People Make Punchestown
Be more than a spectator – Be Part of It
People make Punchestown and we look forward to welcoming you to this iconic, award-winning sporting venue that is steeped in history. Renowned for its wonderful friendly welcome and vibrant atmosphere, Punchestown offers a unique and authentic Irish sporting experience where you can rub shoulders with racing greats whilst you create memories on the day with the great characters of the industry.
Few sporting experiences compare with the raw energy and authenticity of horse racing. In Ireland, horse racing is where sport and culture combine. It is inherent in Irish culture and heritage. It is fast, it is tough, it is fiercely competitive but it is exhilarating, thrilling and passionate in equal measure. The Punchestown racing season runs from October to June each year with 20 fixtures in total.
For five days each April Punchestown hosts the grand finale and season highlight for the sport. Huge prize money, the best of Irish and British horses, trainers and jockeys compete to establish champions and heroes. This combined with the amazing food, retails, entertainment and atmosphere draws a crowd of over 125,000.
Conveniently located on a 450 acre site in the picturesque heart of county Kildare at the foothills of the Dublin Wicklow mountains and within an hour Dublin airport and city centre, the racecourse itself is regarded as one of the top ten in the world.
Owing to the vast scale of the site and infrastructure combined with the variety of facilities and venues, Punchestown is considered one of Ireland’s finest concert, event and show venues. The team at Punchestown have a wealth of experience and knowledge in the events industry which combined with a diverse range of skills will assist any event organiser in staging a successful event.
The selection of restaurants, pavilions, bars and private suites ensures that you and your guests will relax and enjoy the best of Irish sport with delicious food and beverages in comfortable surroundings.