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Free Irish racing tips and guide to Irish racecourses. Information includes directions, course characteristics, catering and hospitality and contact details.

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Co Mayo

A right handed sharp circuit of 1m 4f which favours horses that run prominently - jumps and flat racing.

Directions: Road situated a mile from Ballinrobe on the Castlebar road

Rail: nearest station is Claremorris from where there is a bus service to the course.

Catering: Has 2 comfortable bars plus a members bar. Also has 2 restaurants, the Coranna and the Corrib self service and a fast food outlet.

Telephone:  00353 (0) 94 9541052


Co Meath

A left handed track with a sharp circuit of 1m 1f with a 3f uphill finish - jumps and flat racing. A panoramic rural course with views of the Mountains of Mourne and the Irish sea.

Stages 2 festivals, one in first week of July and the other at the end of August.

Directions: Road Leave the M1 at Julianstown/Drogheda South (exit 7) to join R132. Rail Gormanstown or Drogheda. Air Dublin

Catering: Food and drinks provided in 2 marquees, the Club marquee and the Festival marquee.

Disabled parking and toilets

Telephone: 00353 (0) 419 842111

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Co Tipperary

A right handed undulating circuit of 1m 2f - the finish is uphill for 2 1/2f - jumps and flat racing.


Road - leave Clonmel centre and take the N24 towards Waterford for 2km.

Rail - Clonmel station

Bus - Clonmel bus station

Air - Waterford, Cork or Shannon

Catering: Club Stand bar boasts a good view of the track. The T.A. Morris Bar is under the main grandstand. The Supporters Club Bar has a balcony overlooking the winning post.  

All food is supplied by well known Irish caterers Masterchefs in the restaurant under the Club Stand. Fast food is supplied by the Snack Bar, adjacent to the parade ring.

Reserved viewing area for disabled.

Telephone: 00353 (0) 52 6188508

The Club Stand Bar, Clonmel RacecourseThe Club Stand Bar, Clonmel Racecourse


Co Cork

A Right-handed level, galloping track with circuit of 1m 2f - jumps and flat racing.


Road - 1 mile from Mallow on the N72 road.

Rail - Mallow station

Bus - Shuttle from Mallow rail station

Air - Cork

Catering: A Carvery/ Self Service Restaurant and bar is situated on the first floor of the Grandstand with direct access  to main viewing stand. 

On the ground floor of the Pavilion Stand there is a fast food restaurant with plenty of seating nearby. 

Also on this floor is a bar, Tote and baby changing facilities.

Telephone: 022 50207


Co Kildare

A Right-handed level, galloping track with horseshoe circuit of 2m and testing uphill finish - flat racing.


Road - 50 km SW of Dublin on the N7 road to Cork - take exit 12.

Rail - Kildare station then bus shuttle to racecourse

Bus - Special bus leaves Dublin Central bus station on race days and returns 30 mins after last race.

Air - Dublin and Baldonnel

Catering: Champions Terrace and Legends Restaurant both serve great value food in the Hospitality Marquee.

Champagne Bar serves drinks, champagne and good food - situated inside main entrance facing parade ring.

Bars are located in the Grand Hall

Telephone: 045 441205

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Down Royal

Co Antrim

A Right-handed undulating, galloping track with 4f run-in circuit of 1m 7f and testing uphill finish - jumps and flat racing.


Road - 16 km S of Belfast off the A1 on Belfast Dublin road.

Rail - Regular service from Belfast

Bus - Special bus leaves Dublin Central bus on race days and returns 30 mins after last race.

Air - Belfast Int. and Belfast City

Catering: Three main dining suites:

Moscow Flyer Suite situated on the first floor of the original grandstand

Guinness Suite overlooks the finishing straight

Rainbow Communications Suite is situated on the top floor of the Hospitality Pavilion with fine views over the Parade Ring.

All have Tote betting service at your table

Telephone: 0044 (0) 48 92621256


Co Down

A Right-handed undulating, sharp track with stiff uphill finish and circuit of 1m 2f - jumps and flat racing.


Road - 35 km S of Belfast on the A2 or take N1 from Dublin to Newry then A1 to Lisburn.

Rail - High speed service from Belfast to Dublin stop at Lisburn.

Bus - Bus station is 1km from racecourse.

Air - Belfast Int. and Belfast City

Catering: Function suite caters for special events.

Corporate boxes come with access to bar, food and waiter facilities. 

Hospitality packages offer luncheon, race card, Tote betting facilities, private bar and music after racing.

Telephone: 004428 44612054


Co Louth

Left handed All weather polytrack - circuit 1m 2f - also has a greyhound race track.


Road - Just off M1/N1

Rail - High speed service from Belfast to Dublin stop at Dundalk.

Bus - Bus station is 1km from racecourse.

Air - Belfast Int. and Belfast City and Dublin

Catering: Champions restaurant seats 400 on the upper level of the stadium serving locally sourced fresh produce. Has panoramic views of the tracks.

Silks Carvery is on the stadium ground floor near the parade ring - Self service carvery and bar. 

Bit and Bite Fast Food is also served on this floor.

Hospitality packages offer luncheon, race card, Tote betting facilities, private bar and music after racing.

Telephone: 042 9334438

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Co Meath

Right handed galloping track with 3f uphill finish - circuit 1m 6f. Flat and jumps.


Road - 23 km from Dublin just off N3.

Rail - Dublin Heuston

Bus - Special service from Dublin on race days or shuttle bus from Ratoath.

Air - Dublin (19km)

General enclosure tickets give access to entire racecourse including the 2 grandstands Powers and Jameson.

Catering: The Bobbyjo Bistro has views over the track and Parade ring and private suites are available in the the two stands (booking only). 

There are several bars and a self service restaurant.

Telephone: 01 8256167

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Galway (Ballybrit racecourse)

Co Galway

Right handed undulating track with sharp descent before 2f uphill finish - a testing circuit 1m 2f. Flat and jumps.


Road - 80 km NW of Limerick and 217 km W of Dublin

Rail - Galway station

Bus - Special service from train station on race days.

Air - Galway

Catering: The Killanin Stand with views over the race track has two restaurant suites - the Plate and Hurdle Suites.

The Millennium Stand has a restaurant with fine views over the race track. 

There are several fast food outlets throughout the course.

Telephone: 091 753870

Gowran Park

Co Kilkenny

Right handed undulating track favouring prominent runners - on a  1m 4f circuit. Flat and jumps.


Road - 13 km E of Kilkenny, 120 km S of Dublin and 48 km N of Waterford.

Rail - Kilkenny station

Bus - Regular Bus Eirann service from Dublin on race days.

Air - Waterford

Catering: The Rooftop Restaurant boasts panoramic views over the course.

A self service area is located on the middle floor serving soups, sandwiches and sometimes roast dinners. There is also a fast food outlet on the lower floor. 

The Helen Sheane Suite can be booked for private occasions and is located near the bookmakers and parade ring.

Telephone: 056 7726225

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Co Westmeath

Right handed sharp undulating track with short run-in, favouring front runners - on a 1m 1f circuit. Jumps only.


Road - 13km N of Tullamore, 21km SE of Mullingar, 92km W of Dublin and 125km NE of Limerick.

Rail - Tullamore station

Bus - Bus Eirann service from Busaras (Dublin Central Bus Station) to Kilbeggan.

Air - Dublin

Disabled parking, toilets and access.

Catering: The Balcony Suite is on the first floor of the new Pavilion with panoramic views over the track and situated next the bookmakers ring.

There is also hospitality in the Tented Village situated on a hill overlooking the course and next to the parade ring and Bookmakers.

Telephone: 057 9332176


Co Kerry

Left handed sharp flat track with short run-in, on a 1m 2f circuit. Jumps and flat.


Road - 96 km NW of Cork and 32 km SE of Tralee.

Rail - Killarney station.

Bus - Regular service from Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Air - Kerry 16 km.

Viewing area, toilets and restaurant access.

Catering: Panoramic restaurant, BBQ and Carvery. The Jim Culloty Bar serves the carvery and drinks while the Maurice O'Donaghue stand, overlooking the finish post, offers coffee and sandwiches.

Telephone: 064 6631125

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Laytown (no website) - Fixture 5th Sept 2017

Co Meath

Track on Laytown beach. Fast sand surface. No stalls.


Road - Just off the R150 - nearest towns are Bettystown and Julianstown

Telephone: 00353 (0) 41 9842111


Dublin 18

Left handed flat galloping track with 3f run-in on a 1m 6f circuit. Jumps and flat.


Road - M50 exit 15 .

Rail - LUAM tram from St Stephen's Green to Sandyford station

Bus - Regular service from Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Air - Dublin.

Catering: The grandstand has 3 floors of restaurants, bars and social spaces. The ground floor has fast food outlets, Coffee Dock, big screens and tote betting. A sports lounge broadcasts all major sports events.

The Paddock food hall is a self-service carvery. 

The 1888 restaurant is on the 2nd floor overlooking the parade ring. There is also a members bar, and the Circle Lounge  seafood and tapas bar.

Telephone: 01 2890


Greenmount Park
Patrickswell  Co. Limerick

Right handed undulating track with easy finish and on a 1m 3f circuit. Jumps and flat.


Road - 100km North of Cork and 80 km South of Galway.

Rail - Limerick City station

Bus - Race day service from rail station.

Air - Shannon.

Catering: The Munster Suite self service restaurant is located on level 1 of the Hugh McMahon Stand. 

The Woodlands Coffee Dock serves hot drinks and fast food.

The Owners and Trainers bar is open to all

Telephone: 061 320000


Co. Kerry

Left handed flat track with 2f run in and on a 1m circuit. Jumps and flat.


Road - 25km North East of Tralee and 110 km North West of Cork 80 km South West South West of Limerick.

Rail - Regular service from Dublin Heuston station to Tralee and Limerick

Bus - Race day service from rail stations.

Air - Kerry.

Catering: The stand complex has public bars and restaurant. On upper level there is a private dining room and hospitality suites.

Telephone: 068 21144

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Co. Kildare

Left handed undulating galloping track with stiff 4f uphill finish and on a 1m 4f circuit. Jumps and flat.


Road - Just off exit 9 on N7 a8 miles from Dublin

Rail - Regular service from Dublin Heuston station to Sallins station and Limerick

Bus - Bus into Naas town from rail station then short walk to racecourse.

Air - Dublin airport.

Catering: The Panoramic restaurant is located on the first floor of the grandstand. There is also a private suite restaurant and bar.

Tel 045 897391


Co. Meath

Left handed undulating galloping track with stiff uphill finish and on a 1m 4f circuit. Jumps and flat.


Road - 48 km NW of Dublin on N3

Rail - Drogheda station then bus to racecourse

Bus - Bus into Navan from Dublin central bus station every hour

Air - Dublin airport.

Catering: Three private suites with views of racecourse. Troytown public bar, The Arkle Pavilion, Club house and restaurant, Children's area and coffee shop, Bective restaurant.

Tel 046 9021350

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Naas, Co. Kildare

Right-handed, undulating track on main course; sharper on inside. Hurdle circuit 1m6f. Chase circuit 2m. Banks circuit 3m.


Road - 37 km S of Dublin on N7

Rail - Newbridge

Bus - Bus from Dublin central bus station for Festival meetings only

Air - Dublin airport.

Catering: Owners and trainers bar situated on the ground floor of the Panoramic Stand. The Festival and OT Lounge is located in the de Robeck Room above the Food Hall.

The Jonix Drop In Kiddies Centre provides trained staff to care for young children during the racing.

There are wheelchair facilities, telephones, lost property and medical centre.

Tel 045 897704

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Lenabane, Racecourse Road

Co. Roscommon

Right-handed, sharp track with 3f run-in. 1m2f circuit


Road - 76 km NE of Galway

Rail - Roscommon station

Bus - none

Air - Galway airport.

Catering: The Montelado bar is beneath the stand. The Upstairs bar is at the top of the stand and affords panoramic views over the course. A buffet restaurant is adjacent to the small stand.

There is a wheelchair accessible viewing platform

Tel 0906 626231

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Co Sligo

Right-handed oval track,  with 2f run-in and uphill finish. 1m circuit


Road - 1km from Sligo town centre off Pearse road

Rail - Sligo station

Bus - local service

Air - Strandhill airport.

Catering: Self service restaurant serving full dinner and deli style menus. Further information on Sligo racecourse

Tel 071 9183342

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Co Tipperary

Right-handed undulating track with climb to back straight and descent to final bend and then an uphill finish  1m 2f circuit


Road - 1.5km from Thurles town centre 

Rail - Thurles station and shuttle bus to track

Bus - local service

Air - Shannon airport.

Catering: The Stand bar has panoramic views over the track and the famous Devils Bit. The main bar is beside the parade ring with a restaurant adjacent to the main bar. Fast food also available beside the parade ring.

Local accommodation - 

Horse and Jockey Hotel


The Anner hotel



Hayes Hotel



Thurles Racecourse Tel 0504 22253


Co Tipperary

Left-handed sharp track with 2 1/2f run-in and 1m 2f circuit


Road - 3km W of Tipperary town centre 

Rail - Limerick Junction

Bus - 

Air - Shannon airport.

Catering: There is a self service restaurant under the Limerick Stand and a carvery. The Istabraq bar is situated in the Tipperary Stand. The High Chaparral Room can be booked for parties and enjoys panoramic views over the course and Silvermine Mountains.

Tel. 062 51357


Co Warterford

Right-handed undulating oval track of 8f with 1f uphill finish


Road - 1km outside Tramore town centre 

Rail - Plunkett station in Waterford

Bus - regular local service

Air -   Waterford airport.

Catering: Graun Hill Suite for private booking. Winners circle bar for owners. On site catering and licensed bar facilities. Children's playground.

Tel. 051 381425

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Co Wexford

Left-handed fairly sharp track of 1m 2f circuit with short 1f run-in

Jumps racing only


Road - Just outside Wexford town centre, off Dublin-Rosslare bypass. 

Rail - Wexford station

Bus - 

Air -   Waterford airport.

Catering: The Ivy Room restaurant serves top class food and is located at the far corner of the Parade Ring. There is also a snack room situated at the end of the buildings on the left. The Main Stand has 2 bars, Tote facility and Levy office.


Wheelchair viewing stand and wheelchair friendly toilets under the Middle Stand in the Ivy Room

Tel. 053 91435853

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