• The Curragh Irish Derby Festival

    The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival is one of Ireland's most exciting sporting and social events of the year, as Europe's top horses line up for the biggest prize in Irish racing.

    This three-day racing festival promises a spectacle of fashion, entertainment, music and the finest racing from Friday, 30th June to Sunday, 2nd July.The Derby is the ultimate destination to be swept up in the magic of an unmissable summer celebration with friends. Some of the world’s top horses and jockeys will compete over all three days with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby boasting record prize money of €1.5 million. However with reduced capacity this year due to the ongoing redevelopment project, Saturday July 1st, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day will be a ticket only event. Tickets are now sold out. 


    The SportsJoe Derby featuring the Hackett Apprentice Jockeys Derby kicks of the party night of the festival with the Apres Racing Party and the Honky Tonk Angels. Friday is also the day for the men to to up their style stakes as the Hackett judges look for the Curragh's most stylish man. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball also takes place on Friday 30th June in the K Club to raise funds for the Jack and Jill children foundation. 

    Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day is the highlight of the racing and style calendar. Chanelle McCoy will be joining the judging panel with Melanie Morris editor in chief of Image Magazine and Bairbre Power of Independent News and Media. Entrants will be in with a chance to win a luxury trip to Dubai as well as an overnight stay in the 5 Star K Club.

    Day three of the Irish Derby Festival Sunday, 2nd July features a high quality programme and is also themed as the family day with great fun planned for all the family. The weekend will play host to an array of live bands and DJs while the Foodscape Kildare Paddock will also serve the best dishes from some of County Kildare’s leading restaurants and food producers. Racegoers can enjoy a huge variety of dishes located in the heart of the action beside the parade ring over all three days. 


    Find out more about the Irish Derby Festival .

    Take a look at the Derby Hospitality Packages .

    Book your tickets for the Curragh Derby Festival .


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