Ireland 2014 travel blog

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27 - Our elegant suite

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31 - Irish National Stud

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51 - Sea of Stars sculpture

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55 - St. Fiachra's Garden

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64 - Japanese Garden

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The Kildare region is near the eastern coast of Ireland about halfway between the southern and northern coast.

Our reason for staying in the Kildare region was to revisit The National Stud, a thoroughbred horse breeding farm.

KILLASHEE HOUSE HOTEL

We stayed at another family owned manor house hotel, the Killashee House Hotel in the general region of Kildare.

The exterior of the hotel, extensive exquisite gardens, and interior of the hotel

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Our suite

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IRISH NATIONAL STUD

The Irish National Stud originated in 1916 as a result of a gift by William Hall Walker of the entire bloodstock of his stud farm in Tully, Kildare town in County Kildare, Ireland. As part of the arrangement, the British government acquired the Irish property along with Walker's training stables in England. In 1943, the Irish Government took over the Tully property and the Irish National Stud Company Ltd. was formed. It has a Visitors’ Center with a self-guided tour. There is also an exquisite Japanese Garden to tour.

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Sea of Stars sculpture

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St. Fiachra’s Garden

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Japanese Garden

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CURRAGH RACECOURSE

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ROYAL CURRAGH GOLF CLUB

The Curragh Royal Golf Club founded in 1858, is the oldest golf club in Ireland.

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