Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens
St. Fiachras Garden and the Horse Museum, Tully, Kildare
Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development and promotion of Irish bloodstock with its role as one of the countrys major tourist attractions.
The Horse Museum is now a state of the art modern exhibition where the Sport of Kings comes to life. When you step into this state of the art exhibition area its hard to believe that the building was once the home of a groom and was later converted to stallion boxes to house such famous horses as Tulyar and Royal Charger. The exhibition tells the story of man and horse uniting for sporting competition. More specifically, the story is of Irelands long love affair with horse racing, and horse racings love affair with Ireland.
The significance of the Japanese Gardens is not only artistic and horticultural but also philosophical, religious and historical. Now of international renown and acclaimed as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe, they are a living monument to the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures in a Western setting.
Saint Fiachras Garden
In 1999 the Irish National Stud created a commemorative garden to St. Fiachra, Patron Saint of Gardeners, to celebrate the Millennium. It was designed by Professor Martin Hallinan, award winning landscape architect. He created a garden which presents visitors with a similar natural environment to that which inspired the spirituality of the monastic movement in Ireland during the 6th and 7th centuries.
1st February to 17th November
7 days a week
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adult €12.50, Seniors & Students €9.50, Children under 5 Free. Family €29.50 per Family of 2 Adults & 4 children under 16 years.
One Admission charge covers all 4 attractions namely The Stud, Japanese Gardens, the Horse Museum & St. Fiachras Garden. There is a Gift shop & Restaurant located in the Visitor Centre, Free Car & Coach Park. Allow at least 3 -4 hours for your visit.
The Irish Sun – Super Euro Promotion.
Each Sunday –February 10th /17th/24th March 3rd 2013 a token will be printed in The Irish Sun – entitling the reader – on presentation of the specially printed FunDays.ie token – to the following offer for just €1 (or less)
€1 per child up to 16 years of age when accompanied by 1 Fee Paying Adult.
Children under 5 are free already!
Valid 1st February to 30th April on production of a voucher from the Sun newspaper.
Location 30 miles south of Dublin off the M7 onto the R 415, well signposted from there.
Contact Irish National Stud and Japanese GardensTelephone:(045) 521617 Please mention FunDays.ie
International: +353 45 521617
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