IRISH CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL

Race and Stay

From only €169 pp

Irish Champions Festival

  14th - 15th September 2024

Why not join us and our Race and Stay Ambassador Patrick Mullins, with all of the Irish Racing Stars, for the Irish Champions Festival, a unique and top quality racing weekend staged on Saturday at Leopardstown and on Sunday at The Curragh. No less than 6 Group 1 and A Classic contest as well as a number of other exciting races await you this September. Do Not Miss It!.

The Races - Saturday

Leopardstown

Features an eight race card made up of five Group Races and one listed race. The two Group One races on the card are the prestigious Irish Champion Stakes an the Coolmore America “Justify” Matron Stakes which has been rated the highest mares and fillies race for the past three years. The programme is further enhanced with the Group 2 Clipper Logistics Boomerang Mile and The KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes, all of which are Breeders Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races.

The Races - Sunday

The Curragh

The Curragh Racecourse is home to all five Irish Classic races and is the historic venue for the second day of the Irish Champions Festival. The four Group 1 races on the eight-race card are the Comer Group International Irish St Leger, the final Irish Classic of the season, the Moyglare Stud Stakes, the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes and the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes.

Race & Stay Packages

All You Need in One Easy Transaction

Our exclusive ready-made Irish Champions Festival Packages offer you the best options at the best prices. From the choices below you can view all prices and packages and book securely online for all guests with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.

Special Tour Packages

4 Night VIP Tour

Add on Tours and Laytown Beach Racing

Join us on our exclusive VIP Champions Racing Tour staying at the excellent 4* Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown. Where we take in Both days of the Irish Champions Festival. The long weekend starts with your arrival on Friday and on Saturday we enjoy our fun and informative Morning Line Show hosted by The Voice of Irish Racing Dessie Scahill, with special racing guests, before we go racing at Leopardstown for the Irish Champion Stakes meeting.

On Sunday morning we head to the Irish National Stud for a morning tour before we go racing at the Curragh for the final classic of the season, The Irish St Leger. On Monday we enjoy a VIP tour of Gavin Cromwell's County Meath base before we go racing at Laytown on the Beach. A unique and enjoyable long weekend trip with 6 Group 1 contests and a host of other great flat races to enjoy with all you need included.


Race & Stay Packages

RACE and STAY Packages

Everything you need in one easy transaction.

IRISH CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL & LAYTOWN

Special 4 Night Package

3 Courses: Leopardstown, The Curragh & Laytown

Join us on our exclusive VIP Champions Racing Tour staying at the excellent 4* Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown. Where we take in Both days of the Irish Champions Festival. The long weekend starts with your arrival on Friday and on Saturday we enjoy our fun and informative Morning Line Show hosted by The Voice of Irish Racing Dessie Scahill, with special racing guests, before we go racing at Leopardstown for the Irish Champion Stakes meeting.

On Sunday morning we head to the Irish National Stud for a morning tour before we go racing at the Curragh for the final classic of the season, The Irish St Leger. On Monday we enjoy a VIP tour of Gavin Cromwell's County Meath base before we go racing at Laytown on the Beach. A unique and enjoyable long weekend trip with 6 Group 1 contests and a host of other great flat races to enjoy with all you need included.


For Only € 850 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

WESTGROVE HOTEL

35 mins from Leopardstown

25 mins from The Curragh

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 € 159 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

LAWLORS HOTEL

35 mins from Leopardstown

20 mins from The Curragh

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


  • 138 Bedrooms
  • Three Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Busy Bar
  • Random Inn Pub
  • Town Centre Hotel
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 169 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

ROYAL MARINE HOTEL

15 mins from Leopardstown

55 mins from The Curragh

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


  • 340 Bedrooms
  • Three Dining 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

CLAYTON HOTEL

5 mins from Leopardstown

45 mins from The Curragh

A fabulous Hotel, close to Leopardstown and 20 mins from Dublin City. Top quality bedrooms with great service and dining options. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 400 Bedrooms
  • Three Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Atrium Bar
  • Bookamkers Bar
  • Modern Hotel
  • Discounted Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 179 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

KEADEEN HOTEL

35 mins from Leopardstown

5 mins from The Curragh

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


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

From Only € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

MALDRON HOTEL

25 mins from Leopardstown

55 mins from The Curragh

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

MARKER HOTEL

25 mins from Leopardstown

55 mins from The Curragh

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


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

From Only € 249 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

Exclusive Extras

Just some of the exciting extras you can add to your Race and Stay Package

Ticket Upgrades

Elevate Your Experience

The best way to enjoy the Irish Champions Festival is to book a Hospitality package. At LeopardstownThe 1888 Restaurant is located on the level 2 of the main grandstand offering excellent views of the Parade ring on one side and the racecourse on the other. Packages here include a 3 course a la carte meal and reserved table for the day with race card. The Molly Malone Banquet in the Leopardstown Pavilion also offers you reserved seating on tables of 10 and has a lively atmosphere with entertainment throughout the day. Enjoy a Buffet lunch and waiter served drinks and a free race card. Alternatively Premier Level Tickets are available giving you access to Level 3 of the grandstand with a reserved grandstand seat.

At The Curragh we have Oaks Restaurant Hospitality available where you'll enjoy a fabulous 3 Course lunch and great atmosphere on Race and Stay tables of 10 guests in a dining room with a fabulous balcony which overlooks the parade ring, and a reserved grandstand seat giving you perfect views overlooking the finish line.

Extend Your Stay

Add on Tours and Laytown Beach Racing

Join us on our exclusive VIP Champions Racing Tour staying at the excellent 4* Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown. Where we take in Both days of the Irish Champions Festival. The long weekend starts with your arrival on Friday and on Saturday we enjoy our fun and informative Morning Line Show hosted by The Voice of Irish Racing Dessie Scahill, with special racing guests, before we go racing at Leopardstown for the Irish Champion Stakes meeting.

On Sunday morning we head to the Irish National Stud for a morning tour before we go racing at the Curragh for the final classic of the season, The Irish St Leger. On Monday we enjoy a VIP tour of Gavin Cromwell's County Meath base before we go racing at Laytown on the Beach. A unique and enjoyable long weekend trip with 6 Group 1 contests and a host of other great flat races to enjoy with all you need included.

Irish National Stud

Before Racing on Sunday

Join us on Sunday Morning for our VIP Irish National Stud Tour . Enjoy a VIP visit to one of Ireland's most succesful breeding operations, learn all about the iconic stud's history, racehorse breeding and more on your tour. Then meet the Irish Racing legends. Beef or Salmon, Hurricane Fly, Faugheen, Rite of Passage, Hardy Eustace and more. Feed them carrots and get a great picture taken with one of these equine legends. Then enjoy the fabulous new Irish Racehorse Experience. A virtual reality set up where you can own, train, ride and manage your own string of horses, great fun enjoyed by all our guests to the stud. Dont Miss it.

VIP Transport Options

Available All Days

If you are looking for a true VIP Irish Champions Festival Experience then why not upgrade your package to include a VIP Transport Option. We can arrange great value Helicopter Transfers to and from the races, Chauffeur driven cars to and from the airport or to and from the races and even Private Jets to bring your group to Ireland for one of the best racing festivals around. Just let us know what you'd like to make your experience unique and exciting and we will deliver.

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" I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for our Punchestown Festival trip.
Everything was absolutely first class and I couldn’t fault a thing. We can’t wait to book again for next year.
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Lucy & Andrew Beck