Horse Racing Breaks

Ireland’s love affair with horse racing started in the 17th century and its unique appeal is showcased almost every day of the year! In 2016, 355 fixtures are scheduled at 26 tracks throughout the country. We can arrange inclusive tailor-made trips for every Irish fixture giving you the opportunity to join in one of Ireland’s most popular pastimes from the buzz of the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown to the excitement of a thrilling finish at the Curragh.

This year escorted tours are available for the Punchestown Festival and the DOWN ROYAL FESTIVAL OF RACING.

Click here to request a tailor-made itinerary.

Racing Festivals & Classics

Learn more about short breaks and holidays created especially for these spectacular racing events:

2017 Festivals & Fixtures include:

Cork Easter Festival
15–17 April
Irish National Hunt, Punchestown
25–29 April
Curragh Guineas Festival
27–28 May
Killarney July Festival
17–20 July
Irish Champions Weekend
09–10 September
Listowel Harvest Festival
10–16 September
Leopardstown & Limerick Christmas Festivals
26–29 December
Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse
16–18 April
Killarney Spring Festival
14–16 May
Curragh *Derby Festival
30 June–02 July
Galway Summer Festival
31 July–06 August
Laytown Beach Races
05 September
Down Royal
3–4 November

* Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby runs on Sat, 01 July

See also for the full list of Irish fixtures.