On our visit in July, 2003, we were
guided around the horse part of the facility by a wonderful
young Irishman. He was a recent college graduate and was a
little embarrassed by some of the intimate details he had to
tell the group about the process of breeding horses. It was a
lot of fun!
The Japanese Garden was very nice and led you through several
areas telling the story of the "Life of Mankind." The
literature says that they have been "acclaimed as the finest
Japanese Gardens in Europe." Well, this might be a little
hyperbole but they are nice.
Toward the back of the property, they have a small area
devoted to St. Fiachra who is the patron saint of gardeners.
There is a bronze statue of him sitting in a small pond. He
seems to be examining something held between his fingers.