Race and Stay

July 4th - 6th 2024

Bellewstown Festival

Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th July 2024

The Bellewstown Festival includes three fabulous days of racing with excellent prize money. A plethora of top class flat races to enjoy at Bellewstown, in County Meath. Located only 30 minutes from Dublin Airport and City the Bellewstown Festival is steeped in history and has a real Festival atmosphere on all three days, Do Not Miss It!!

Bellewstown Festival

The Races

The races at Bellewstown have been taking place at this iconic venue for over 150 years and some say even longer than that. A charming racecourse with plenty of history and stories and of course the famous telephone box where legendary gambler Barney Curly blocked calls to bookmakers when landing a famous gamble.

Nowadays the Summer Festival is a much more civilised affair with three days of quality jump and flat races to enjoy. Some of Ireland's best horses have competed here and this tricky track has unique undualtions and a kink in the bend before the finish which takes a good bit of skill to negotiate correctly.

The races take place each evening, usually starting about 5pm each day, and finish just before 9pm with top quality Food, Fashion, Music and entertianment throughout the day and live bands after racing.

Bellewstown Festival

The Experience

The Bellewstown Festival is renowned for an electric atmosphere, thrilling flat and jump racing and a fabulous vibe on all three evenings.

Bellewstown is an "old style" traditional festival race meeting with Ice Cream vans, Burger and fish and chip units and a fairground, which many adults love too!! As racing starts at 5:00pm each day Guests have plenty of time after a hearty breakfast to enjoy a visit to The many Meath stud farms, a variety of Traners yards or just to chill out before the day's excitement begins.

We have our inclusive special tour package to this year's festival as well as your choice of whatever you want, so please do check out our options below.

Special Tour Packages

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Bellewstown Festival

Exclusive Extended Package

With Stud and Stable Tours

4 Night Tour Package

Join us for a Race and Stay very special trip this year arriving on Wednesday 3rd July . Staying at the excellent 4* Dunboyne Castle Hotel. Our tour includes a Special Tour of leading trainer Ger Lyons Stable on Thursday morning followed by a behind the scenes tour of Bellewstown Racecourse in the company of top jock Denis O'Regan. On Friday we have orgainsed a special visit to Gordon Elliott's , very powerful Cullentra Yard. On Saturday we will visit Bective Stud for a VIP Tour and a light lunch. These, coupled with a fabulous 3 days racing for the Bellewstown Festival on Thursday, Frioday and Saturday with all transport, breakfast and some meals included makes up into a fabulous, exciting tour package. Do not Miss it!

For Only € 795 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

Race and Stay Packages

Your Choice of Everything


40 mins from Bellewstown

A friendly Hotel within easy walking distance of Bars and Shops. Quality Bedrooms, Food and Service with excellent leisure facilities. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.

  • 144 Bedrooms
  • Two Restaurant Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Award Winning Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully Equippped Gym
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 179 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing


30 mins from Bellewstown

A fabulous Hotel in Dunboyne with lots of bars and restaurants on your doorstep. Quality rooms, Great food and good service. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.

  • 120 Bedrooms
  • Three Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Busy Bar
  • Leisure Centre
  • Town Centre Hotel
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing


45 mins from Bellewstown

Ideally located right in the heart of Dublin City Centre within easy walking distance of Bars and Entertainment. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.

  • 134 Bedrooms
  • One Restaurant Option
  • Room Service Available
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Attractions Close By
  • Dublin City Hotel
  • Discounted Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

Exclusive Extras

You can add to your package

Racecourse Dining

VIP Hospitality from €129pp

The Oaks Restaurant is our the popular dining venue. It’s friendly, relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect base for a day at The Curragh. Families, friends and clients return again and again to savour the delicious silver-service lunch or dinner along and superb views of the track from the seats or the parade ring from the balcony area. We may also have availability in our exclusive Race and Stay Galileo Suite. A full VIP experience in a luxury setting overlooking the whole of the Curragh with superb views from the panoramic windows and the full length balcony. Our menus vary from season to season but always include the best local produce and our experienced staff will also cater for special dietary requirements. Early Booking is strongly advised as there is very limited availability on all race days.