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The Curragh Racecourse

#20 of 82 things to do in County Kildare Features Animals
The Curragh | Kildare, R56RR67, Ireland
+353 45 441 205
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A perfect day out

We went to the Curragh racecourse last Sunday and had a great day out. It is true to say that work... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Waterford, Ireland
Wait before you come

The race course is currently under going renovation and is really badly provided for. There... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
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The Curragh is Ireland's premier international horse racing venue staging all 5 Irish classic races including the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Located in County Kildare and less than one hour by car from Dublin City Centre, the Curragh stages 19 race meetings from May to September. The racecourse features a variety of bars and restaurants, together with a range of facilities for kids.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
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“horse racing” (7 reviews)
“parade ring” (3 reviews)
“great racing” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
The Curragh | Kildare, R56RR67, Ireland
+353 45 441 205
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Curragh racecourse last Sunday and had a great day out. It is true to say that work is being done at the moment but the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

Thank sheehan1960
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The race course is currently under going renovation and is really badly provided for. There aren't enough bars or services and the current views of the track aren't great. I recommend people wait before spending money coming to the track. It's a real surprise that...More

Thank cmart72
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Here for a weekend with friends and came over for an afternoons racing . You park in fields which on the day we arrived where dry but can imagine these could get messy. When we got in luckily weather was on our side as the...More

Thank Mrgreeny67
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had a great time at the Guineas this weekend, although the racecourse is currently under reconstruction, the parade ring is very accessible, although the views of the straight mile are somewhat impeded due to the construction work. The temporary standings were perfectly adequate, especially...More

3  Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

There was always one thing I had to do when visiting Ireland and that was have a day at the races. Happily, the renovations at The Curragh were underway enough to afford us the chance to attend the opening event of the season. This is...More

1  Thank Ginny T
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Curragh Racecourse has a captive market on each of the circa 20 days in the year it opens for racing. The food is awful and is clearly priced based on the fact of it having a captive market. If there was any kind of...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Went to The Curragh with our sports and social club. From arrival to departure everyone we met were so incredibly friendly and professional. The food provided was excellent and the staff in the room were amazing. I cannot fault it as a day out in...More

1  Thank Icanhasninja
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great day 8 losers lol . Always travel for Beresforde Stakes looks like its not there next year due to renovation work . Great friendly racetrack always enjoy it

Thank gtcamplin
Reviewed 29 September 2016

As a regular racecourse visitor, I took the opportunity to see a recent Curragh meeting with my wife and 2 friends. I was surprised how different it was to places like Newmarket which offers comparable racing but has much higher quality facilities available. We had...More

Thank tismike
Reviewed 24 September 2016

It just so happened that the manager at our hotel had a brother who was training horses at the Curragh. He connected us with passes to the course, plus we got a behind the scenes look at the trainer's point of view and got to...More

Thank Craig K
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Kaye E
9 May 2016|
Response from Jake1016 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your enquiry Martyn looks after all our race & stay packages and he is on holidays at moment so if you could email him directly by going curragh hospitality website and sending in email via the contact button... More