Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April 2022
The Punchestown Festival starts on Tuesday 26th April and concludes on Saturday 30th April 2022* (Provisional Dates) at Punchestown Racecourse, the home of Irish jump racing. The "finale" meeting of the Irish National Hunt season and our end of season championships where Irish Champion Owner, Trainer and Jockey are crowned.
Punchestown is the premier National Hunt Racecourse in Ireland and is located only 40 minutes from Dublin City and Airport near the large town of Naas in County Kildare. The Punchestown Festival attracts top class horses, trainers, jockeys and equine superstars from both sides of the Irish sea meeting to compete for excellent prize money and prestige. Often called "The Irish Cheltenham" the Punchestown Festival is the highlight of the year for Jump race fans in Ireland with five of the best days of all disciplines of National Hunt Racing featuring no less than 39 top quality races with 12 Grade 1 contests up for decision and a great supporting cast of valuable group and listed races for you to savour.
Come and enjoy watching jump racing's best horses compete for the valuable prize money and bragging rights with fiercely competitive racing, great food, exciting entertainment and stunning fashion to enjoy throughout the week. With each day attracting ever growing crowd numbers The Punchestown Festival is now firmly established as one of the world's leading horse racing events. It's not just the racing that makes the Punchestown Festival special. Naas Town comes alive each day with late bar hours, entertainment and a real festival vibe carrying on into the early hours each morning. There really is nothing quite like it. Do Not Miss It !!DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
first class racing
Tuesday 26th April
Features three Grade 1 races. The Punchestown Champion Chase, the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle and the Champion Novice Steeplechase
Wednesday 27th April
Is Coral Punchestown Gold Cup Day and also features the Grade 1 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle and the Grade 1 Racing Post Champion I.N.H Flat Race
Thursday 28th April
Features the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle, The Grade 1 Ryanair Novice Steeplechase and the exciting La Touche Cup run over the cross country field.
Friday 29th April
Has yet more Grade 1 contests including the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle, The Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle, and the valuable Grade A EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Steeplechase
Saturday 30th April
Has the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle as it's centrepiece with a great supporting cast including the Grade 1 AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle.
RACE & STAY PACKAGES
FROM ONLY €119 pp
Race and Stay are proud to be the ONLY OFFICIAL GUEST PARTNER for the PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL and we look forward to welcoming guests back to the festival in 2022.
Race and Stay packages are designed to include everything you need for a perfect Punchestown Festival racing break in one safe, secure and easy transaction. Hotels, Transport and Tickets or Hospitality are all taken care of by us for you so you can arrive check in, chill out and let our expert staff look after you every step of the way. You can STAY LOCAL to the racecourse or STAY IN DUBLIN for as long as you want to. Whether you are on your own, a couple, a group or are looking for a perfect company day out we have complete, ready to book, Punchestown Festival 2022 packages to suit all budgets. You can book securely online, over the 'phone or by email with confidence with our €100 refundable deposit payments and our 100% money back guarantee.
Book early for the best value deals and after you book 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 extra charges or you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund.
All of our packages include as a minimum Your Choice of Hotel and stay duration, Return Racecourse Transport and Reserved Enclosure Racecourse Admission and we can add any extra you may like. If you have never been to Punchestown before or do not see exactly what you want please do Call or Email Us and we'll design an Official Punchestown Festival package to perfectly suit you.DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Great Value Race & Stay Packages
Everything You Need in One Easy Transaction
Start by Selecting Your Choice of Hotel
4* Clanard Court Hotel
From Only €119 pp
The Clanard Court Hotel is located in the busy town of Athy, only 45 minutes travel time from Dublin City Centre & Airport and 25 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse. The Clanard Court Hotel has an excellent reputation for food and is great value for money with good accommodation options for groups and couples alike.VIEW & BOOK
4* The Westgrove Hotel
From Only €129 pp
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 only 20 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse. One of our guests favourite and most popular hotels for the Punchestown Festival with great value accommodation close to the action.VIEW & BOOK
4* The Glenroyal Hotel
From Only €129 pp
One of Ireland's quality 4* Hotels The Glenroyal is located in the busy town of Maynooth, only 30 minutes travel time from Dublin City Centre & Airport with Airport Hopper Transfers for only €18 return. Only 30 mins travel time from Punchestown Racecourse. Excellent value for money and good accommodation options for groups and couples alike.VIEW & BOOK
4* The Royal Marine Hotel
From Only €129 pp
One of Ireland's quality 4* Hotels The Royal Marine Hotel is located in Dun Loghaire, less than 50 minutes travel time from Punchestown Racecourse and only 20 mins from Dublin City Centre & Airport. One of our guests favourite and most popular hotels for groups with great value accommodation close to the city.VIEW & BOOK
5* The Heritage Hotel
From Only €149 pp
Ideally located in beautiful countryside under the shelter of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, only 30 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and 60 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, and set in the grounds of a Championship Golf Course the wonderful 5* Heritage Resort is a perfect countryside base and excellent 5* value for your Punchestown Festival break.VIEW & BOOK
4* The Gibson Hotel
From Only €149 pp
The Gibson is an excellent 4* Hotel, located only 50 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and 25 minutes from Dublin Airport. With panoramic views across Dublin Port, It boasts bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a 24-hour gym, a fine restaurant, and secure private parking. An ideal hotel location for exploring Dublin City during your Punchestown Festival Break.VIEW & BOOK
4* The Osprey Hotel
From Only €229 pp
Ideally located in Naas town, the social hub of the Punchestown Festival and only 15 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse, and only Only 40 minutes from Dublin City and Airport the Osprey is a perfect town base for your Punchestown Festival racing break with all the festival aprés racing entertainment, bars and restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel.VIEW & BOOK
4* The Killashee Hotel
From Only €219 pp
Located in the countryside just 2km from Naas town, and the closest Hotel to Punchestown Racecourse less than 10 minutes away, and only 40 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, the excellent 4* Killashee Hotel is the hotel of choice for many owners and trainers and is a perfect base for your countryside Punchstown Festival racing break.VIEW & BOOK
5* The Marker Hotel
From Only €199 pp
Located in the trendy docklands area of Dublin City centre, with its many bars and restaurants, only 50 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and less than 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 Punchestown races for your Irish 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 IrelandVIEW & BOOK
5* The K Club Hotel
From Only €199 pp (Limited Offer)
One of Ireland's best Luxury Hotels The K Club is located in the small hamlet of Straffan in County Kildare, less than 30 minutes travel time from Punchestown and 30 from Dublin City Centre & Airport. The K Club, legendary for hosting the 2006 Ryder Cup, is set on 550 acres of mature parkland with the River Liffey flowing through the estate and is one of Ireland's most prestigious resorts.VIEW & BOOK
PLAY ANY OR ALL ROUNDS
Add Golf From Only €49 pp
Our five selected golf courses are some of the best you'll play in Ireland. All are within just a few miles of Punchestown racecourse and our packages include Greeen Fees with Reservd Tee Times. Please do join us for the big day when we play the fabulous Palmer North Course at The K Club, the venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup on Monday. The Challenging Rathsallagh Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. The venue for past European Open's the links style Palmer South Course at The K Club on Wednesday. Thursday we will play the excellent PGA course at Palmerstown and to complete the week on Friday we will play the Seve Ballesteros Course at The Heritage.
Add To Your Race & Stay Package
If you add a golf package to your existing or new Race and Stay package we will provide complimentary return transport to and from each golf course for you leaving you free to enjoy the day without worrying about getting to and from your hotel or to the races on time. Our Race and Stay Guest managers will be in attendance at each hotel and at each course and will ensure that you enjoy the golf and can advise on anything you may need.FIND OUT MORE & BOOK
Dine in Comfort & Style
at Punchestown Festival
Luxury Dining overlooking the track
Enjoy a delicious 4 course lunch in comfort and style in the PANORAMIC RESTAURANT overlooking the track as part of your Punchestown Festival Experience. Panoramic Restaurant bookings are ideal for singles, coupleas and Groups alike and can include: Reserved Enclosure Admission, 4 Course Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Reserved Seating for the day, Race Cards for Each Guest all Taxes and VAT.
PRIVATE SUITE PACKAGE
VIP Dining with Complimentary Bar
Enjoy a delicious 4 course lunch in comfort and style in our exclusive VIP PRIVATE SUITE with our balcony overlooking the track. You are welcome to dine in our Private Suite or book a suite for your group of 10 -120 guests. Suite packages can include: Reserved Enclosure Admission, 4 Course Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Reserved Suite admission and Seating for the day, Complimentary Beers, Wines, Spirits and Minerals for the afternoon, Race Cards for Each Guest all Taxes and VAT.
Please note that Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak Hospitality for Punchestown is not yet confirmed. The information above is provided as an example only. A perfect way to entertain guests or clients you are welcome to book any hospitality option as an addition to your Race & Stay Package or as an individual item on its own.
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