RACE & STAY
Covid-19 is currently affecting all racemeetings in Ireland. We are offering the below packages under the assumption that racing will be held as "normal" in 2021. Should your booking be affected in any way by the current pandemic before you arrive we will refund any payment you have made to us.Our Booking Terms
Irish Grand NationalSat 3rd April - Monday 5th April 2021
Since it's launch 150 years ago Fairyhouse Racecourse, in the village of Ratoath, County Meath, is THE place to be for the Irish Grand National Festival. Three fabulous days featuring world class National Hunt racing where international Trainers, Jockeys and Equine Superstars come to do battle for the premier Irish Jump Race of the season. The Fairyhouse Easter Festival features the best of everything and has something for everyone, exciting racing, fabulous fashion, first class hospitality and great entertainment.
Saturday 3rd April
The 2021 Easter Festival starts on Saturday 3rd April with quality races featuring the €100,000 RYBO Handicap Hurdle.
Sunday 4th April
Features yet more Grade 1 races including the very prestigious and valuable Fairyhouse Gold Cup on a very classy 7 race card.
Monday 5th April
Ladies day featuring the €500,000 Boyle Sports Irish Grand National, Ireland's most valuable Jump Race on a high quality race card.
Book with ConfidenceBooking with us is Safe and Easy
HOW TO BOOK
You can book any Irish Grand National Festival package with us over the phone, by email or online with just one small refundable deposit and YES it is ok to change your mind. You'll have up until 31 days before you arrive to confirm, change or cancel your booking with no penalties and receive a full refund. Start by selecting your choice of Hotel from the options below to view all Race & Stay packages.
4* The Westgrove HotelFrom Only €119 per guest
One of Ireland's quality 4* Hotels The Westgrove Hotel is located in Clane Town, less than 40 minutes travel time from Dublin City Centre & Airport and from Fairyhouse Racecourse, great value accommodation close to Naas Town.
An excellent 4* hotel with a good reputation for efficient customer service and wide ranging food options. The guest rooms are a very spacious with comfortable beds and all have good guest amenities, and the Award Winning Spa and Leisure facilities are fabulous. Our many Fairyhouse 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 at the Hotel, in Clane town a short stroll from the Hotel or in Naas Town, the social hub of the area which is only a short taxi ride away.
4* The Glenroyal HotelFrom Only €119 per guest
One of Ireland's best 4* Hotels The Glenroyal is located in the busy town of Maynooth, only 30 minutes travel time from Dublin City Centre & Airport and also from Fairyhouse Racecourse. The Glenroyal Hotel has excellent guest leisure facilities including a fabulous pool and leisure centre. An excellent 4* property with a good reputation for food quality, customer service and leisure options. The guest rooms are a very spacious with comfortable beds and all have good guest amenities and the Spa and Leisure facilities are fabulous. Our many guests like this hotel, especially the racing themed Arkle Bar, great service, bar food and a relaxed atmosphere make this the place to be after a hard day picking winners. Within a short walk of of good shops, bars and restaurants, after racing drinking and dining options are varied and plentiful.
4* The Royal Marine HotelFrom Only €129 per guest
One of Ireland's best 4* Hotels, the Royal Marine Hotel is superbly located on Marine Road in the Dublin suburb of Dun Laoghaire, less than 20 minutes travel time from Dublin City Centre and under 40 minutes from Fairyhouse Racecourse. Overlooking the sea front this is the place to stay for a top class Dublin racing break.
The Royal Marine has a good reputation for friendly and efficient service and great food. The guest rooms are spacious, with comfortable bedding and excellent guest amenities in each room. The bars and restaurants have a wide variety of dining options and breakfast is excellent. The Spa and Leisure facilities are fabulous. Guests highly recommend this hotel, it is always clean and comfortable, with great size rooms in a perfect location within a very short walk of the sea front, good shops, bars and restaurants. Apres Racing nightlife is a short walk to the many bars in the town or in Dublin City only a 20 minute Dart (Rail) or taxi ride away.
4* Dunboyne Castle HotelFrom Only €159 per guest
Located in the picturesque and enjoyable village of Dunboyne, County Meath
only 10 minutes from Fairyhouse Racecourse and 25 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, the excellent 4* Dunboyne Castle Hotel is THE place to be for your Fairyhouse racing break. Top quality guest facilities, a great food selection from fine dining to bar snacks, top quality guest service and luxury 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. We can highly recommend this Hotel if you want to join the post race hub for many owners, trainers and other racing efficianados who stay and enjoy Music after racing, Special meal offers, Craic in the bar and all the Fairyhouse Easter Festival fun.
5* The Marker HotelFrom Only €199 per guest
Located in the trendy docklands area of Dublin City centre, with its many bars and restaurants, only 25 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 Fairyhouse Festival 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 Fairyhouse Races then this is the ideal Hotel for you.
Hospitality PackagesDine in Comfort at the Festival
Enhance your day at the races by adding Fairyhouse Hospitality to your Race & Stay Package. Fine Dining at the track with comfortable seating which is yours for the day.
We also offer Hospitality Only packages, for more information please call or email us.
VIP Suite PackageRACE & STAY VIP SUITE Saturday & Sunday €190 - Monday €290 extra per guest
Our Private Suite is ideally located in the main grandstand on the top level with stunning racecourse views. Close to the heart of the action with easy access to the parade ring and winners enclosure we invite you to enjoy our special guest package which includes: • Admission to the racecourse • Our Private Suite Access for the day • Complimentary Bar all Day * • Dedicated waiting service • 3 Course Buffet Lunch • Race Programme • Private Bookmaker and Tote Betting Facilities
*Complimentary Bar opens 1 hour before first race and closes 30 minutes after last race. Includes: Beers, House Wine and Soft Drinks. Champagne, Fine Wines and Spirits are charged extra.
Restaurant PackageTHE BOBBYJO RESTAURANT Saturday & Sunday €90 - Monday €190 extra per guest
The Panoramic Restaurant is ideally located in the main grandstand on the first level overlooking the racetrack. The Panoramic Restaurant offers a laid back modern charm and is close to the heart of the action with easy access to the parade ring and winners enclosure. Dining in the Panoramic Restaurant includes: • Reserved Enclosure Admission to the racecourse • Reserved table in the Restaurant for the day • Dedicated waiting service • Gourmet À la Carte menu • Mini Afternoon Tea • Race Programme • TOTE Betting Facilities
Race and Stay are the Premier and the Largest Horse Racing Tour Agent in Ireland. We look after over 5,000 guests a year who book with us from many countries around the world. We also have many International and Irish clients who book with us on a regular basis. We are 100% Irish owned and Managed company and have been succesfully trading for over 8 years from our sales office in County Kildare, close to the Curragh Racecourse.
“Absolutely fantastic experience. Incredibly well organised and run by the Race and Stay team. Great bonus to be able to check into the room before departure for the races. Look forward to next time. Thanks and regards”
- Raymond Murphy -