What's On

Fri 24 May 2019

Irish Guineas Festival

Featured Event

Top class race day which will feature the official opening of the new Curragh. Top class programme includes the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (Group 2).

Sat 25 May 2019

Irish Guineas Festival - 2000 Guineas

Featured Event

Classic race day featuring the Irish 2000 Guineas and Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes.

Sun 26 May 2019

Irish Guineas Festival - 1000 Guineas

Featured Event

Day 3 of the Spring Festival featuring the Irish 1000 Guineas and Tattersalls Gold Cup. The Group 2 Lanwades Stud Stakes also features.

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival Thursday

Featured Event

Highly competitive evening meeting which kicks of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival.

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival Friday

Featured Event

Top class race days featuring the Group 1 Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes.

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day

Featured Event

One of the most iconic race days in the international racing calendar featuring the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Irish Oaks Weekend

Featured Event

Top class race day featuring the Group 1 Darley Irish Oaks, Group 3 Jebel Ali Racecourse and Stables Anglesey Stakes and Group 2 Friarstown Stud Minstrel Stakes.

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Irish Oaks Weekend

Featured Event

Day 2 of Summer Festival featuring the Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes and Group 2 Sapphire Stakes.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Featured Event

Day 2 of Longines Irish Champions Weekend featuring the Comer Group International Irish St Leger, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Goffs Vincent OBrien National Stakes and Derrinstown Stud Flying Five.

The Curragh Racecourse, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, R56 RR67, Ireland
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Travel Information

How to find us


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.


There is plenty of free parking at the racecourse.

Dress Codes

What to wear

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


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


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.

Racecourse Information

The History

Steeped in history and tradition the Curragh Racecourse is undoubtedly Ireland’s premier flat racing venue and the spiritual home of the sport in Ireland.

Considered to be one of the finest tracks in the world every year it is the home to Ireland’s five Classics. Centre stage is of course held by the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, a major event for flat racing worldwide and a race that down through the years has been won by some of the greatest racehorses ever to run.