What's On

Sorry, no events are available at Punchestown Racecourse at the moment.


Where to be for the best views

General Admission

Admission to the general enclosure, parade ring, grandstand, public food outlets, shopping village and multiple bars. (Upgrades to the reserved enclosure can be purchased on the day of racing)

Reserved Enclosure

The reserved enclosure is considered the social hub of the Festival in April. In addition to the general enclosure facilities, reserved enclosure ticket holders can enjoy trackside lawns at the last fence, the famous Sky Bar, additional seating, the Bollinger Champagne Pavilion, dining, betting and live music. Book early for Festival Friday to avoid disappointment as there is a limited capacity.

Punchestown, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
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Travel Information

How to find us


By Car

From Dublin Airport - 48kms (30 miles) M1, M50, N7, R410 From Dublin City - 35km (22miles) N7, R410 From Cork - 2hrs, 40 mins, N8, N7 R410 From Galway - 2hrs, 50mins M6, M4, M50, N7, R410 From Belfast - 2hrs, 20mins, M1, M50, N7, R410

Festival Coach Service From Dublin City Centre & Naas Town

Marathon Travel are the official transport partners for the 2017 Punchestown Festival. The service will cater for Dublin city centre & Naas town. We recommend advance booking to save money and secure your seat. For Advance, Group & Private Bookings: Phone +353 (0) 1 4755010 or email info@marathontravel.ie

Naas Shuttle Service

Local companies will be doing a shuttle service from outside Lawlors Hotel and outside the Post Office in the middle of Naas starting from 11.30. They will also do return shuttle.

NON - FESTIVAL Bus Service

Unfortunately due to fluctuating demand we no longer operate a direct coach service to Punchestown outside of the festival dates. Any exceptions to this will be notified via Twitter and Facebook but please feel free to contact the Punchestown office should you have any queries. We would suggest that a bus to Naas (2 miles from racecourse) and a taxi from one of the two ranks on the main street is the best option. There is a very helpful website called www.gethere.ie that can assist in your transport query. The following companies operate services from Dublin City centre to Naas main street: www.jjkavanagh.ie www.dublincoach.ie www.buseireann.ie

By Rail

Irish Rail operate a service from Dublin's Heuston Station to Sallins (just outside Naas). During the festival there will be a shuttle bus service in operation which will transfer passengers to Poplar Square in Naas for free. From there the raceday bus will collect (from €5) or a taxi direct to the track should be around €10 - €15.

By Air

Visit www.ryanair.com our official airline partners fly from 16 different locations throughout the UK. Please check bus/coach and rail sections for transfer details.

By Sea

Our friends at Irish Ferries have kindly offered a 10% for sailings around the Punchestown Festival. Dublin City Port - 40 mins Dun Laoghaire - 45mins Rosslare Harbour - 2hrs Larne, Belfast - 3hrs

By Helicopter

Visit www.executive-helicopters.com Executive Helicopters offer transfers from various airports, hotel and private locations to our heli-pad located at Punchestown racecourse. For further information please contact Billy at 086 2582248

By Taxi

Taxis can drop and collect fares directly at the main entrance. Taxi from Dublin city centre or international airport could cost from €50 - €80.


Free Parking - for up to 17,000 cars

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no dress code at Punchestown. So dress up or dress down, it's up to you. Those attending hospitality pavilions tend to wear smart casual but most wear suits. However, how often do you get a chance to get dressed in your finest?

Racecourse Information

The History

Punchestown Racecourse is one of Ireland's top racecourses and is the host of the world renowned five-day Punchestown Festival at the end of each season.

Punchestown is located close to the town of Naas in Co. Kildare, 20km south of Dublin.

The 2017 Festival runs froms Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April 2017.

The Punchestown Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, stunning glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere.

The Punchestown Festival is considered the ‘Grand Finale’ of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish sea converging on the Kildare venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. It's a "must see" for any racing fan.