A Proper Day Out
Downpatrick Racecourse is the Oldest Racecourse in Ireland with racing first taking place over 330 years ago in 1685 at the old course, a few miles down the road from where it is situated today. Racing has taken place at the current course for more than 150 years. The racecourse is instantly recognisable with its undulations and a renowned uphill climb to the finishing line. A tight right-handed course, Downpatrick is one of three racecourses that only stages National hunt (jump) racing. Racing takes place from March to October. The feature race is the Randox Ulster National which takes place in March and is a recognised trial for the Irish Grand National. Downpatrick has a reputation of being one of the friendliest racecourses with themed race days such as Ladies Day and Family Day adding to the lively atmosphere.
Check out the upcoming race meeting at Downpatrick Racecourse and experience a proper day out.
24 Ballydugan Road
By Road: From Dublin you can take the M1 from Dublin to Newry then A1 to Lisburn. This
is the quickest route but has tolls. Downpatrick is 35km of Belfast, take
By Bus:Bus Eireann have a bus from Dublin-Newry-Downpatrick. For more details see
High-speed trains run from Belfast to Dublin, stopping at Lisburn
Nearest Airport is Belfast International.
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