IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL

June 30th - July 2nd 2023

The Curragh, County Kildare

BOOK WITH THE

IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL
EXPERTS

The 2023 Irish Derby Festival will be special with large crowds and fabulous racing and entertainment lined up for the weekend. Held between Friday June 30th and Sunday 2nd July at The Curragh Racecourse, only 40 minutes away from Dublin City and Airport

We are delighted to offer our exclusive Race and Stay Irish Derby Festival packages to Curragh guests. Race and Stay are the Largest and the Premier Horse Racing Tour Specialists in Ireland. Over 36,000 happy guests have booked with us and we are the only Official Guest Partner for many Irish Racecourses.

If you have never been to The Irish Derby before our expert staff can help. Just call us on +353 45 522795 or email us and we will build your perfect Irish Derby Festival package for you. Our Complete Race and Stay Packages are excellent value for money and you can book online, over the phone or by email with confidence for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.

To Start:
Select a Hotel from the list below and you can view all of the fabulous offers we have.

ENJOY THE IRISH

DERBY FESTIVAL
WITH RACE AND STAY

THE RACES

The perfect Irish Racing Break, the Irish Derby Festival has something for everyone.
Derby Friday
Is an evening meeting featuring exciting racing and a party atmosphere with live music on after the races to conclude a great opening to the festival.

Derby Day
Is the pinnicle day of the Irish flat race season with world class racing, fabulous fashion, first class hospitality and great entertainment throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

Derby Sunday
Concludes the weekend with high quality Group and Listed racing and after Derby Day, a more relaxed atmosphere.

THE ATMOSPHERE

Always attracting very large crowds and regarded as one of Ireland's best race weekends The Irish Derby Festival never fails to deliver a great race fan experience. With the premier Irish flat race taking centre stage on Saturday and plenty of entertainment, food, fashion and fun going on in the background there is something for all to enjoy. Highly recommended.

IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL

LOCAL HOTELS

Stay Close to The Curragh Racecourse

STAY IN TOWN

FROM ONLY €149pp

Hotel | Transport | Tickets are all included

WESTGROVE HOTEL

From Only €149 pp

The 4* Westgrove Hotel is ideally located in the Village of Clane, close to Naas Town. Only 35 minutes from Dublin Airport and City Centre and less than 25 minutes from The Curragh racecourse.

One of our most popular Hotels for the festival weekend and ideal for couples, groups and guests that want a great value experience for The Irish Derby Festival. The Westgrove Hotel & Spa has 140 spacious bedrooms, and some apartments, all with luxury decor and every amenity you would expect for a 4* Hotel. The Leisure club and Spa are excellent and a wide range of dining options make The Westgrove a good place to stay during the Irish Derby Festival.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

KEADEEN HOTEL

Minimum 2 Nights from Only €299 pp

The 4* Keadeen Hotel is ideally located on the edge of the Curragh Plains. Only 45 minutes from Dublin Airport and less than 5 minutes from The Curragh racecourse.

One of our most popular Hotels for the festival weekend and ideal for couples, groups and guests that want a perfect stay for the races at one of County Kildare's best known racing Hotels. The Keadeen Hotel has spacious bedrooms with every amenity you would expect for a 4* Hotel. The guest rooms are very nice with comfortable beds and pillows. Well known locally for food quality and guest service this is an excellent place to stay for the weekend.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages at The Keadeen have a minimum 2 night stay policy and can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay from 2 nights for as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

BARBERSTOWN CASTLE

From Only €179 pp

The 4* Barberstown Castle Hotel is ideally located in the quiet hamlet of Straffan, close to the famous K Club. Only 35 minutes from Dublin Airport and City Centre and less than 25 minutes from The Curragh racecourse.

Ideal for couples and guests that want a high quality experience for The Irish Derby Festival. The Barberstown Castle Hotel has 58 spacious bedrooms, some with 4 poster beds and castle style luxury decor and many more twin or double rooms with a modern feel. A wide range of special events and dining options make Barberstown a relaxing and fun place to stay during The Irish Derby Festival.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE HERITAGE RESORT

From Only €189 pp

The 5* Heritage Hotel is located in the quiet hamlet of Killenard, under the shelter of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Only 60 minutes from Dublin Airport and City Centre and less than 25 minutes from The Curragh racecourse.

Surrounded by the Championship Seve Ballesteros designed Golf Course with an award winning spa and leisure facilities the Heritage is ideal for couples and guests that want a real 5* experience for The Irish Derby Festival. The Heritage Resort has spacious bedrooms, with executive and suite options with golf course views and balconies as an option for your stay. All have luxury decor and have every luxury one would expect from a 5* Hotel. A wide range of special events and dining options make The Heritage a relaxing and quality place to stay during the Irish Derby Festival.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE OSPREY HOTEL

2 or more Nights from Only €289 pp

Ideally located right in the heart of the social hub of the Derby festival in Naas Town within easy walking distance of Bars and Entertainment the 4* Osprey Hotel is one of the most popular Hotels for the Irish Derby Festival.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles. The Osprey Hotel has an award winning spa and leisure club and a popular restaurant and bar with an excellent local reputation for food and service. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. A very popular place apres racing with locals, owners and trainers with a wide range of special events and dining options.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival Osprey Hotel packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay from 2 nights for as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE KILLASHEE HOTEL

Minimum 2 Nights from Only €319 pp

Located only 2km outside of the social hub of the festival in Naas Town, the 4* Killashee Hotel is only 25 minutes from the Curragh and less than 40 minutes from Dublin Airport and City Centre.

Ideal for small groups, couples and singles. The Killashee Hotel has an award winning spa and leisure club and a popular restaurant and bar with an excellent local reputation for food and service. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. A very popular place apres racing with many racegoers with a wide range of dining options.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay from 2 nights for as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL

DUBLIN HOTELS

Stay in The Capital 40 minutes from The Curragh Racecourse

STAY IN DUBLIN

FROM ONLY €169pp

Hotel | Transport | Tickets are all included

THE CLAYTON HOTEL

From Only €159 pp

The Clayton Hotel at Sandyford is a modern hotel, ideally located just off the M50 Motorway. Less than 40 minutes from The Curragh Racecourse and only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Aircoach from Dublin Airport drops off and picks up directly outside the hotel every 30 minutes and the return fare is only €18. The Brasserie restaurant and Bookmakers Bar are just perfect for a meal or drink and both have an excellent reputation. Guest rooms are designed to maximise your comfort and include a 42” flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, your choice of Clayton signature bed.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE ROYAL MARINE HOTEL

From Only €159 pp

The excellent 4* Royal Marine Hotel is located on the seafront in Dun Loughaire, about 25 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is served by several Dublin Airport Coach routes.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Royal Marine Hotel has an excellent reputation for food and service. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. For a small increase you can upgrade your room to one with a spectaular sea view or for that ultmate luxury experience to one of the suites (pictured). Very popular with groups with plenty of bars and restaurants close by. The leisure centre is top class with an award winning spa on site.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE MALDRON HOTEL

From Only €179 pp

The 4* Maldron Hotel is ideally located on Pearse Street, within easy walking distance of the Dublin City Bars and Nightlife. Only 25 minutes from Dublin Airport and less than 45 minutes from The Curragh racecourse.

One of our most popular Dublin Hotels for the festival weekend and ideal for couples, groups and guests that want a day or more at the races and the nightlife and shopping in Dublin City. The Maldron Hotel has spacious bedrooms with every amenity you would expect for a 4* Hotel. The guest rooms have all been recently refurbished to a very high standard with very comfortable beds and pillows. Hotel and local area dining options make The Maldron a fun place to stay during the Irish Derby Festival.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE MARKER HOTEL

From Only €239 pp

The 5* Marker Hotel is located in the trendy docklands area of Dublin City. One of Ireland's best luxury Hotels only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport and only 45 minutes from The Curragh Racecourse.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles The 5* Marker Hotel has an award winning reputation for food and service, with an excellent Spa and lots of Leisure options. Rooms are very comfortable and are well appointed and the rooftop bar is a fabulous place to enjoy dinner ar a drink with views over Dublin City and the Irish Sea beyond. Within easy walking distance of the many shops, bars and restaurants of the City Centre this is an ideal place to stay if you want to enjoy the city and have one or more days at the Irish Derby Festival.
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

From Only €249 pp

Located in the upmarket Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge, the 5* Intercontinental Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels for the Irish Derby Festival at The Curragh Festival only 40 minutes away.

Ideal for small groups, couples and singles. The Intercontinental Hotel has an award winning spa and leisure club and a popular restaurant and bar with an excellent local reputation for food and service. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. A very popular place in the evenings with a wide range of dining options
Our exclusive Irish Derby Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

EXCITING EXTRAS

TO ADD TO YOUR PACKAGE

IRISH DERBY

VIP HOSPITALITY

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.

THE OFFICIAL

IRISH DERBY PREVIEW

From Only €49 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

THE IRISH

NATIONAL STUD

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.

GET IN THE SWING

K CLUB GOLF

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.

LET US

HELP YOU

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