• The Curragh Racecourse


    The Irish passion for horse racing is legendary and experiencing it at The Curragh is unforgettable. Located in the heart of the Thoroughbred county, Co. Kildare, the racecourse benefits from one of the most spectacular backdrops in world horse racing - expansive views across the gentle rolling grassland plains of The Curragh, an area of historical, ecological and architectural importance. 

    The Curragh Racecourse hosts The Irish Classics meetings which take place throughout the Summer as well as day 2 of Irish Champions Festival which takes place in September.  

    There are five Irish classics, all of which take place at The Curragh Racecourse. These races include The Irish 2,000 Guineas, The Irish 1,000 Guineas,  The Irish Derby, The Irish Oaks and the Irish St Ledger.

    Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas Day

    The Irish Guineas takes place at The Curragh Racecourse in late May. It is the first Irish Classic of the year and features world class racing and a great social occasion with regular fashion activations and family entertainment.

    The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

    The Irish Derby takes place in late June/early July. This three day festival at The Curragh Racecourse features a fantastic lineup of racing, live music after racing each day and a fashion activation on Saturday and Sunday.  

    The Juddmonte Irish Oaks

    Irish Oaks Weekend takes place at The Curragh Racecourse in late July and features two days of exciting racing. Saturday's featured races include the G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks, G2 Barberstown Castle Sapphire Stakes, and the G2 Comer Group International Curragh Cup. Sunday is family day and has lots of family friendly entertainment to compliment the fantastic racing which includes the G2 Romanised Minstrel Stakes, and the G2 Rathbride Stakes.

    Check out The Curragh’s upcoming race meetings and experience a proper day out.


  • Connect with the Curragh Racecourse

  • The Curragh Racecourse
    Co. Kildare

    +353 (0)45 441 205
    [email protected]
  • How To Get There

    By Road: 

    From Dublin take Exit 9 off the M50 onto the N7 southbound. Take Exit 12 off the M7. When you arrive, you'll find plenty of free car parking. Regular racegoers can opt for annual preferred car parking at a nominal rate.

    By Rail:  

    Train  to Kildare Town Station with complimentary Shuttle Bus to the racecourse also collecting in the Square in Kildare Town. Trains also to Newbridge with complimentary shuttle bus to racecourse collecting on Main Street.  See www.curragh.ie for latest information