Japanese Gardens and Irish National Stud
Near Midlands Park Hotel
The Japanese Gardens and Irish National Stud is located in Tully, Co. Kildare and just under 30 minutes from Midlands Park Hotel in Laois and a unique experience and great day out for all ages. Spend the day admiring some of the most magnificent horses, wander around the elegant Japanese and rugged Irish style gardens, go back in time in the onsite, enjoy woodlands walks or relax and enjoy a picnic.
Irish National Stud
The Irish National Stud is a well-established thoroughbred horse breeding facility in adjacent to County Kildare. The National Stud is situated on 958 acres has stabling for up to 288 mares, foals and stallions
Guided tours are available daily via the visitor centre from Monday to Sunday
Irish Racehorse Experience
The Irish Racehorse Experience is new and interactive and takes the visitor on a journey through the rich history and heritage of the Irish thoroughbred sector.
The Japanese Gardens are part of the Irish National Stud complex and are renowned around the world and are acclaimed as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe. Not only do the gardens provide a treat for the eye they also provide comfort to the soul, achieving exactly the objective that was set out when the gardens were created sometime between 1906 and 1910.
Saint Fiachra’s Garden
Saint Fiachra’s garden was created to commemorate St Fiachra the Patron Saint of Gardeners and is truly unique. Entry to the gardens is via an underground stone passage. There is a kids play area located near Saint Fiachra’s Gardens overlooking fallabella and Living Legends paddocks.
Irish Horse Museum
The ultra-modern historic exhibition tells the story of man and horse over the ages and Ireland’s long love affair with horse racing and horse racing’s love affair with Ireland.
The Japanese Gardens & Irish National Stud is unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty and well worth a visit during your stay with us at Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise.
Find Out More
Address: Irish National Stud, Tully, Kildare, County Kildare – Phone: +353 (0) 45 521617
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