Laytown Races

02 September 2021

Overview


Laytown Races occupies a unique position on the Irish and English Racing Calendar as it is the only race event run on the beach under the rules of the Turf Club. An alternative surface to the usual turf, dirt, and all-weather, and far from the manicured grass of the likes of Ascot and Cheltenham. Laytown Beach is located on the East Coast of Ireland in County Meath with stunning sceneries that stretch across the Irish Seas. Racing takes place in September and is timed crucially with the pattern of the tide.

People travel from far and wide to witness the spectacle of horse racing on the beach in Ireland, with crowds in excess of 5,000 in attendance every year enjoying six races run over a mixture of six and seven furlongs.

Racing Breaks offer the chance to experience this annual event whilst staying in Dublin to enjoy everything the city has to offer!

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Thursday 2nd September 2021

Ticket & Hotel Packages

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Laytown Races Dublin Package

Wed 01 Sep 2021 - Fri 03 Sep 2021

  • General Admission
  • Academy Plaza Hotel

    Two nights bed & breakfast accommodation

  • Also includes:
    - Return flights
    - Airport transfers
    - Dinner on one evening
    - Racecourse transfers

    Why stay here...
    Central Dublin Hotel within walking distance to Temple Bar and with easy access to Dublin Airport

£379.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


The Laytown Races occupy a unique position in the Irish racing calendar, as Ireland’s only horse racing event run on a beach under the Rules of Racing. This two night experience combines flights, all transfers, accommodation and tickets to this one of a kind event.

Based at the Academy Plaza Hotel in central Dublin you are ideally located to make the most of your short stay in the city.

Experience includes


  • Return flights to Dublin
  • Return AirCoach transfers from the airport to the hotel
  • Two nights accommodation at the Academy Plaza Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner on one evening
  • Return transfers to Laytown
  • General admission ticket to Laytown Races

Itinerary


Wednesday 1st September 2021
- Depart on a direct flight to Dublin from your choice of airport.
- Upon arrival into Dublin you will take the AirCoach from the airport to the hotel (the transfer time is roughly 25 minutes).
- Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day in Dublin at leisure.

Thursday 2nd September 2021
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- You will have the morning at leisure to enjoy Dublin.
- Early afternoon you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to Laytown (the journey time is approximately 45 minutes).
- Upon arrival at Laytown you will board the shuttle bus down to the beach to enjoy an afternoon of unique racing!
- Following the conclusion of the racing you will be transferred back to the hotel.
- Upon return you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Friday 3rd September 2021
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- Depending on the time of your return flight you will have more time to explore Dublin before boarding the AirCoach back to Dublin Airport to return home.

Hotel information


The Academy Plaza Hotel is ideally located in to heart of Dublin, just off O'Connell Street it is walking distance to Temple Bar and well connected to all means of transportation in the city.

The hotel boasts it's own restaurant called Oscar's, and is also home to the Plaza Bar & Grill that offers both a lunch and dinner menu.

All bedrooms have been designed with a blend of bright, stylish colours and include modern furnishings throughout.

The AirCoach, which operates between Dublin Airport and the City Centre, picks-up nearby to the hotel and there is only one stop between it and the airport, meaning the transfer time is only around 25 minutes.

Extend your Stay
Add an additional night to your package from £95.00 per person.

Single Occupancy
This experience is available based on single occupancy for £499.00 per person.

Flights


Return flights to Dublin are included within this experience. Flight schedules for September 2021 are due to be released in the coming months, once released we will contact you to discuss the most convenient timings for your chosen departure airport.

Flights are inclusive of cabin baggage only. Additional hold luggage can be added for a supplement.

Please note, flights from some airports may incur a supplement.

Payment information


All of our experiences are available to be booked with just a £100 per person deposit!

You can make regular payments towards your balance at any stage but we request that the final balance is paid by 1st July 2021.

Payment Schedule
Upon Booking: £100 per person deposit
1st July 2021: Final balance

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Laytown Races 5* Package

Wed 01 Sep 2021 - Fri 03 Sep 2021

  • General Admission
  • The Marker Hotel Dublin

    Two nights bed & breakfast accommodation

  • Also includes:
    - Return flights
    - Airport transfers
    - Dinner on one evening
    - Racecourse transfers

    Why stay here...
    Stay centrally in one of Dublin's most exclusive hotels

£699.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


The Laytown Races occupy a unique position in the Irish racing calendar, as Ireland’s only horse racing event run on a beach under the Rules of Racing. This two night experience combines flights, all transfers, accommodation and tickets to this one of a kind event.

Based at The Marker Hotel Dublin you are ideally located to make the most of your short stay in the city.

Experience includes


  • Return flights to Dublin
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Two nights accommodation at The Marker Hotel Dublin
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner on one evening in The Brasserie at The Marker Hotel
  • Return transfers to Laytown
  • General admission ticket to Laytown Races

Itinerary


Wednesday 1st September 2021
- Depart on a direct flight to Dublin from your choice of airport.
- Upon arrival you will be collected and transferred directly to the hotel to check-in for the first of two nights accommodation. - Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day in Dublin at leisure.

Thursday 2nd September 2021
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- You will have the morning at leisure to enjoy Dublin.
- Early afternoon you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to Laytown (the journey time is approximately 45 minutes).
- Upon arrival at Laytown you will board the shuttle bus down to the beach to enjoy an afternoon of unique racing!
- Following the conclusion of the racing you will be transferred back to the hotel.
- Upon return you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Friday 3rd September 2021
- Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
- Depending on the time of your return flight you will have more time to explore Dublin before being collected from your hotel and transferred back to Dublin Airport to return home.

Hotel information


The Marker is a luxury hotel located in Grand Canal Square. It has 187 luxurious and well-appointed bedrooms over six floors. Each room was designed to provide the ultimate sanctuary for its guests; they are generously sized with simple, contemporary furnishings sourced from Irish designers. Wi-fi is complimentary throughout the Hotel.

Guests can enjoy the award winning Brasserie, relaxing in the Spa and Wellness and spending their evenings on the Rooftop with the unrivaled views of Dublin. The Spa & Wellness is available for hotel residents to enjoy, an oasis for you to unwind after a day of sightseeing or travelling – a 23 metre infinity pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and eucalyptus infused steam room. The famous executive chef Gareth Mullins leads the culinary team in creating dishes that excite in Bar, Brasserie and Rooftop Bar.

Extend your Stay
Add an additional night to your package from £200.00 per person.

Single Occupancy
This experience is available based on single occupancy for £1,049.00 per person.

Room Upgrades
Upgrade your bedroom from:
Corner Suite: £150 per room per night
Luxury Corner Suite: £180 per room per night
Roche Suite: £500 per room per night
Schwartz Suite: £500 per room per night
Presidential Suite: £1500 per room per night

Flights


Return flights to Dublin are included within this experience. Flight schedules for September 2021 are due to be released in the coming months, once released we will contact you to discuss the most convenient timings for your chosen departure airport.

Flights are inclusive of cabin baggage only. Additional hold luggage can be added for a supplement.

Please note, flights from some airports may incur a supplement.

Payment information


All of our experiences are available to be booked with just a £100 per person deposit!

You can make regular payments towards your balance at any stage but we request that the final balance is paid by 1st July 2021.

Payment Schedule
Upon Booking: £100 per person deposit
1st July 2021: Final balance

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