3. Irish National Stud
In a lush pocket of colourful County Kildare in Ireland’s Ancient East lies a tranquil oasis steeped in equine tradition: the Irish National Stud, the place where life begins for many of the world’s best thoroughbreds. Time your visit right, and you could see the newborn foals playing in the fields – up to 250 foals are born here every year (February to March is peak foaling season)! The stud farm and St Fiachra’s Garden are fully accessible, while The Japanese Gardens are partially accessible. The accessible pathways are easy to follow, and can be enjoyed at your own leisure or as part of a guided tour. St Fiachra’s Garden was created to commemorate the patron saint of gardens, and is a fitting tribute of woodland, wetland, waterfalls, lakes and streams.