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The Irish National Stud

My husband is a horse trainer, busy and focused on his craft. Vacations for us have involved horses; hauling horses (24 hour drives), horse shows and horse sales. So, what a treat to go on a real vacation together to Ireland where he could enjoy his passion! We spent a day and a half of our trip at the Farm where we knew one of the interns.

Lovely Subjects to Photograph

Their stalls are being cleaned and they wait patiently. The straw bedding that they use at the Farm is easily 4 feet deep! Each mare and colt gets 8-10 hours outside each day for exercise. What a life!


Babies are able to play in large fields while their mothers graze.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:If you are a horse lover, you'll be in heaven!
  • Cons:If you are not a horse lover, you'll not enjoy yourself QUITE so much...
  • In a nutshell:I needed to wander on my own to discover more about the history of the area beyond the Farm
  • Last visit to County Kildare: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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    May 25, 2009 at 1:38 AM

    Hi Margaret. Thanks for sharing your stories from your trip to Ireland. Nice photos as well :-) This summer, I'm heading back to Scotland... I hope you can visit the Highlands sometime, you'll love it! Greetings from Dubai / Jess


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