PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL

Race and Stay

From Only169 pp

Punchestown Festival

  Tue 29th April - Sat 3rd May 2025

There is nothing like the Punchestown Festival A celebration of Irish Jump Racing featuring the equine superstars from the season and a number of top class prospects taking their chance in one of the championship races.

Our end of season Championships where Champion, Owner, Trainer and Jockeys are crowned, a five day festival featuring over 30 races, including 12 Grade 1 contests and over 3.5M Euros in prize money this is the perfect week to enjoy a racing break with us in Ireland. Do Not Miss it !!

Punchestown Festival

The Races

Punchestown Festival runs from Tuesday 29th April to Saturday 3rd May 2025. The three best racing days to attend for race fans are the Tuesday, for the iconic Punchestown Champion Chase. Wednesday for the Punchestown Gold Cup, the highlight of the week, and Thursday For the Stayers Hurdle. If you are going for more of a party type experience then Friday and Saturday are for you. Punchestown is all about the races but plenty of space, Top quality Hospitality, Casual food and plenty of Bars and Toilets on course make it a very comfortable guest experience.

Punchestown Festival

The Experience

Punchestown Festival is renowned for an electric atmosphere, thrilling, top class, jump racing and a fabulous vibe post racing in Naas Town, the social hub of the festival week. Racing starts at 2:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday and at 3:40pm on Thursday & Friday. Guests have plenty of time after a hearty breakfast to enjoy a visit to The Irish National Stud, a variety of Traners yards or just to chill out before the day's excitement begins. We always run special events throughout the week to make your Punchestown Festival stay with us as memorable as it can be.

Punchestown Festival

2025 Race & Stay Packages

It is easy to book with us securely online, over the phone or by email with confidence for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee. Our ready-made packages shown below are ideal for most guests but, as always, we are very happy to build a package to perfectly suit you. your group size and budget. Just call us on +353 59 8623 998 or email us tell us exactly what you want and we will build your perfect Punchestown Festival package for you.

WESTGROVE HOTEL

25 mins from Punchestown

A fabulous Hotel, close to Naas and 30 mins from Dublin City. Quality bedrooms and Leisure Facilities with great service and dining options. 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 € 179 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

KILKEA CASTLE HOTEL

25 mins from Punchestown

An excellent opportunity to stay in the grounds of a real Irish Castle in one of the fabulous lodges surrounded by the Golf Course. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 84 Bedrooms
  • Several Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Attractions Close By
  • Country Castle Hotel
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 179 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

BARBERSTOWN CASTLE

25 mins from Punchestown

A fabulous Hotel, close to Naas and 30 mins from Dublin City. Quality bedrooms with great service and dining options. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 68 Bedrooms
  • Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Race & Stay Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully Equippped Gym
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

MALDRON HOTEL

45 mins from Punchestown

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

LAWLORS HOTEL

15 mins from Punchestown

A fabulous Hotel ideally located in Naas Town, with lots of bars and restaurants on your doorstep. Quality rooms, Great food and good service. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 138 Bedrooms
  • Three Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Busy Bar
  • Random Inn Pub
  • Town Centre Hotel
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 239 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

OSPREY HOTEL

15 mins from Punchestown

Ideally located right in the heart of the social hub of Naas Town within easy walking distance of Bars and Entertainment. 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 € 239 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

K CLUB HOTEL

25 mins from Punchestown

One of Ireland's best Hotels. Set in a fabulous country estate and surrounded by two championship golf courses. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 148 Bedrooms
  • Seven Restaurant Options
  • 24hr Room Service
  • Award Winning Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully Equippped Gym
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 239 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

Exclusive Extras

Just some of the exciting extras you can add to your Race and Stay Package

Racecourse Dining

Vantage Suite VIP Hospitality

The best way to enjoy the Punchestown Festival is to book a Hospitality package in our VIP Private Suite with excellent views over the track. In our Vantage Suite, places are limited to 40 guests per day and guests are seated on tables of 10. Your day will be spent in comfort and style in the best Hospitality facility at Punchestown. 3 Course Gourmet Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Complimentary Bar all afternoon and a host of other benefits to enjoy during the day. Treat yourself to the best Hospitality package available at Punchestown Festival and enjoy your day in comfort and style.

K Club Golf

Monday 28th April 2025

Join us on Monday of Punchestown Week for our annual Charity Golf Classic at the fabulous K Club - Ryder Cup Course. Walk in the footsteps of some of golfing greats on the velvet like turf of one of Ireland's best golf courses and help us support the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund on the day. Meet and play with some of Irish Racing's great and the good for a fun filled day aimed at boosting the coffers of our industry charity. You can enter as many players as you wish, or play in teams of 3 with one of our racing guests. A great value day to enjoy with all proceeds going to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.

Irish National Stud

Wednesday 30th April 2025

Join us on Wednesday of Punchestown Week for our VIP Irish National Stud Tour . Enjoy a VIP visit to one of Ireland's most succesful breeding operations, learn all about the iconic stud's history, racehorse breeding and more on your tour. Then meet the Irish Racing legends. Beef or Salmon, Hurricane Fly, Faugheen, Rite of Passage, Hardy Eustace and more. Feed them carrots and get a great picture taken with one of these equine legends. Then enjoy the fabulous new Irish Racehorse Experience. A virtual reality set up where you can own, train, ride and manage your own string of horses, great fun enjoyed by all our guests to the stud. Dont Miss it.

The Gold Cup Hooley

Wednesday 30th April 2025

Join us after the Punchestown Gold Cup on Wednesday night for a fabulous Irish Hooley. Traditional Celtic Dancers from the Riverdance troupe and local Musicians will entertain you late into the evening and you can enjoy one of our special Hog Roast Suppers. A fabuous and entertaining evening that always sells out so please do book early. We know you'll enjoy it.

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