Ryanair Gold Cup DayFeatured Event
The Ryanair Gold Cup is the feature race on the opening day of the renowned Easter festival. This enthralling contest is run over two miles and four furlongs and boasts winners of the calibre of the likes of Arkle, Like A Butterfly and most recently Road to Respect.
The Ryanair Gold Cup is a Grade 1 race of the highest quality and attracts some of England and Ireland’s best novice chasers. As one of the highlights of the Irish racing calendar punters are promised a day full of excitement and unpredictability, with top quality horses being put to the test around one of Irelands most testing tracks. Boasting a six figure prize fund, this illustrious race is sure to attract some of the best novice chasers around to compete for this coveted prize.
Irish Grand National DayFeatured Event
Nearing its 150th running, the BoyleSports Irish Grand National has become a stalwart at the heart of the Irish sporting calendar. A race which encapsulates everything that is great about Irish racing, affords connections the opportunity to etch their names into history and join an elusive group who have been fortunate enough to be successful in this race. The race is now the richest Jumps race in the country, standing at a whopping €500,000. The substantial prize fund, coupled with the reputation of the race attracts the game’s best runners and riders to Fairyhouse to take on this demanding course.
Easter Family Fun DayFeatured Event
As usual, we round off a fantastic three days of racing with our brilliant family fun raceday. After the excitement (and nerves) of the previous two days our Easter Tuesday meeting promotes a more relaxed atmosphere, with specific emphasis placed on making the day enjoyable for all the family. This doesn’t mean compromise on quality and with graded races throughout the day race goers are sure to be kept excited.
Where to be for the best views
General Enclosure tickets give access to the entire racecourse enclosure including the main Powers and Jameson Grandstands. We have special Student, OAP and Online ticket prices available for each race day. Children under 16 years of age are admitted free of charge on all race days, when accompanied by a paying adult
There are several bars and food options available including The Bewleys Coffee Dock, The Tote Sports Lounge and Bar and The Self Service Restaurant.
How to find us
Fairyhouse Racecourse is located approx. 20km from Dublin Airport and 25km from Dublin City Centre in the town of Ratoath, County Meath.
Connolly Station to M3 Parkway: Saturday February 24th 2018 Train departs at 11.47 arriving at 12.27 Train departs at 12.49 arriving at 13.29
M3 Parkway - Dublin Connolly: Saturday February 24th 2018 Shuttle bus will leave the course at 17.40
The 105 Bus Eireann Bus also stops right outside the racecourse
Please check www.buseireann.ie for up to date timetables
From the North
Follow Motorway (M1) and exit at Junction 10 and then take the signs for slane on the N51. Enter Slane and take the N 2 for Dublin, and proceed for approx 20 miles and at turn right at junction with R155 (signposted Ratoath). Forward over crossroads at Ratoath and Fairyhouse Racecourse is located on the left.
From the City Centre take N3 towards Navan, passing Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on your left. Proceed for approx. 6 miles on the new M3 and take EXIT 5 for Ratoath/Fairyhouse. Follow signs for Fairyhouse, turn right onto R155 and proceed for two miles. Fairyhouse Racecourse is located on the right.
From the West
After Enfield take Motorway (M4) Dublin. At roundabout (signposted M50 Northbound) take first exit to join Motorway (M50). Proceed through toll exiting onto N3 (Cavan/Navan). Proceed forward for approx. 6 miles on the new M3 and take EXIT 5 for Ratoath / Fairyhouse. Follow signs for Fairyhouse, turn right onto R155 and proceed for two miles. Fairyhouse Racecourse is located on the right.
From the South
Take N7 towards Dublin, at Red Cow roundabout take M50 Northbound. Proceed through toll exiting onto N3 (Cavan/Navan). Proceed forward for approx. 6 miles on the new M3 and take EXIT 5 for Ratoath / Fairyhouse. Follow signs for Fairyhouse, turn right onto R155 and proceed for two miles. Fairyhouse Racecourse is located on the right.
Yes. There is free car parking at Fairyhouse. There is plenty of car parking however on busy days we do advise early arrival. Raceday staff will direct to appropriate car parks on busy days.
What to wear
In-keeping with the relaxed atmosphere we promote here at Fairyhouse, there is no strict dress code. We do however recommend smart casual when attending our Bobbyjo Bistro or Private Suites, however you are free to wear whats comfortable for you. Suited and booted or hats and all out style, all is welcome at Fairyhouse (and don’t forget the unpredictable Irish weather!)