The Irish National Stud is an ideal family trip from a number of locations in Ireland with it being only 45 minutes from Dublin City, one hour from Waterford, and two hours from both Cork and Galway.
Travelling from the M7 take Exit 13 in the direction of Nurney on the R415 as far as Newtown Cross. Turn left and continue to the T-Junction. Turn right at the T-Junction for the Visitors car park, drive a short distance and then turn left. The car park entrance is 200m on the left. Distance from Exit 13 to car park – 1.3 miles.
GPS co-ordinates @53.144582,-6.901603
There is a Direct Rail Service to Kildare from Dublin, Limerick, Waterford, Westport and Cork (via Portlaoise). Visit www.irishrail.ie to view timetables. A shuttle bus operates from the Kildare Train Station to Kildare Town, Kildare Village Outlet Shopping and the Irish National Stud. This Shuttle Bus is operated by Kildare Village Retail Outlet (please click here to view timetable)
Bus Eireann route 126 departs beside Dublin Connolly LUAS stop at 09.30 to arrive at the Stud at 10.50
Return bus departs the Stud at 15.45 to arrive in Dublin City at 17.20
Bus Eireann route 126 departs beside Dublin Connolly LUAS stop at 09.30 and 13.30
Return bus departs the Stud at 11.20 and 15.50
Sundays and Public Holidays
Bus Eireann route 126 departs beside Dublin Connolly LUAS stop at 10.00 and 12.00
Return bus departs the Stud at 15.05 and 17.35
Alternatively Bus Eireann operate the route 126 frequently to Kildare town, which is only a short 10 minute walk away. Departure times for this option can be found on the Bus Eireann timetable link here.