IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL

Race and Stay

27th - 29th June 2025

Irish Derby Festival

27th - 29th June 2025

The Irish Derby Festival includes three fabulous days of racing with excellent prize money. Ireland's premier Classic and a plethora of top class flat races to enjoy at the Curragh, in County Kildare, the Home of Irish flat Racing. Located only 40 minutes from Dublin Airport and City the Irish Derby Festival has a real party atmosphere on all three days, Do Not Miss It!!

Irish Derby Festival

The Races

Friday is the traditional opening of the Derby Festival. An evening race meeting featuring several good handicap races and the prestigious Apprentice Derby. A real party atmosphere with Music and entertainment throughout and after race concert.

Saturday is an afternoon meeting featuring the Pretty Polly stakes and Group 2 Races with the emhasis on Top quality racing, Good Food, Fashion and entertainment. Today is Ladies Day at the Curragh and your chance to dress up, see and be seen.

Sunday is Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day, the most prestigious race day in the Irish flat race calendar. The Highlight of the weekend with top quality Food, Fashion, Races and Music and entertianment throughout the day and live bands after racing.

Irish Derby Festival

The Experience

The Irish Derby Festival is renowned for an electric atmosphere, thrilling, top class, flat racing and a fabulous vibe post racing in Newbridge, Kildare and Naas Towns, the social hubs of the festival weekend.

Racing usually starts at 5:15pm on Friday and at 1:30pm on Saturday & Sunday. Guests have plenty of time after a hearty breakfast to enjoy a visit to The Irish National Stud, a variety of Traners yards or just to chill out before the day's excitement begins.

We always run special tours and events throughout the weekend to make your stay with us as memorable as it can be.

Special Tour Package

Stay Longer, See and Enjoy More

IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL

Special 5 Night Package

3 Days Racing: at The Curragh

3 Stable Visits: Godolphin, Irish National Stud & Curragh

25th - 30th June 2025

Join us for a Race and Stay very special trip this year arriving on Wednesday 25th June in good time for our Welcome Dinner. Our tour includes a VIP Tour of the Irish National Stud and Curragh Gallops on Thursday. On Friday we have orgainsed a special visit to Kildangan Stud, Godolphins Breeding operation in Ireland. This, coupled with a fabulous 3 days racing for the Irish Derby Festival at The Curragh on Friday, Saturday & Sunday with all transport, tickets and more included. A fabulous, exciting tour package. Do not Miss it!


From Only € 895 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing
Tour Limited to 30 Guests only 18 places left

Race & Stay Packages

Your Choice of Everything

WESTGROVE HOTEL

Clane, County Kildare

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 € 179 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

LAWLORS HOTEL

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 € 199 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

OSPREY HOTEL

20 mins from The Curragh

Ideally located right in the heart of the social hub of Naas Town within easy walking distance of Bars and Entertainment. 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 € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

K CLUB HOTEL

25 mins from The Curragh

One of Ireland's best Hotels. Set in a fabulous country estate and surrounded by two championship golf courses. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 148 Bedrooms
  • Seven Restaurant Options
  • 24hr Room Service
  • Award Winning Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully Equippped Gym
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 299 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

Racecourse Dining

Restaurant & Private Suite VIP Hospitality

The best way to enjoy the Irish Derby Festival is to book a Hospitality package in one of our VIP Private Suites with excellent views over the track. You can book an exclusive private suite for 12 or more guests per day with your choice of catering and drinks options. Your day will be spent in comfort and style in the best Hospitality facility at The Curragh with a host of other benefits to enjoy during the day. For parties of less than 12 guests you are welcome to book one of our shared suite packages, just as good but not yours exclusively. Alternatively we have Hospitality packages available in the two main restaurants for all days with prices starting from €149pp.

K Club Golf

Available all days

Join us at the fabulous K Club - Ryder Cup Course. Walk in the footsteps of some of golfing greats on the velvet like turf of one of Ireland's best golf courses and help us support the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund on the day. You can either play as your own fourball or play with one, or more, of our racing personalities. A great value package to enjoy with all proceeds going to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.

Irish National Stud

Available all days

Join us 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.

The Derby Hooley

Sunday 29th June 2025

Join us after the Irish Derby at the fabulous Lawlors Hotel in Naas for the Official Irish Derby Hooley. Traditional Irish Dancers from the Riverdance troupe and local celtic musicians will entertain you late into the evening and you can enjoy one of our special BBQ Suppers. A casual, fabuous and entertaining evening that always sells out so please do book early. We know you'll enjoy it.

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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