As one of Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions and a site for scientific and natural beauty, the National Stud is proud to offer a full learning program from Primary through to third level. Our Education team is dedicated to ensuring that you or your students get the most from your time spent with us.

The educational visitor packages cover a range of tours centred on a wide variety of topics based on your student’s age and educational requirements. What’s more, if there is a specific area that is not part of our current programme, we are happy to tailor a tour specifically to your requirements. As part of the Discover Primary Science & Maths Programme, we offer a selection of fun worksheets and downloads which make the tours even more interesting. Follow up teacher’s notes are available and invitation to check back on our website for regular updates ensure the trip remains a topic when back in the classroom.


We are also proud to offer a six-month equine training programme for students interested in a career within the thoroughbred breeding industry. The aim of the course is to educate young people in all aspects of the breeding industry, but unlike University-based programmes, our training is mainly of a practical nature with lectures each evening culminating in exams and prize giving at the end of the term.

Recognised as one of the best training facilities in the business, many of our graduates have achieved senior management positions within the racing and breeding industries worldwide and now send their own students to the course on a scholarship basis.