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Horse Racing

Cork Easter Festival – Mallow – 1st weekend in April

 

Fairyhouse Irish Grand National – Co. Meath – Easter 

The Irish Grand National on Easter Monday is the highlight of this 3 day festival starting on Easter Sunday and ending on the following Tuesday. The Grand National is one of the biggest days in the Irish racing calendar; first run in 1870 and it is still the most valuable race in Irish jump racing, with a prize fund of €250,000.

 

Punchestown National Hunt – Naas, Co. Kildare – Late April / Early May End of National Hunt Season. Ireland's Largest Festival.

 

Killarney  - County Kerry – Early to mid May

 

Curragh Guineas – Newbridge, County Kildare – mid to late May

 

Curragh Derby – Newbridge, County Kildare – last weekend in June

 

Curragh Oaks – Newbridge, County Kildare – Mid July

 

Killarney – County Kerry – Mid July

 

Galway Races – County Galway – Last week in July

 

Tramore Festival – County Waterford – Mid August

 

Killarney – County Kerry – mid to late August

 

Galway Autumn Races – County Galway – last weekend in August

 

Listowel Harvest – County Kerry – Mid September

 

Down Royal – Belfast, County Down – Early November

 

Punchestown Winter Festival – Naas, County Kildare – mid November

 

Fairyhouse Winter Festival – County Meath – late November

 

Leopardstown Christmas Festival – Dublin – December 26th – 29th

 

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