Horseracing Festivals in IrelandPosted by admin on Mar 11, 2013 in Blog, Day Trips, Events, Sports | Comments Off on Horseracing Festivals in Ireland
Horseracing is big business in Ireland and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding excellent racing festivals. These are held all throughout the year, but if you want to make the most of the weather, the summer festivals are the best choice. The main events that draw visitors by the coach load are:
The Fairyhouse Grand National which is one of the biggest events of the year, it is held in Meath and draws thousands of horse racing fans each year. As with all racecourses you can go there by coach which means you can really let your hair down and have a good time.
The Punchestown Festival is held at Punchestown Racecourse and this is one of the 17 different meetings that go on there each year. Expect plenty of fun for all ages at this festival that has been running for years.
The Curragh Irish Guineas marks the start of the summer racing season. It is one of the most widely anticipates events of the year and there are races held over one weekend.
The Killarney Races is in the middle of the year and it goes on for five days. During this period there are national hunt and flat races, meaning there is something for everyone.
The Galway Summer Festival is ideal if you are in Galway while it is being held. The racing lasts for seven days and Galway is filled with people flocking there to have a flutter and enjoy the races. If you are travelling in close to the area make sure you experience this festival.