour but still very enjoyable. We have already decided to return when t...  more »
  • Even if you're not a horse person, this place is worth a visit. It's very well laid out, and really interesting to learn what they do here, and what they charge to get the studs to mate with female ho...  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.