Irish National Stud



Latest News & Events

  • Invincible Colt heads 2000 Guineas Market after Greenham Romp!12/04/2014Kingman set hearts racing at Newbury today as he romped to victory in what looked a solid renewal of the Greenham Stakes.The son of Invincible Spirit was electric as he lit up the Newbury straight.

  • Snow Fairy in foal to Elusive Pimpernel19/03/2014Snow Fairy has been scanned 21 days in foal to Elusive Pimpernel. Ginny McGrath who boards Snow Fairy at Simmonstown Stud said that she went in foal on her first cover. Early days yet, but she reported Mrs Patino as delighted that her champion racemare is in foal to her best colt.

  • Our Head of State visits the Irish National Stud05/02/2014On Monday 3rd February, all of the team here at the Irish National Stud were delighted to welcome His Excellency, The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina. On arrival, President Higgins and his wife were greeted at the Japanese Gardens Entrance by our CEO, John Osborne. President Higgins was introduced to the tourism staff and a selection of distinguished guests including our Board Members.

Tourist Attractions: Opening Times & Admission

Monday - Sunday  09h00 - 18h00

Last admission 17h00

Tours Daily at 12h00, 14h30 and 16h00, car park closes at 18h15 sharp.

Daily guided tours of the stud commence at 12h00, 14h30 and 16h00, lasting approximately 35 minutes.  Please arrive promptly.  A self guide leaflet is available for the Japanese Gardens, Saint Fiachra's Garden and The Horse Museum. These are available in 15 languages please ask at reception.

Admission Charges 2014
Adults €12.50
Children (under 5) free                                                                            Children (under 16) €7.00                                                              Students €9.50
Seniors €9.50
Family Ticket [2 adults + up to 4 children 16 years of age and under] €29.50

Group Rates available upon request at

School Tours (under 16 yrs) - Paddy Madden Interactive SESE Discovery Trail €10.50 per child (Minimum 30 students, Wednesdays)    School Tours (under 16 yrs) - Discover Primary Science & Maths €7.00
School Tours (under 16 yrs) - Regular €6.00

Concessions available for Groups & Coach tours over 20 persons
Tour operators rates available on request from either: or

Special rates may apply for other groups and tour operators – for further details please contact the office on +353 45 521617 or email

Car and coach parking (CCTV) is free and directly on site

Season Tickets
12 month duration from date of purchase.
1 Adult - €48
2 Adults - €72
Family -  €110 (2 adults and 4 children under 16 years of age).