September 9th & 10th 2023

Leopardstown & The Curragh


Straffan, County Kildare

30 mins from Leopardstown

30 mins from The Curragh

From Only €179 pp


The fabulous 4* Barberstown Castle Hotel is located in the County Kildare town of Straffan, less than 35 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and equidistant between Leopardstown and The Curragh Racecourses.

We have been booking Race and Stay guests in to the excellent Barberstown Castle Hotel for many years and have received many good reviews. A firm guest favourite Barberstown Castle has a good reputation for food quality, customer service and excellent guest service. The guest rooms are a spacious with comfortable beds and include all the guest amenities one would expect from a luxury 4* hotel. Our many guests like this hotel, our exclusive packages are excellent value for money, especially for the quality of Hotel, service, food and comfort. A friendly welcoming Hotel Barberstown Castle has a relaxed atmosphere that makes this the place to be after a hard day picking winners! You'll have plenty of dining options and a wide range of food choice at the Hotel. Ideally located close to the K Club and Activity Centres, Apres racing nightlife can be at the Hotel bar, or the social hub of the Punchestown Races in Naas Town only 20 minutes away.

Our exclusive 4* Barberstown Castle Hotel Irish Champions Weekend Race & Stay packages start from only €179 per guestand include everything you need for a perfect Irish Racing Break in one easy transaction. Please do check out our great value Race and Stay Offers below. If you do not find what you want please do Call or E Mail Us and we'll build a bespoke Irish Champions Weekend Package to perfectly suit you.


  • Your choice of stay at Barberstown with Breakfast each morning
  • Return Coach Transport to and from the races
  • Your Choice of Racecourse Admission
  • Complimentary Racing Post for each room each morning
  • Our Guest Managers looking after all your needs
  • All local taxes and VAT

All prices are shown in Euros. On the booking form start by selecting your package, then the number of guests you want to book for. The Total Price displayed is based on the number of guests you want to book for sharing twin or double rooms. Single travellers are welcome: Supplement €130 per night. You can book for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit.

When we receive your booking we will email you a booking confirmation within 48 hours. If your booking is not clear or we think we can save you money we will call or email you before emailing you your confirmation. Your booking is totally flexible and you are welcome to change anything or add other items, or cancel your booking anytime up until 31 days before you arrive and we will refund your deposit


Book now with just one €100 refundable deposit. Your booking is safe with us with our 100% money back guarantee. After You Book we will contact you to confirm your booking and you are welcome to change anything or cancel with a full refund anytime up until 31 days before you arrive.


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From Only €170 pp

VIP Hospitality Packages will be available on both days. The Pavilion Hospitality Experience at Leopardstown gives you an ideal hospitality location overlooking the track. Dine in comfort and style and enjoy the best location and a delicious 3 course Buffet Lunch on one of our exclusive shared tables of 10. The Oaks restaurant at The Curragh Hspitality Package give you a delicious 3 course A la Carte menu in a fabulous location overlooking the parade ring on one side with reserved racecourse seats on the other with its own balcony overlooking the winners enclosure.



From Only €49 pp

Our exclusive VIP Irish National Stud tours are available on Derby Sunday morning. Your tour experience includes return transport to and from your Hotel and our special guided tour of one of Ireland's most visited attractions. Enjoy seeing the newly born foals. Meet the Living legends, Faugheen, Hurricane Fly, Rite of Passage, Kicking King and Beef or Salmon. Enjoy the new fabulous interactive Irish Racehorse Experience and learn about the Stud's operation and history.



From Only €79 pp

Enjoy a fabulous end to Saturday's racing when the fun continues at the fabulous Johnnie Fox's Bar, the highest pub in Ireland. The package includes return hotel transport, a delicious meal and the unique and entertaining Johnnie Fox's Hooley show. Coaches depart hotels at 6.30pm and depart Johnnie Fox's at 11pm for the return journey.



As The Only Official Guest Partner for Longines Irish Champions Weekend we have unprecidented access to the best Hotels, Racecourse Facilities, Hospitality and much more. Whether you are a group, a couple or on your own we will do our utmost to ensure you have the best Irish Champions Weekend Break possible. Our Ready made packages suit most guests but we are always wiling to build a package to perfectly suit your group size and budget so please do contact us if we can help in any way.

We know we offer the best value and quality racing breaks in Ireland but you do not have to take our word for it, just check out our recent Guest Testimonials and see for yourself what our customers say about our service.

RACE & STAY PROUDLY SUPPORT We support the Irish Injured Jockeys and The Irish Horse Welfare Fund