For two fabulous days in May the Curragh blooms. The 2 day Irish Guineas Festival features truly world class racing where international Trainers, Jockeys and Equine Superstars come to do battle for the first Irish Classics of the season. The Irish Guineas Festival encompasses the finest quality of everything and has something for everyone, exciting racing, fabulous fashion, delicious food and great entertainment. The social and racing pinnacle of the early Irish flat race season. Do Not Miss It!
The Irish Guineas Festival starts on Saturday 23rd May with a fabulous race card including the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, the first Classic race of the season. Concluding with a fabulous Sunday 24th May race day featuring the Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas, the premier 2yo fillies race of the season. The whole weekend is peppered with top class grade 1, 2 and 3 races which ensure that this iconic weekend delivers the ultimate experience at the best racecourse in the world.
Race & Stay are the ONLY OFFICIAL package supplier to The Curragh. Our ready made Race & Stay packages all include as a minimum: Hotel Accommodation, Return Transport to and from The Curragh and Racecourse admission, giving you the best value for money Horse Racing experience in Ireland. Whether you are travelling alone, as a family, group of friends or are looking for that perfect company day out we will give you the most exciting experience and professional service possible.
Our Irish Guineas Festival Race & Stay packages start from as low as €129 per guest and are ideal for Singles, Couples, Families, Groups, Hen or Stag parties and for VIP's and Corporate Entertaining.
Booking with us is safe and easy: You can book any package for any number of guests over the phone, by email or online with just one €200 refundable deposit and YES it is ok to change your mind. You'll have up until 31 days before you arrive to confirm or change your booking with no penalties, or cancel your booking and receive a full refund. Start by selecting your choice of Hotel from the options below to view all available packages.
One of Ireland's quality 4* Hotels The Westgrove Hotel is located in Clane Town, less than 30 minutes travel time from Dublin City Centre & Airport and a comfortable 25 minutes from The Curragh Racecourse. The Westgrove Hotel has excellent guest leisure facilities including a fabulous pool and an award winning spa. An ideal base for the Irish Guineas Festival and for touring the East of Ireland.
An excellent 4* property with a good reputation for efficient customer service and good food options. The guest rooms are a very spacious with comfortable beds and good guest amenities, and the Spa and Leisure facilities are fabulous. Our many guests like this hotel, it is always clean, with great size rooms in a perfect location within a short walk of of good shops, bars and restaurants. Apres racing nightlife can be a short walk to Clane village or in Naas Town which is only a 10 minute taxi ride away.
Ideally located in beautiful countryside under the shelter of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, only 20 minutes from The Curragh Racecourse and 60 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, the wonderful 5* Heritage Resort is a perfect base for your Irish racing break.
Excellent guest facilities, food, service and bedroom comfort are the features of this fabulous property. Truly 5*, but not at all pretentious, the Heritage affords our guests with luxury accommodations with exclusive guest extras and excellent resort leisure options at incredible value prices to enjoy during your stay including a Championship Golf Course, Award winning Spa, Fitness Studio and more. Apres racing nightlife is in the Hotel with music each night in the bar after racing or in Naas Town which is a 30 minute taxi ride away.
Located in the picturesque village of Dunboyne, County Meath only 40 minutes from The Curragh Racecourse and 25 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, the excellent 4* Dunboyne Castle Hotel is a perfect base for your Irish racing break. Top quality guest facilities, great food and service and bedroom comfort are the features of this fabulous property.
Dunboyne Castle Hotel affords our guests with a perfect countryside retreat with luxury accommodations and excellent resort leisure options to enjoy during your stay including an Award winning Spa, Fitness Studio and more. Although a slightly longer travel time from The Curragh than some of our other hotels we can highly recommend this Hotel if you want a "quiet break" for the Festival.
Located in the countryside just outside of Naas town, only 25 minutes from The Curragh Racecourse and 40 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, the excellent 4* Killashee Hotel is a perfect country base for your Curragh racing break. Excellent guest facilities, food, service and bedroom comfort are the features of this fabulous property.
Killashee affords our guests with luxury accommodations with exclusive Punchestown extras, music in the bar most weekends, special dining options and more. The Leisure options are also yours to enjoy during your stay including an Award winning Spa and Fitness Studio with pool. Apres Racing nightlife can be in the bar or a short taxi ride away in to Naas town. A fabulous hotel with a great racing vibe.
Located in the trendy docklands area of Dublin City centre, with its many bars and restaurants, only 60 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport, the excellent 5* Marker Hotel is a perfect Dublin City base for those of you that want to combine sightseeing, shopping and more with one or two days at the races for your Curragh racing break.
The Marker is a leading hotel of the world and our guests love the luxury accommodations with probably the most comfortable beds and pillows in Ireland, high class guest service, excellent dining options and exceptional hotel leisure options to enjoy during your stay including an Award winning Spa, Fitness Studio and more. If you want to experience Dublin 5* at great value rates and have a day or two at the Curragh races then this is the ideal Hotel for you.
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