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Fairyhouse Easter Festival 2025

Easter Festival

  April 19th - 21st 2025

The 2025 Fairyhouse Easter Festival starts on Saturday 19th April and concludes on Monday 21st April at Fairyhouse Racecourse close to the town of Ratoath in County Meath. One of the two Easter Racing Festivals held in Ireland each year. Our exclusive and official Fairyhouse Easter Festival Racing Breaks are designed to let you immerse yourself in the flavour and atmosphere of great quality races and craic with everything you need included.

Easter Festival

The Races

A fabulous three days of jump racing is in store where seasoned campaigners compete shoulder to shoulder with rookies and new names and this is where you'll see upcoming and existing equine stars, trainers, jockeys and owners who have high hopes for a win at this prestigious meeting. Saturday features some quality jump races and is an ideal day for groups to attend. Sunday features the Gold Cup and a number of other high profile races to enjoy. Bank Holiday Monday April 21st sees the return of the Boyle Sports Irish Grand National, Ireland's most valuable jump race, accompanied by a number of other top quality contests with Fashion and Entertainment are on show all afternoon. Altogether a fabulous racing weekend.

Easter Festival

The Experience

Few sporting experiences compare with the raw energy of horse racing in Ireland. It is inherent in Irish culture and heritage. It is fast, it is tough, it is fiercely competitive but it is exhilarating, thrilling and passionate in equal measure. The energy from the track feeds the enclosures where the atmosphere is unbeatable. The soundtrack of cheering, chat, live music and bustling bars injects that festive spirit.

Racing usually starts at 1:30pm or 2pm each day. Guests have plenty of time after a hearty breakfast to enjoy a visit in Dublin City, Play Golf, take a trip to the many visitor atractions or just to chill out before the day's excitement begins.

Race & Stay Packages

Official Fairyhouse Packages

Race and Stay are proud to be The Official Guest Travel Partner for Fairyhouse Racecourse. Our exclusive Easter Festival Racing Breaks are designed to be easy to book and are always great value for money with Hotel, Transport and Tickets all included. From the options below you can view all packages and prices and book secureley online with confidence for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.

WESTGROVE HOTEL

30 mins from Fairyhouse

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 € 169 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

DUNBOYNE CASTLE HOTEL

15 mins from Fairyhouse

Dunboyne Castle Hotel is located in Dunboyne Town, within easy walking distance of Bars and Shops. 30 mins from Dublin Airport. Ideal for Groups, Couples and Singles


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

From Only € 189 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

MALDRON HOTEL

35 mins from Fairyhouse

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

Exclusive Extras

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Racecourse Dining

Hospitality Packages

The best way to enjoy the Easter Festival is to book a Hospitality package in one of our Private Suites or in the fabulous BobbyJo Restaurant both have excellent views over the track. Guests are seated on their own tables and your day will be spent in comfort and style. Gourmet Food, Stunning Fashion and top quality entertainment to accompany your VIP Hospitality Package gives you the ultimate race fan experience at one of Ireland's best racing festivals.