Irish National Stud

The Japanese Gardens


Ballinlough Castle  Bective Abbey  Clonmellon Cemetery  Drewstown House  Dublin  Grove Gardens p.1  p.2  Irish National Stud  Kells p.1  p.2  p.3  Kilkenny  Killua Castle  Russborough House  Trim Castle

Well, I've been to the Irish National Stud, but I didn't take any pictures of the actual horses.  I mean, you can see horses anywhere, right?  I might eventually get some pictures from others who were there with me, but right now I don't have any pictures of the actual stud farm.

There are two other areas of the Irish National Stud: one is a Japanese garden and the other is called St. Fiachra's Garden.  We didn't have time to go into St. Fiachra's Garden, unfortunately, but I did get some pictures of the Japanese gardens.

This is an ornate bridge, typical of most Japanese gardens I've seen.  The garden is set up so as you walk through it, each area symbolizes the walk of life, starting with birth and ending with death, with all the other stuff in between.  This bridge was named the Bridge of Life.

Bridge of Life

These two figures are actually right before the Tea House.  They face each other across stepping stones in a small waterfall.  This is in the section of life where a married couple in their declining years pause at the waterfall and pray to their gods (the two figures).

god #1   god #2

This is the Tea House

Tea House
 

Ballinlough Castle  Bective Abbey  Clonmellon Cemetery  Drewstown House  Dublin  Grove Gardens p.1  p.2  Irish National Stud  Kells p.1  p.2  p.3  Kilkenny  Killua Castle  Russborough House  Trim Castle


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