June 30th - July 2nd 2023

The Curragh, County Kildare


Killenard, County Laois

25 mins from The Curragh Racecourse

From Only €189 pp


The fabulous 5* Heritage Hotel is surrounded by a championship golf course located only 25 minutes from The Curragh Racecourse and only 1 hour from Dublin City and Airport. A fabulous country hotel with excellent leisure facilities, high class guest rooms, excellent food quality and first class service.

One of our guests favourite places to stay for racing at The Curragh, The Heritage is a destination resort with an award winning spa, high quality guest leisure facilities and Ireland's only Seve Ballesteros designed Championship golf course, an ideal place to stay for golfers and those of you that want a "quieter" Irish Derby Festival break and at great rates too!. The guest rooms are spacious and have very comfortable beds and pillows as well as all the luxuries and amenities one may expect from a five star hotel. The guest service is excellent, truly 5* but not at all pretentious the Heritage resort is a very relaxing place to stay. The food quality is excellent, the breakfasts are huge and are all cooked to order, take your afternoon tea overlooking the golf course from your balcony or in the lounge and dine in casual comfort in the newly refurbished bar or enjoy a more a la carte experience in the comfortable dining room.

Our exclusive 5* Heritage Resort Irish Derby Festival Race & Stay packages start from only €189 per guest. All of our packages include everything you need for a perfect Irish Derby Festival Racing Break in one easy transaction. Please do check out our great value Punchestown Race and Stay Offers below. If you do not find what you want please do Call or Email Us and we'll build a bespoke Irish Derby Festival Package to perfectly suit you.


  • Your choice of stay at The Heritage
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return Coach Transport to and from The Curragh
  • Curragh Racecourse Admission
  • 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 €150 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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"Absolutely fantastic experience. Incredibly well organised and run by the Race and Stay team. Great bonus to be able to check into the room before departure for the races. Look forward to next time".

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From Only €89 pp

Our exclusive VIP Hospitality Packages will be available on all three Festival days in 2023. Our VIP Private Suite Experience gives you the best hospitality location overlooking the finish line in an exclusive Race and Stay Private Suite. Dine in comfort and style and enjoy the best package we offer or alternatively Book one of our fabulous Restaurant Packages in any one of 2 locations to suit your group size and budget. Irish Derby Festival Hospitality Packages will be released shortly so please enquire now.



From Only €59 pp

Our exclusive Irish Derby Preview Show is an informative and fun event. The package includes transport from your hotel to The Keadeen Hotel, entry to the show, a delicious buffet lunch and a donation to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund. Held only on Saturday (Derby Day) Morning in the exclusive Race and Stay Guest Lounge at The Keadeen Hotel on the edge of the Curragh Plains, this is your opportunity to enjoy the craic and banter as our panel run through the Derby Day race card and hopefully point you in the right direction of a few winners. After the show and lunch you can avail of our FREE Curragh Race Coach to the races. Starts at 11am - Pre-Book Only



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 €149 pp

Our exclusive Irish Derby Golf Package is available on Friday and Sunday at the exciting and newly renovated Palmer North Course at The K Club. You can play and walk in the footsteps of some of Golf's heroes on the velvet turf of the Ryder Cup course and help us support the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund. Why not add this exclusive option to your Irish Derby Racing Break with us in 2023 and play one of Ireland's finest golf courses.



As The Official Guest Partner for many Irish Racecourses and Hotels we have unprecidented access to the best Hotel Rooms, 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 Derby Festival 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