Irish National Stud

Irish National Stud, Co Kildare

The stud is one of the world's leading thoroughbred horse breeding centres, where you can take a tour to see these magnificent animals up close. Queen Elizabeth 11 visited here on her recent official trip to Ireland and it is said it was her personal favourite part of the royal tour. Right beside the stud are the Japanese Gardens, a horticultural wonder dating from 1910. Nearby Lullymore Heritage Park has a pet farm and road train to keep the little ones happy.