Horse Racing Breaks

Ireland’s love affair with horse racing started in the 17th century and its unique appeal is showcased almost every day of the year. In 2018, 363 fixtures are planned for the 26 tracks throughout the country – the highest number ever to be scheduled! We can arrange tailor-made itineraries for every Irish fixture giving you the opportunity to join in one of Ireland’s most popular pastimes from the buzz of the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown to the excitement of a thrilling finish at the Curragh.

2018 Festivals & Fixtures include:

Cork Easter Festival
31 Mar–02 April
Irish National Hunt, Punchestown
24–28 April
Curragh Guineas Festival
26–27 May
Killarney July Festival
15–19 July
Irish Champions Weekend
15–16 September
Listowel Harvest Festival
09–15 September
Leopardstown & Limerick
Christmas Festivals
26–29 December
Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse
01–03 April
Killarney Spring Festival
13–15 May
Curragh *Derby Festival
29 June–01 July
Galway Summer Festival
30 July–05 August
Laytown Beach Races
06 September
Down Royal
02–03 November

* Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby runs on Sat, 30 June

See also for the full list of Irish fixtures.