The Irish passion for horse racing is legendary and experiencing it at the Curragh is unforgettable. Horse racing professionals are passionate people with a love for the thoroughbred horse. Horseracing is in their blood. Come and enjoy a day at the races and enjoy world-class sport in a glorious setting on the Curragh plains where horse racing and horses have been a central part of daily life for centuries. The new Curragh grandstand opened in 2019 and is a world-class facility with comfort levels and a customer experience more akin to a top class hotel than a sports venue. Horse racing is the most social of sports and family-friendly, children under 18 go free. Visit the Curragh Racecourse website today and book your next day at races. www.curragh.ie
Curragh Racecourse & Training Grounds
The Curragh Racecourse has played a central role in daily life on the unique 2,000 acres of the Curragh Plains for centuries. The Curragh Plains are home to 1,000 racehorses in training in stables located around three distinct training grounds. The Curragh is home to Ireland’s 5 most important flat races each year known collectively as the Classics. The Irish Derby, first run in 1866, is the highlight of the Curragh racing season and is run on the last Saturday in June each year. A major social as well as sporting occasion, the Irish Derby is a day out not to be missed. The Curragh stages meetings from March to October each year. For more information, check out the Curragh website.
Behind The Scenes Tours
The Curragh Racecourse is delighted to announce that they will soon take bookings online for behind the scenes tours of the grandstand and enclosures. You will get to visit locations that are strictly out of bounds to the public on race days, such as the jockeys changing room, the weigh room and the VIP top floor balcony overlooking the Curragh plains. For more information please visit: Curragh Racecourse – Behind The Scenes Tours
History & Heritage Horse racing and the thoroughbred horse have been a central part of the rich tapestry of the Curragh plains for centuries and the origins of place names indicates that the Curragh was a chosen location for horse racing going back thousands of years. The Curragh Plains have breadth and depth of history equal to anywhere in Ireland. Why not go and discover this history for yourself? Whether your interest is archelogy or military, farming, political and sporting history, the Curragh Plains has a fascinating story to tell and a journey through these stories explains how the tapestry of life and activity on the Curragh has remained vibrant from the earliest known history right through to today.