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Laytown Races

16th September 2024

Book your Laytown Races experience with the racing experts and save money by booking your accommodation, transfers & official tickets/hospitality all in one place!


Our Laytown Races Experiences

Maldron Hotel Smithfield 4*

The Maldron Hotel Smithfield is conveniently located, just a short walk from the city centre and offers comfortable, spacious accommodation with its own on-site Café and Grill & Bar. It is also withing walking distance of the Guinness Brewery, Temple Bar, Jameson Distillery and many more of Dublin's most popular attractions so there is plenty to do during your stay outside of the racing!

What's included?

- Return airport coach transfers

- Two or more nights accommodation

- Breakfast each morning

- Return racecourse transfers

- Ticket to Laytown Races

from £349.00


Unsure which experience is right for you?

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About Laytown Races

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.


Example Itinerary

Below is an example itinerary based on our two night experiences based in Dublin. Trip extensions are available should you wish to extend your time in city or attend the Irish Champions Festival that weekend.

Arrival Day

Day 1

- Upon arrival into Dublin Airport you'll have transfers to take you from the airport to your choice of  hotel

- You'll have the rest of the day at leisure to head out and explore Dublin

Irish Champions Festival

Irish Champions Festival add-on

Make the most of your time in Dublin and attend three racedays, at three different racecourses, in three days!

The Irish Champions Festival takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September before Laytown on Monday 16th September!


Saturday's racing is at Leopardstown, in the south of the city, and Sunday's is at The Curragh, to the west of the city. 


Our combined experience includes accommodation for three or more nights, with tickets & transfers to all three racedays!


What our customers say...


We booked the Laytown races trip with Racing Breaks. It’s been on our bucket list for years. We were extremely impressed with the organisation and communications from start to finish and had a wonderful time. Everything went like clockwork. We also felt that the trip represented very good value for money. Nice choice of hotel and a special shout out to Dave the rep who was really friendly and professional. We would highly recommend this Company

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Flights to Dublin

If required, we can include flights to Dublin within your experience.

There are a huge number of flights between UK airports and Dublin each day meaning guests can travel at a time that best suit their travel plans.

Please note due to booking restrictions we are unable to offer flights with Ryanair, these must be booked direct. We can however ensure all airport transfers are booked to coincide with the flights you have booked.

Flight upgrades are available to Premium Economy, Business & First Class subject to being an option on the flight booked. 

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