A visit to the Thoroughbred County wouldn’t be complete without experiencing race day at one of our world-famous racecourses or seeing the horses up close at the Irish National Stud.
They say that where legends linger, history follows. Legend has it that Fionn mac Cumhaill and his warriors ran their horses on the ancient plains of the Curragh. History tells us that the chariots of 3rd century kings and chieftains raced here. This historic landscape of Ireland’s Ancient East still remains the beating heart of Ireland’s equestrian capital.
Spend some time at the races – with numerous racecourses dotted throughout County Kildare, the thrill of a race day is one to experience. Why not explore the countryside on horseback, trekking along country trails, in old estates and ancient woodlands. And of course, no trip to Kildare is complete without a visit to the Irish National Stud where you will unearth tales of great stallions of the past.
In light of Covid-19 restrictions, numerous events and activities in Kildare may have been postponed or cancelled and a lot businesses and venues may be temporarily closed. We recommend you to check with relevant businesses and/or venues for latest updates.
Ireland’s leader in outdoor country pursuits, offering Clay Pigeon Shooting, an Air Rifle Range, Archery and an Equestrian Centre.
Berney Bros is built on craftsmanship, quality and innovation with everything you require for the horse and rider.
Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is the national authority for thoroughbred racing in Ireland, with responsibility for the governance, development and promotion of the industry.
Working stud farm that is home to the renowned Japanese Gardens, St Fiachra’s Garden and Living Legends.
Walk the Derby ‘trip’ over 12 furlongs, following in the hoofprints of the legends of Ireland’s pre-eminent horse race, The Irish Derby.
Nothing beats the excitement of day at the races in Naas. Great food, entertainment and racing!
The home of Irish Jump Racing and hosts to the famous five-day Punchestown Festival. A world class event venue.
The national training academy for the Irish horseracing industry offering courses for jockeys, stable staff, racehorse trainers, breeders and others involved in the thoroughbred sector.
Ireland’s premier international flat horse racing venue and one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world.