Limerick

Limerick racecourse caters for steeplechase, hurdle and flat races throughout the year and is home to the famous Munster Grand National.

Quick Facts About The Limerick

Limerick racecourse opened in October 2001 to a record crowd of 18,000. It is the first purpose built racecourse in Ireland for 50 years and has exceptional modern facilities in the Hugh McMahon Stand. Greenmount Park is the seventh different location for racing in Co. Limerick since the first recorded fixtures in 1790. Its predecessors were Bruff, Rathkeale, Newcastle, Lemonfield, Ballinacurra and Greenpark. The previous course at Greenpark closed in 1999 having held racing for 130 years. The present course is built on the site of a stud farm 250 acres of which is occupied by the racecourse.

Limerick Revealed

There are some great racing dates to enjoy at Limerick Racecourse in 2014 Limerick Racecourse has something for everyone this year. If you are organising a family reunion, hen/stag party, work do or just fancy trying something different then a day at the races is just for you.  

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Calendar highlights for 2014 include:

Family Fun Days

Children love horses and we welcome children to come along to each of our race meeting, free of charge.
On site facilities include a new playground and cinema club and on selected dates additional entertainment to include face painting / horse racing simulator / bouncy castles and dedicated Kids Club.
 
Dates for 2014 include: Sunday 16th of March / Sunday 30th of March / Sunday 6th of July and Sunday 12th of October Family fun days
 
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Twilight Season

June & July June sees the start of our Twilight Racing so great bands and mouth-watering BBQ's to enjoy.

Saturday 7th June – Saturday night Fever with hits from the 70’s and 80’s with Traffic
Friday 20th June music with Keywest
Thursday 25th July music after racing with Derek Ryan.

The racing action kicks off at 5:30pm with 7 races played out in a fast paced format, matched by plenty of entertainment off the track once racing finishes, live music till late!

Twilight Racing evenings are ideal for staff outings, corporate entertainment, hen or stag parties or just a group of friends looking for something different. Free bus service to The Library bar limerick that evening.

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Ladies days 2014

Keanes Jewellers Ladies day on Sunday 12th of October with a diamond ring of €4,000 to be won.
 
Judges for this year are Leanne Moore and Madeline Mulqueen.
 
Sunway Holidays Festive Christmas Ladies day takes place on Sunday 28th of December with the winner receiving a 5 star holiday.

 

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Hospitality Facilities

A reserved table in the Panoramic Restaurant on the 2nd floor of the Hugh McMahon Stand offers first class cuisine to groups of all sizes in a modern setting. Enjoy your own reserved table and stunning views of the track, with superb menus to whet your appetite. The restaurant has full bar and Tote facilities.
Private Corporate Suites can accommodate groups of up to 100 people to offering deluxe catering, private bar and exclusive Tote access. Individually tailored packages can arranged for all groups.

Limerick Racecourse offers a special Owners & Trainers Package for the Panoramic Restaurant. Special package includes a reserved table and lunch from €30 per person for the connections of a horse running on that day.

How to get here


By Car
Travelling from locations in Ireland - GPS: N 52.59045 W 008.69632
Limerick racecourse is located 6 miles south of Limerick City on the M20 at exit 4
Free Car parking on site

By Bus
Bus service to Limerick Racecourse from Colbert Station each race day
€3.30 single and €5.50 Return

By Air
Shannon airport is located 30 Km from Limerick Racecourse with direct flights from the UK, USA & Europe.
Shannon airport link to website (http://www.shannonairport.ie/gns/Passengers/Home.aspx)

Après Racing

There are many sites of archaeological interest in the area, including King John's Castle in Limerick, and many opportunities for horse riding, golfing, fishing and sightseeing.

 

Local Hotels

 

Woodlands House Hotel, Adare

061 605 100

Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare

061 396 633

Adare Manor

061 396 566

 

Local Restaurants

The Locke Bar and Restaurant, Limerick

Cornstore, Limerick

Dragon I, Patrickswell

The Blue Door, Adare

Hampton, Limerick

French Table, Limerick

 

Local Pubs

Clohessy’s Bar, Limerick

Dark Horse, Patrickswell

Au Bars, Limerick

Nancy Blakes, Limerick

Flannery's, Limerick

 

Upcoming Limerick Races

Thursday 24 Jul 2014 Details...
Sunday 12 Oct 2014
Sunday 09 Nov 2014
Friday 26 Dec 2014 Festival
Saturday 27 Dec 2014 Festival
Sunday 28 Dec 2014 Festival
Monday 29 Dec 2014 Festival

Racecourse Summary


 Contact
Limerick Racecourse,Greenmount Park,Patrickswell,Co. Limerick
Tel: 061 320 000
Email:info@limerickraces.ie
Web:  www.limerickraces.ie

Gaelic: Luimneach. Meaning-Bare Area
Grade: Grade 1
Course Info: National Hunt & Flat
County: Limerick
Location: Situated at Greenmount Park, Patrickswell, 8km south-west of Limerick city on the M20. Signposted along the M20.