Irish National Stud

  • Autumn leaves Tea House
  • Playground
  • School Tours
  • Boarding & Foaling
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Finest Japanese Gardens in Europe
  • World Class Thoroughbreds

Welcome to The Irish National Stud

The Irish National Stud belongs to the people of Ireland but prides itself on being enjoyed and appreciated by visitors from all parts of the globe.  Nowhere better symbolises all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland's thoroughbred industry, than the stud, a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world.

From horses to horticulture, the Irish National Stud offers you a unique experience that can be enjoyed at your own leisure or as part of a guided tour. Come to the Stud and share with us one of Ireland's true treasures.

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Osblog Weekly musings from our CEO, John Osborne

Osblog 47 - Sales Veterinary

Osblog 47 - Sales Veterinary

In my early pinhooking days I encountered the inaccurate predictive ability of certain veterinary diagnostics. I had a beautiful colt by a first crop sire and was hoping for a good result. I proudly consented to presale radiography only for this to reveal the buzzword - sesamoiditis. The soothsay...
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