Punchestown Festival

30 April - 04 May 2019

Overview


The 2019 Festival runs from Tuesday 30th April to Saturday 4th May 2019.

The Punchestown Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, stunning glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere.

The Punchestown Festival is considered the ‘Grand Finale’ of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish sea converging on the Kildare venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. It's a "must see" for any racing fan.

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Tuesday 30th April 2019

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Killashee Hotel Package

Tue 30 Apr 2019 - Thu 02 May 2019

  • Choose between: General Admission / Reserved Enclosure
  • Killashee Hotel

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes tickets to both:
    - BoyleSports Champion Chase Day (Tuesday)
    - Punchestown Gold Cup Day (Wednesday)

£349.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


The Killashee Hotel is located less than 10 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and only 45 minutes from Dublin. This package incorporates two nights accommodation with tickets to the first two days of the Punchestown Festival.

Your package includes:

  • Two nights accommodation at the Killashee Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Ticket to both BoyleSports Champion Chase Day (Tuesday) and Punchestown Gold Cup Day (Wednesday)

Hotel information


Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare is located only 30km from Dublin City and just 2km outside of Naas town. Set amidst the lush rolling countryside of County Kildare, Killashee is truly a special place. From the Victorian grandeur of the Original House, to the acres of splendid gardens and gloriously wild woodland and trails, there are so many hidden places to explore. A truly enchanted setting, with a wonderfully rich history, that’s just waiting to be discovered.

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Wednesday 1st May 2019

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Barberstown Castle Package

Tue 30 Apr 2019 - Fri 03 May 2019

  • Choose between: General Admission / Reserved Enclosure
  • Barberstown Castle

    Three Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes tickets to both:
    - Punchestown Gold Cup Day (Wednesday)
    - The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Thursday)

£199.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Barberstown Castle is located just 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre and only 20 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse. This package incorporates three nights accommodation with tickets to the second and third day of the Punchestown Festival.

Your package includes:

  • Three nights accommodation at Barberstown Castle
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Ticket to both Punchestown Gold Cup Day (Wednesday) and The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Thursday)

Optional Upgrades


Should you wish to add dinner to your package you can do so as follows:

2 Course Dinner: £45 per person
3 Course Dinner: £50 per person

The hotel also offers upgraded bedrooms should you wish enhance your stay:

Four Poster Bedroom: £30/room/night
Junior Suite: £50/room/night

Hotel information


This historic 13th century Castle and country house hotel is privately owned and the only 4 star Castle located just 25 minutes from Dublin city centre. Centred in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, this Irish Castle is the perfect base for a memorable holiday. Visitors to Barberstown will experience a welcoming and relaxing stay in our luxurious bedrooms which are decorated to reflect the historic nature of the Castle. In our Clapton's Lounge and Barton Rooms Restaurant, diners can relax beside cosy, crackling fires, whilst enjoying exceptional personal service, great food and fine wines.

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Killashee Hotel Package

Wed 01 May 2019 - Fri 03 May 2019

  • Choose between: General Admission / Reserved Enclosure
  • Killashee Hotel

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes tickets to both:
    - Punchestown Gold Cup Day (Wednesday)
    - The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Thursday)

£349.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


The Killashee Hotel is located less than 10 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and only 45 minutes from Dublin. This package incorporates two nights accommodation with tickets to the second and third days of the Punchestown Festival.

Your package includes:

  • Two nights accommodation at the Killashee Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Ticket to both Punchestown Gold Cup Day (Wednesday) and The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Thursday)

Hotel information


Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare is located only 30km from Dublin City and just 2km outside of Naas town. Set amidst the lush rolling countryside of County Kildare, Killashee is truly a special place. From the Victorian grandeur of the Original House, to the acres of splendid gardens and gloriously wild woodland and trails, there are so many hidden places to explore. A truly enchanted setting, with a wonderfully rich history, that’s just waiting to be discovered.

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Thursday 2nd May 2019

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Killashee Hotel Package

Thu 02 May 2019 - Sat 04 May 2019

  • Choose between: General Admission / Reserved Enclosure
  • Killashee Hotel

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes tickets to both:
    - The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Thursday)
    - The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day (Friday)

£349.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


The Killashee Hotel is located less than 10 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and only 45 minutes from Dublin. This package incorporates two nights accommodation with tickets to the third and fourth days of the Punchestown Festival.

Your package includes:

  • Two nights accommodation at the Killashee Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Ticket to both The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle (Thursday) and The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day (Friday)

Hotel information


Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare is located only 30km from Dublin City and just 2km outside of Naas town. Set amidst the lush rolling countryside of County Kildare, Killashee is truly a special place. From the Victorian grandeur of the Original House, to the acres of splendid gardens and gloriously wild woodland and trails, there are so many hidden places to explore. A truly enchanted setting, with a wonderfully rich history, that’s just waiting to be discovered.

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Friday 3rd May 2019

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Barberstown Castle Package

Thu 02 May 2019 - Sun 05 May 2019

  • Choose between: General Admission / Reserved Enclosure
  • Barberstown Castle

    Three Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes tickets to both:
    - The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day (Friday)
    - The AES Festival Family Day (Saturday)

£219.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Barberstown Castle is located just 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre and only 20 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse. This package incorporates three nights accommodation with tickets to the fourth and fifth day of the Punchestown Festival.

Your package includes:

  • Three nights accommodation at Barberstown Castle
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Ticket to both The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day (Friday) and The AES Festival Family Day (Saturday)

Optional Upgrades


Should you wish to add dinner to your package you can do so as follows:

2 Course Dinner: £45 per person
3 Course Dinner: £50 per person

The hotel also offers upgraded bedrooms should you wish enhance your stay:

Four Poster Bedroom: £30/room/night
Junior Suite: £50/room/night

Hotel information


This historic 13th century Castle and country house hotel is privately owned and the only 4 star Castle located just 25 minutes from Dublin city centre. Centred in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, this Irish Castle is the perfect base for a memorable holiday. Visitors to Barberstown will experience a welcoming and relaxing stay in our luxurious bedrooms which are decorated to reflect the historic nature of the Castle. In our Clapton's Lounge and Barton Rooms Restaurant, diners can relax beside cosy, crackling fires, whilst enjoying exceptional personal service, great food and fine wines.

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Killashee Hotel Package

Fri 03 May 2019 - Sun 05 May 2019

  • Choose between: General Admission / Reserved Enclosure
  • Killashee Hotel

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

  • Includes tickets to both:
    - The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day (Friday)
    - The AES Festival Family Day (Saturday)

£349.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


The Killashee Hotel is located less than 10 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and only 45 minutes from Dublin. This package incorporates two nights accommodation with tickets to the fourth and fifth day of the Punchestown Festival.

Your package includes:

  • Two nights accommodation at the Killashee Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Ticket to both The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day (Friday) and The AES Festival Family Day (Saturday)

Hotel information


Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare is located only 30km from Dublin City and just 2km outside of Naas town. Set amidst the lush rolling countryside of County Kildare, Killashee is truly a special place. From the Victorian grandeur of the Original House, to the acres of splendid gardens and gloriously wild woodland and trails, there are so many hidden places to explore. A truly enchanted setting, with a wonderfully rich history, that’s just waiting to be discovered.

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Saturday 4th May 2019

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

General Admission

Admission to the general enclosure, parade ring, grandstand, public food outlets, shopping village and multiple bars. (Upgrades to the reserved enclosure can be purchased on the day of racing)

Reserved Enclosure

The reserved enclosure is considered the social hub of the Festival in April. In addition to the general enclosure facilities, reserved enclosure ticket holders can enjoy trackside lawns at the last fence, the famous Sky Bar, additional seating, the Bollinger Champagne Pavilion, dining, betting and live music. Book early for Festival Friday to avoid disappointment as there is a limited capacity.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no dress code at Punchestown. So dress up or dress down, it's up to you. Those attending hospitality pavilions tend to wear smart casual but most wear suits. However, how often do you get a chance to get dressed in your finest?

Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Car

From Dublin Airport - 48kms (30 miles) M1, M50, N7, R410 From Dublin City - 35km (22miles) N7, R410 From Cork - 2hrs, 40 mins, N8, N7 R410 From Galway - 2hrs, 50mins M6, M4, M50, N7, R410 From Belfast - 2hrs, 20mins, M1, M50, N7, R410

Festival Coach Service From Dublin City Centre & Naas Town

Marathon Travel are the official transport partners for the 2017 Punchestown Festival. The service will cater for Dublin city centre & Naas town. We recommend advance booking to save money and secure your seat. For Advance, Group & Private Bookings: Phone +353 (0) 1 4755010 or email info@marathontravel.ie

Naas Shuttle Service

Local companies will be doing a shuttle service from outside Lawlors Hotel and outside the Post Office in the middle of Naas starting from 11.30. They will also do return shuttle.

NON - FESTIVAL Bus Service

Unfortunately due to fluctuating demand we no longer operate a direct coach service to Punchestown outside of the festival dates. Any exceptions to this will be notified via Twitter and Facebook but please feel free to contact the Punchestown office should you have any queries. We would suggest that a bus to Naas (2 miles from racecourse) and a taxi from one of the two ranks on the main street is the best option. There is a very helpful website called www.gethere.ie that can assist in your transport query. The following companies operate services from Dublin City centre to Naas main street: www.jjkavanagh.ie www.dublincoach.ie www.buseireann.ie

By Rail

Irish Rail operate a service from Dublin's Heuston Station to Sallins (just outside Naas). During the festival there will be a shuttle bus service in operation which will transfer passengers to Poplar Square in Naas for free. From there the raceday bus will collect (from €5) or a taxi direct to the track should be around €10 - €15.

By Air

Visit www.ryanair.com our official airline partners fly from 16 different locations throughout the UK. Please check bus/coach and rail sections for transfer details.

By Sea

Our friends at Irish Ferries have kindly offered a 10% for sailings around the Punchestown Festival. Dublin City Port - 40 mins Dun Laoghaire - 45mins Rosslare Harbour - 2hrs Larne, Belfast - 3hrs

By Helicopter

Visit www.executive-helicopters.com Executive Helicopters offer transfers from various airports, hotel and private locations to our heli-pad located at Punchestown racecourse. For further information please contact Billy at 086 2582248

By Taxi

Taxis can drop and collect fares directly at the main entrance. Taxi from Dublin city centre or international airport could cost from €50 - €80.

Parking

Free Parking - for up to 17,000 cars

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