The Longines Irish Champions
Longines Irish Champions Weekend is an unmissable event for you if you enjoy world class racing, premium hospitality with fashion and fun.
Christmas Festival Day 1Featured Event
The Racing Post day kicks off the first of four high calibre National Hunt race days.
Christmas Festival Day 2Featured Event
Day two of the Christmas Festival features the ultra-competitive Paddy Power Chase, the most valuable race of the Festival.
Christmas Festival Day 3Featured Event
Day three of the Christmas Festival The Lexus Chase is one of the most prestigious races in the calendar and attracts racing enthusiasts from all over Ireland and Britain. This is also Ladies Day where winter racing fashion has an elegance and style quite different to the other seasons.
Christmas Festival Day 4Featured Event
The final day of the Christmas Festival is Ryanair Day featuring the Ryanair Hurdle an ideal day to bring the family racing. Day Four of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival has also become part of the official New Years Eve Celebrations and features a live concert after the racing.
Where to be for the best views
General enclosure tickets give you access to the entire racecourse enclosure. This includes the lower level of the Grandstand.
How to find us
From the M50, take exit 15 and cross the flyover, following the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse.
From Dublin city centre: Take the N11 (Stillorgan dual carriageway) heading towards the southeast, past Stillorgan. Turn right at traffic lights onto Leopardstown Road R113 signposted Leopardstown. Continue straight and Leopardstown's entrance is on the left just before the traffic lights in front of the roundabout.
There are two entrances for cars to Leopardstown Racecourse you can use on race days. Car parking is free. There are further free shuttle buses from all Leopardstown car parks.
The first entrance is off Leopardstown Road, near the junction linking Leopardstown Park Hospital, Leopardstown Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate and Brewery Road. The second entrance is off the M50 at junction 15 (Carrickmines).
What to wear
There is no strict dress code at Leopardstown Racecourse, however it is recommend smart casual attire in general.
Leopardstown racecourse is located six miles south of Dublin city centre. The racecourse itself was completed in 1888, designed off the back of Sandown Park racecourse in Surrey, England. Today, the racecourse is owned by Horse Racing Ireland having purchased the site in 1967.
The track runs as a left-handed oval of one mile and six furlongs with an uphill finish straight. Leopardstown further hosts 23 annual race meets. Some of the more notable race meets include the famous Christmas festival, January jumps, the Irish Gold Cup and finally the longines Irish champions weekend in September.