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Wed 11 Sep 2019

Laytown Races

Featured Event

People travel from far and wide, including many annual overseas visitors, to see this "One day a Year" event on the beach at Laytown.

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

Racing takes place on the Laytown Strand on the straight near level course over six and seven furlong distances.

A spectacle not to be missed!!

Laytown Racecourse, Strand Road, Ninch, Laytown, Co. Meath
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Travel Information

How to find us

Laytown is a small seaside resort on the east coast of Ireland, 29 miles north of Dublin.


By Road 46 km north of Dublin. Take Junction 7 off the M1, (Dublin - Belfast motorway), follow R132 to Julianstown take R150 to Laytown. This year there are 4 Free Parking areas on race day (6th September 2018) A free shuttle bus service will run from these parking areas to the race field before and after racing.

By Rail There are regular train services from Drogheda and Dublin (Connolly Station) to Laytown Station. There are shuttle busses on race day from Laytown station to the course. Or it is a 10 min walk from station to the races.


There are 4 free parking areas on a race day.

Racecourse Information

The History

Laytown races occupies a unique position in the Irish racing calendar as it is the only race event run on a beach under the Rules of Racing.

Many generations of people from the Meath area and the bordering countries have fond memories of their visit to the strand at Laytown and of the colour and the excitement of race day.