Longines Irish Champions Weekend

15 September 2018


Longines Irish Champions Weekend is undoubtedly the shining triumph of Irish flat racing, combining sporting and social enjoyment like no other.

The 2018 event takes place over the weekend of the 15th & 16th of September across two racecourses.

On Saturday 15th September the QIPCO Irish Champions Stakes Day is held at Leopardstown Racecourse and on Sunday 16th September the Comer Group International Irish St Leger Day is held at the Curragh.

Offering some of the best racing in the world, elegant fashion, off track entertainment and gourmet food & beverages, this unique atmosphere is electric and unforgettable, certainly a bucket list worthy event.

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Saturday 15th September

Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Sat 15 Sep 2018 - Mon 17 Sep 2018

  • General Admission

    Ticket includes entrance to both:
    - QIPCO Irish Champions Stakes Day
    - Comer Group International Irish St Leger Day

  • The Court Yard Hotel

per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information

Included is a General Admission Ticket to both days of the Irish Champions Weekend.

At Leopardstown the ticket offers you access to the entire racecourse enclosure, which includes the lower level of the Grandstand.

Hotel information

Built on the original site where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire, the hotel offers old world charm, beautiful original stone work with contemporary design in a setting that is as picturesque as a pint settling. The Court Yard Hotel truly is Kildare's best kept secret.

Arthur Guinness is legendary for his pint and the Court Yard Hotel is legendary for it's 4* comfort, exquisite dining, the famous courtyard and of course 'The Black Stuff' in Arthur's Bar.

Situated in the heart of Leixlip, Co. Kildare and just 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.

Optional Extras

  • Add an additional nights' accommodation and arrive on Fri 14th Sep for £50/person.
  • Add Dinner at the Hotel on any evening for £15/person.


If you would like to include flights within your package, just update us on your choice of departure airport and we can include these!

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