Enjoy a day out at the races with our list of some of the top courses in Ireland. Apart from the thrill of the race, many of the race courses also offer the finest in hospitality with longe bars and quality restaurants.
The Curragh, Kildare
Horse Racing in Ireland takes centre stage at the Curragh Racecourse. The County Kildare venue hosts some of the most famous races in the world including the Irish Guineas Festival, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Darley Irish Oaks and The Irish Field St Leger. The best Thoroughbred Horses and jockeys in Europe compete over 19 race days from March to October in 2010.
Welcome to Cork Racecourse Mallow, situated on the banks of the Blackwater, the crossroads of Munster and Home of National Hunt racing. With 20 national hunt and flat meetings all year round Cork Racecourse provides the facilities to enjoy the excitement and spectacle of a day at the races. Whether you are an occasional racegoer, or racing is your passion, a day at the races is unlike any other sporting event. At Cork Racecourse Mallow we want you to enjoy your day to the full and feel part of the fun, excitement, colour and ‘craic’ that is racing in Ireland.
Greenmount Park, Patrickswell, Limerick
A grade 1 racetrack opened in October 2001 hosts 20 race meetings each year. The venue providing free parking, catering and bar facilities for race days. Calendar highlights include Summer Evening Twilight festival with live music from May to July and the Christmas festival consists of 4 days of national hunt racing and is a highlight of the social calendar in the city each year. Range of hospitality options available to enjoy the racing in style and enjoy award winning catering.
Ballybrit, Galway City, Galway
The Galway races are definitely Irelands most popular racing festival! Soak up the atmosphere of the races that take place each year in Ballybrit, which is located just outside Galway city.
This is one of Ireland premium race course. Every Easter Monday, since 1870, the Irish Grand National is held here. This race attracts thousands of spectators.
Race meetings are held here regulary through the year.
The first racemeeting was held in Naas on 19th June 1924. Naas is a Flat and National Hunt track which races from October to July. Naas is the scene of many a top class horse’s debut in National Hunt racing. There is no reserved enclosure and the close proximity of the parade ring, to the betting and bookmakers rail to all other facilities gives Naas a unique atmosphere. Among its best known races are the Birdcatcher Nursery and the Slaney and Johnstown Hurdles.
Foxrock, Dublin 18, Dublin
Leopardstown Racecourse is home to many racing festivals and meetings through out the year.
Listowel Racecourse is a fantastic horse racing venue in the south west and attracts large crowds to its race meetings. During a race meeting the town comes alive with the streets, hostelries and pubs buzzing with entertainment.