Irish National Stud Tully Reviews
Expensive Irish Stud Mar 21, 2011
the Irish national stud, if you love horses Im sure you will like it there, but again I wouldnt say its anything but spectacular for the money you pay in.
Horse Museum is very small and really does not have much in it.
Also in the same attaction is The Japanese Gardens they nice but must say are.
It is a narrow path leading around a small Japanese Garden, which I dont think is even half the size of a soccer pitch.
I think if you are going with your family best to bring lunch, not much of a option in the restaurant area, and expensive for what you get.
Guided Tours available daily at 12 noon, 2:30pm and 4:00pm
Admission Charges 2011
Adult €11.00 per person
Concessions (Students & Seniors) €8.00 per person
Children under 16 years €6.00
Family - 2 Adults & 4 children under 16 years €27.00.
FREE Car & Coach Park
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Irish National Stud Jun 06, 2005
The Irish National Stud was established back in 1946 with the purpose of creating the best Irish bloodline of racing horses. The land had been purchased back in 1900 by a member of a rich brewery family whose soul reason was to breed thoroughbred horses.
Development of the 958 acres included very early on a beautiful Japanese Gardens which has become one of the most famous in all of Ireland.
In 1999 a commemorative gardens to St. Fiachara, patron saint of gardeners, was created for the millennium. Its lakes and small water features, along with wonderful landscaping and plantings make the grounds a delight to stroll through. Included in these gardens are several rock features including one that draws you into it like a dome and once inside you see Waterford crystal lit by fibre optics. Amazingly beautiful.
There is also a museum dedicated to horse racing over the years.
Our tour bus brought us to the facility and we had a couple of hours to spend on our own, whether it be on a guided tour of the stud facility or as we chose, strolling the gardens and taking pictures.
This turned out to be a real highlight of our tour.
I highly recommend spending an afternoon here.
Part of the Spring 2005 travel blog
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