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The Curragh Racecourse

The Curragh Racecourse has a steep history and races can be dated back as far as 1727, with the word Curragh meaning place of the running horse. The Curragh Plains area is one of the oldest natural grasslands in Europe. Nowadays the Curragh is a popular racecourse for all to enjoy, with races taking place all year around.

Some of the races taking place this year include;

Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival Race Days

Taking place on May 21st and 22nd, these festival days feature some of Europe’s best three year old colts. These are world class days of racing with a host of activities for both adults and children.

Dubai Duty Free

The Dubai Duty Free derby takes place from June 24th – 26th promises a spectacle of fashion, entertainment, music and racing. Ladies day takes place on the Saturday with the most stylish lady winning a prize of 5 star Dubai holiday experience from Dubai Duty Free together with 1000 euro to spend at Dubai Duty Free and a magnificent piece of jewellery from Boodles. So start planning your day at Dubai Duty Free.

Darley Irish Oaks Weekend

The Darley Irish Oaks takes place on July 16th & 17th and are a great family day out with lots of events and activities for both adults and children and features top class racing.

Book your accommodation near The Curragh Racecourse today!