Irish National Stud

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  • The ITM Irish Stallion Trail20/01/2015The ITM Irish Stallion Trail is a great opportunity to view many of the world’s leading stallions as Ireland’s top Flat & National Hunt Stud farms open their doors over three days. Before the official opening of the traditional covering season of early to mid-February, Irish stud farms will showcase some of the very best sires available to breeders in 2015.

  • Irish National Stud Breeding and Racing Club Trainer Selected17/01/2015Willie McCreery will train the first two-year-old for the Irish National Stud Breeding and Racing Club this year, a filly by Invincible Spirit.

  • Americain will stand at the Irish National Stud in 201516/01/2015John Osborne said ‘the handsome Americain will be popular on looks alone and his first foals have his strength and quality. He will bring balance to our roster which is dominated by speed influences. Americain’s pedigree has class in every generation and his sire was revered in America and a classic sire in Europe. Americain can emulate that given the support his race record deserves. Mr. Kelley will be keen to race his stock.

St. Fiachra's Garden

How can something so new transport us back to a time that none of us knew?  Step into St. Fiachra's Garden and enter another world, one to which you will wish to return again and again.

The garden, designed in 1999 by award-winning landscape architect Professor Martin Hallinan and named to commemorate St. Fiachra, the patron saint of gardeners, provides a perfect partner to the Irish National Stud's Japanese Gardens while, at the same time, opening up a wholly different yet equally satisfying experience.

This stunning attraction seeks to capture that which inspired those involved in Ireland's monastic movement in the 6th and 7th centuries.  It does so principally by paying handsome tribute to the Irish landscape in its rawest state.  Rock and water are rulers in a garden rejoicing in the natural beauty of woodland, wetland, waterfalls, lakes and streams.

Many school children enjoy taking part in a nature trail through this garden identifying trees, learning about swan life, the food web and the ages of trees.

Monastic cells of fissured limestone are surrounded by water while an inner subterranean garden is home to magnificent Waterford Crystal-shaped rocks, ferns and orchids.

St. Fiachra's Garden is the very essence of Ireland's natural beauty, as it was then and as it is now. A tribute to an Irish saint, it is also a fitting tribute to Ireland herself.