The Irish National Stud

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Location: Brallistown Little, Tully, Kildare

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.