Love in the Air: A Romantic Escape at The Irish National Stud”

Celebrate the season of love with an unforgettable romantic escape to The Irish National Stud. Whether you’re a couple seeking a relaxing day away or you want to celebrate Galantines in style, our enchanting destination promises a Valentine’s Day experience like no other. Join us on a journey through the heart of romance, where love blossoms amidst stunning landscapes and captivating experiences.

Valentines’ Day marks a very special time in The Irish National Studs calendar, that being the start of our breeding season. Stallions are not allowed to meet their wives before valentine day as they must never have a foal in December! Our matchmakers come out in full force, working tirelessly for the next 4 months to create the perfect pairings, ensuring matches made in (racing) heaven.

‘’The Perfect Setting for Love”: The Irish National Stud provides  picturesque surroundings with charming landscapes and adorable newly born foals, making it the ideal backdrop for a romantic getaway. Couples can enjoy the tranquillity of the Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Gardens  and discover the pure bliss of spending a day surrounded by thoroughbred horses.

“Love-Fuelled Activities”: Take one of tours which are scheduled daily at 11am and 2pm. During the tour you can learn all the romantic details of the industry as well as the reason why Valentines Day is such an important day in the breeder’s calendar. Following the tour, take part in our award winning ‘Irish Racehorse Experience’ where you can journey through the history of horse racing, naming, training, and racing your own virtual racehorse. Be sure to take a look at the gift shop afterwards where there are Ladies Valentines Gift Hampers Available!

Indulge in Culinary Delights at the Japanese Gardens Café, where chef Natalie has created some delicious Valentines themed treats. Celebrate your relationship over a delectable lunch or grab a coffee to bring along with you as you explore the stud.

“Romantic Accommodations”: Why not make a weekend of it? “Indulge in the ultimate romantic escape by opting for a staycation in The Short Grass County. The luxury 4-star Killashee Hotel are offering Bed and Breakfast and an evening meal in the Bistro for just €95 per person sharing. Or spoil yourselves at the 5-star K- Club Hotel who offer a grand experience. Kildare countryside glamping pods are also a great option for those seeking a unique experience with river and garden views. If you want to go more local we recommend Kildare House Hotel.

Kildare also have plenty of activities on offer to keep you and your partner entertained including Kildare Village, Newbridge Silverware, Kildare Farm Foods Open Farm & Shop, Mondello Park and much more! Carry on the equestrian theme by visiting Abbeyfield Farm and do some horse trekking with your partner.

“Capturing Memories”: Don’t forget to capture your experience and use the #IrishNationalStud when sharing your love-filled experiences on social media! The Japanese Gardens in particular is a great place for photos with picturesque views. Don’t forget we offer wedding photography packages also!

We invite you to create lasting memories at The Irish National Stud this Valentine’s Day. Our destination is designed to inspire love and create magical moments. Book your romantic getaway now and make use of  discounted adult ticket bundles online!



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Irish National Stud & Gardens,
Brallistown Little, Tully, Co. Kildare,
R51 KX25, Ireland

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