• Developer: Co. Kildare Community Network (Irish National Stud, Kildare Co. Council + Local Enterprise Office)
  • Contractor: Glounthane Property Development Ltd.
  • Completion: September 2021

National Equine Innovation Centre @ The Irish National Stud, Tully, Co. Kildare

Kildare Co. Council is working with Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Kildare to develop a network of innovation hubs across the county as part of the Mid-East Regional Enterprise Plan developed by Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment

One of these hubs includes the National Equine Innovation Hub at the Irish National Stud in Tully and it supports entrepreneurial businesses in the field and fast-tracking the commercialisation of equine research.

Dooley Cummins Architects + Engineers were commissioned to design and project manage the refurbishment and fitout project.

Construction on the 14-desk co-working facility was completed in September 2021, transforming the former museum at the stud into a space for forward-focused innovation.


The building has been reimagined and combines physical infrastructure with service provision and networking opportunities appropriate to the growth needs of Ireland’s high-potential equine businesses

- Peter Carey – Chief Executive, Kildare Co. Council