• About Racecourse

    Regardless of the weather, it is a rarity to see Thurles Racecourse losing a race meeting, even in the depths of winter when many of the track's meetings take place.  Jokingly and affectionately referred to as "Ireland's first all-weather racecourse", Thurles is the only privately-owned racecourse in the country and is located on a few kilometres from the town centre. It plays host to a number of top-class National Hunt (jumps) races early in the year including the Grade 2 Kinloch Brae Chase and the Grade 2 Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle. Thurles is one of four all-National Hunt race courses in the country.

  • Thurles
    Co. Tipperary

    0504 22253
    Race Day
    0504 23272
    0504 24565
    Race Day
    0504 23245
  • How To Get There

    By Road:
    Thurles Racecourse is situated 1 mile west of Thurles town and 5 miles west of the N8 (Dublin / Cork), on the road to Limerick, Shannon and Galway.

    By Rail:
    The railway station on the Dublin / Cork line is approx. 1 mile from the Racecourse. A free mini bus service brings racegoers to the course.

    By Bus:
    Bernard Kavanagh and Sons Bus service provides transport to and from Thurles. See timetable here; www.bernardkavanaghcoaches.com

    By Air:
    The closest major airport to Thurles is Waterford Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Waterford, Ireland and is about 73 km from the center of Thurles, Ireland.