Longines Irish Champions Weekend

15 September 2019

Overview


Longines Irish Champions Weekend is undoubtedly the shining triumph of Irish flat racing, combining sporting and social enjoyment like no other.

The 2019 event takes place over the weekend of the 14th & 15th of September across two racecourses.

On Saturday 14th September the QIPCO Irish Champions Stakes Day is held at Leopardstown Racecourse and on Sunday 15th September the Comer Group International Irish St Leger Day is held at the Curragh.

Offering some of the best racing in the world, elegant fashion, off track entertainment and gourmet food & beverages, this unique atmosphere is electric and unforgettable, certainly a bucket list worthy event.

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Sunday 15th September 2019

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Osprey Hotel 4* Package

Fri 13 Sep 2019 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

  • General Admission
  • Osprey Hotel

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes:
    - Return Flight from London
    - Airport Transfers
    - Racecourse Transfers
    - Racecourse Admission on both Saturday & Sunday

£529.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


With this two night option you will depart on Friday 13th September and stay for two nights, attending both days of Irish Champions Weekend before flying home on Sunday evening.

Package Includes


  • Return Flights from London (alternative UK airport departures available)
  • Return Airport Coach Transfers
  • Two Nights Bed & Breakfast at The Osprey Hotel
  • Return Racecourse Transfers
  • Tickets to both days of Irish Champions Weekend (Saturday: Leopardstown / Sunday: Curragh)

Additional Information


Extend your stay
If you would like to prolong your stay in Ireland additional nights can be added from £90.00 per person.

Single Occupancy
The above package is available based on sole occupancy for a supplement of £200.

Hotel information


The Osprey Hotel is a luxury 4-star urban retreat in the heart of Naas town Co. Kildare just 35 minutes from Dublin and 20 minutes from The Curragh.

Offering 108 spacious and luxurious guest rooms with custom furnishings with blissful bathrooms that have a deep soaking tub and free standing rain shower.

The hotel's restaurant,Herald & Devoy, opened in 2017 and was designed by celebrity architect Hugh Wallace. The Executive Head Chef's twist of imaginative genius is inspired using the freshest and best of ingredients.

Enjoy a drink in Osprey Bar, from a perfectly chilled pint to an elaborate cocktail. Carvery lunch is available each day followed by an extensive bar menu with all the favourites from a Thai green curry to a hearty club sandwich. There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights. On warmer days, guests can relax in the outdoor courtyard.

Flight Information


This package is inclusive of Flights from London. Alternative departure airports in the UK are available. Please enquire for full details.

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The Heritage Hotel & Spa 5* Package

Fri 13 Sep 2019 - Sun 15 Sep 2019

  • General Admission
  • The Heritage Hotel and Spa

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes:
    - Return Flight from London
    - Airport Transfers
    - Racecourse Transfers
    - Racecourse Admission on both Saturday & Sunday

£569.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


With this two night option you will depart on Friday 13th September and stay for two nights, attending both days of Irish Champions Weekend before flying home on Sunday evening.

Package Includes


  • Return Flights from London (alternative UK airport departures available)
  • Return Airport Coach Transfers
  • Two Nights Bed & Breakfast at The Heritage Hotel and Spa
  • Return Racecourse Transfers
  • Tickets to both days of Irish Champions Weekend (Saturday: Leopardstown / Sunday: Curragh)

Additional Information


Extend your stay
If you would like to prolong your stay in Ireland additional nights can be added from £115.00 per person.

Single Occupancy
The above package is available based on sole occupancy for a supplement of £220.

Hotel information


The Heritage Killenard is a remarkable destination – an experience where memories are cherished and dreams fulfilled.

A unique, classical property with a charming character, the Heritage Killenard presents a stunning Hotel and a wonderful Spa against an idyllic landscape in the very heart of Ireland. Here you will experience the highest level of comfort, service and cuisine, in a world that has been created purely for pleasure and indulgence.

Nestled in the charming village of Killenard, this magnificent property combines a stunning countryside setting with optimum convenience for guests. Located just off the M7 motorway in Ireland’s most central county Laois, the Heritage Killenard is one hour southwest of Dublin City and Dublin International Airport, and two hours from Shannon International Airport and Cork City. The hotel is also just 25 minute from the Curragh.

Flight Information


This package is inclusive of Flights from London. Alternative departure airports in the UK are available. Please enquire for full details.

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The Heritage Hotel Platinum Package

Fri 13 Sep 2019 - Mon 16 Sep 2019

  • Platinum Package
  • The Heritage Hotel and Spa

    Three Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes:
    - Return Flight from London
    - Airport Transfers
    - Racecourse Transfers
    - Racecourse Admission on Saturday & Sunday
    - VIP 4 Course Lunch both days
    - Morning Line Panel
    - Curragh Thoroughbred Trial
    - Racing Review & Cinema
    - BBQ with Band on Sunday night
    - Welcome Guest Pack

£1,229.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


For the ultimate Irish Champions Weekend experience our platinum package offers three nights accommodation, a VIP 4 course lunch on both Saturday & Sunday, a Curragh Thoroughbred Trail, Morning Line Panel and more!

Package Includes


  • Return Flights from London (alternative UK airport departures available)
  • Return Airport Coach Transfers
  • Three Nights Bed & Breakfast at The Heritage Hotel and Spa
  • Return Racecourse Transfers (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Tickets to Saturday at Leopardstown & Sunday at the Curragh
  • VIP 4 Course Lunch at Leopardstown on Saturday
  • VIP 4 Course Lunch at the Curragh on Sunday
  • The Morning Line Panel on Saturday
  • Racing Review & Cinema Saturday Night
  • Curragh Thoroughbred Trial on Sunday
  • BBQ with Band on Sunday Night
  • Racing Post each morning

Additional Information


Extend your stay
If you would like to prolong your stay in Ireland additional nights can be added. Prices available upon request.

Single Occupancy
The above package is available based on sole occupancy for a supplement of £300.

Hotel information


The Heritage Killenard is a remarkable destination – an experience where memories are cherished and dreams fulfilled.

A unique, classical property with a charming character, the Heritage Killenard presents a stunning Hotel and a wonderful Spa against an idyllic landscape in the very heart of Ireland. Here you will experience the highest level of comfort, service and cuisine, in a world that has been created purely for pleasure and indulgence.

Nestled in the charming village of Killenard, this magnificent property combines a stunning countryside setting with optimum convenience for guests. Located just off the M7 motorway in Ireland’s most central county Laois, the Heritage Killenard is one hour southwest of Dublin City and Dublin International Airport, and two hours from Shannon International Airport and Cork City. The hotel is also just 25 minute from the Curragh.

Flight Information


This package is inclusive of Flights from London. Alternative departure airports in the UK are available. Please enquire for full details.

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Dress Codes

What to wear

There is not a strict dress code at the Curragh but they do encourage clients to dress smartly.

Men

You do not have to wear ties, and jackets are not compulsory but smart casual is good and is the norm on most days.

Ladies

Dress accordingly for the occasion and the weather, you are not going to a wedding or a night club, Don’t have your skirt too short, heels you can’t walk in and too much flesh on display – leave a little to the imagination and Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.

Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Car

From Dublin take Exit 9 off the M50 onto the N7 southbound. Take Exit 12 off the M7. When you arrive, you’ll find plenty of free car parking. Regular racegoers can opt for annual preferred car parking at a nominal rate.

By Taxi

Taxis can pick up and drop off at the main entrance.

By Bus

Dublin Coach provide a service to the races on all race days from Dublin Airport via the Red Cow Luas with stops in Naas and Newbridge and from Burgh Quay in Dublin City Centre via Kildare Village and from Limerick and Portlaoise.

By Rail

Mainline trains from Heuston Station (Dublin), Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway to Kildare Town with complimentary Shuttle Bus to the racecourse.

By Helicopter

Executive Helicopters provide transfers from various airports, hotels and private locations to our helipad located at the racecourse.

Parking

There is plenty of free parking at the racecourse.

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