KILLARNEY FESTIVAL

Race and Stay

15th - 19th July 2024

Killarney Summer Festival

15th - 19th July 2024

The Killarney Summer Festival is always special with large crowds and fabulous racing and entertainment lined up for the week. Held at Killarney Racecourse, in the beautiful County Kerry on the West Coast of Ireland. Five days of racing starting at tea time gives our guests plenty of time each day to enjoy the fabulous Kerry scenery on the Ring of Kerry, visit local ttractions or just relax. The races are always competitive, entertainment happens during and after racing and in true festival style fashion plays a big part with the very popular Ladies Day on Friday breaking record attendances each year.

Killarney is a busy town with lots of accommodation and is a great place to stay for touring the Ring of Kerry. For race-goers Tralee represents better value for your racing break, only 25 minutes from Killarney racecourse with Excellent Bars, Restaurants, Hotels and attractions on your doorstep. Guest Advice: This is a very busy race meeting so please BOOK EARLY. Bookings close on 10th June 2024.

The Races

A great mix of Flat and Jump Racing

Key races feature on each of the 5 days with Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday staging quality flat race meetings with prestigious races such as the Kingdom Gold Cup, the Cairn Rouge Stakes, the Ruby Stakes. Thursday & Friday play host to good quality National Hunt (Jump) race cards. Friday is also Ladies Day and by far the busiest day of the week. It seems like the whole of County Kerry attends!. That said exciting, ultra competitive races take place on all of the days. Altogether a fabulous five days in a very scenic part of Ireland with much to offer the many vistors the festival attracts each year.

Racing at Killarney takes place in evenings each day and our recommendation is to attend Thursday and Friday - attend all week and you'll be a local !!

Killarney Festival

The Experience

The Killarney Summer Festival runs over five fabulous days from 15th - 19th july 2024 and is filled with glamour, festivities, music, entertainment and of course top class flat and National Hunt Racing. The Killarney Festival also features extra attractions each day including live music in the Festival Marquee, Winning Line celebrity tipster panel and the Ladies Day Style Awards on the Friday.

Staying in Killarney or Tralee you'll be able to enjoy post race bars and nightlife, attractions, restuarants and much more during your visit. Couple this with the fabulous races, great value Race and Stay Packages and much more and you have the makings of one of Ireland's showcase racing events, one not to be missed.

Race & Stay Packages

Everything You Need in One Easy Transaction

Race and Stay are very proud to be the Official Guest Partner for Killarney Races and Horse Racing Ireland. Our exclusive ready-made Killarney Festival Racing Breaks offer you the best choice of Hotels and are designed to be easy to book and are always great value for money with Hotel, Breakfast, 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.

Special Tour Packages

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KILLARNEY RACES

Summer Racing Tour

4 Night Tour Package

  Arrive 16th - Depart 20th July 2024

Join us for a Race and Stay exclusive trip this summer as we take in racing at Killarney for three fabulous days of the Killarney Summer Festival. This coupled with a VIP Tour of The Ring of Kerry with Lunch along the way makes up a great value West of Ireland Kerry racing break with everything you need included.


From Only € 875 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

Race & Stay Packages

Your Choice of Everything

THE ASHE HOTEL

25 mins from Killarney Racecourse

A fabulous Boutique style Hotel, situated in the heart of Tralee Town. Top quality comfortable bedrooms with very friendly service and good dining options. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 70 Bedrooms
  • Three Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Alfies Bar
  • Terrace Bar
  • Town Centre Hotel
  • Limited Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

KILLARNEY ROYAL HOTEL

10 mins from Killarney Racecourse

A fabulous well known Hotel, situated in the heart of Killarney Town. Top quality comfortable bedrooms with very friendly service and good dining options. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • Rooms & Suites
  • Three Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Serenity Spa
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Town Centre Hotel
  • Limited Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 239 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

AGHADOE HEIGHTS HOTEL

15 mins from Killarney Racecourse

A fabulous 5* Hotel, with stunning views over the Lakes of Killarney. Very comfortable bedrooms with very friendly service and fabulous Leisure and Dining options. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • Rooms & Suites
  • Fine & Casual Dining
  • Room Service 24Hr
  • Award Winning Spa
  • Terrace View Bar
  • Infinity Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 249 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

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Racecourse Dining

VIP Hospitality from €85 pp

The best way to enjoy the Killarney Festival is to book a Hospitality package.The Panoramic Restaurant has excellent views over the parade ring and the track. Seated on our shared tables of 10 your day will be spent in comfort and style whilst you enjoy a 3 Course A la Carte Lunch, Waiter service Cash Bar and a complimentary race card. Prices vary according to race day so please do get in touch and we will get back to you asap.

VIP Transport Options

Available All Days

If you are looking for a true VIP Killarney Festival Experience then why not upgrade your package to include a VIP Transport Option. We can arrange great value Helicopter Transfers to and from the races, Chauffeur driven cars to and from the airport or to and from the races and even Private Jets to bring your group to Ireland for one of the best racing festivals around. Just let us know what you'd like to make your experience unique and exciting and we will deliver.

Over 59,000 Happy Guests have Booked with us

Let them tell you all about their experience

" 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