Kildare: Irish National Stud & Gardens Racehorse Experience


With this ticket you can visit Ireland’s national training grounds and many public breeding farms to witness the birthplace of the world’s best horses.

With this ticket you can visit one of Ireland’s true treasures, the National School and Gardens of Ireland, just 40 minutes from Dublin. Learn about the historical background of one of the many mass feeding plants. Once inside, take a tour of the farm’s beautiful grounds and learn about its fascinating past.
Take a leisurely walk to see the neat bikes. Impressive guards with their children playing by their side. Meet the legendary members of the Living Legends team, Flight, Beef, Salmon and Faugen, all retired racing car heroes.


  • Admire the beauty of sea legs, rods and rings at Studs.
  • Learn about the varied and long history of one of Ireland’s true gems.
  • Meet Flying Storm and many famous horse racing characters.
  • Admire the breathtaking beauty of the garden of St. Fiachra and the Japanese landscape.
  • Take part in award-winning interactive Irish horse racing.


  • Entrance fees to stud, gardens, and the Irish racehorse experience
  • Free tour every hour

Tour Plan

What to expect

Experience an interactive, award-winning Irish horse racing experience that takes guests on a horse's birthday. Enter the "horse box" which allows you to have a "horse race".
After learning about the history, the first year and the breeding process, you can participate in the interactive auction and buy whole yearlings. Explore the training, racing, riders and anatomy and physiology of this incredible athlete in a series of furnished rooms.
On race day, dress up, bid and have a heated discussion as you view your chosen breed. Visitors will even have the opportunity to ride their horses in a simulation to learn how their investments cost in racing.

Relax in two beautiful gardens: St Fiachra's Garden and the Japanese Garden. Find peace in a Japanese garden as you follow the Path of Human Life, which follows one man's journey from conception to death and beyond.
Explore St Fiachra's Garden, a unique Irish garden that reflects the power of the Irish landscape. See a variety of Irish animals and local species.

Complete your visit in the Living Legend Room, with its huge floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a spectacular view of the elite, retired horses grazing on the fields. This area will reflect not only life after the race, but also the global diaspora of all famous names and personalities.

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Additional Info

Know before you go

  • The last entry is at 4:00 PM
  • The Irish Racehorse Experience opens from 12.00 - 3:00 pm
  • The Irish Racehorse Experience is not available for children under the age of 7 unless accompanied by an adult
  • Public Tour times 10.30, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
  • Summer months Public Tours are 10.30,,1pm,2pm,3pm & 4pm
  • From October 2nd Tour Times are 11 & 2pm

Wheelchair accessible


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