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
Punchestown Racing FestivalTuesday 27th April to Saturday 1st May 2021
For five days Punchestown, near Naas in the "Horse County" of Kildare, is the only place to be in Ireland for the world renowned Punchestown National Hunt Racing Festival. Starting on Tuesday 27th April and concluding on Saturday 1st May 2021 this is the pinnacle of the Irish National Hunt season and our end of year Championships and when Champion Trainer, Owner and Jockey's titles are bestowed.
A celebration over five fabulous days where International Trainers and Jockeys and Equine Superstars come to settle scores and confirm their reputations. World Class Racing, Gourmet Food, Stunning Fashion and top quality entertainment ensure that the Punchestown Festival delivers the ultimate race fan experience at the best National Hunt racecourse in the world.
Five excellent days of racing that make up a perfect Irish Racing Break, the Punchestown National Hunt Festival has something for everyone, exciting racing, fabulous fashion, first class dining and hospitality and great entertainment. Do Not Miss It!
Tuesday 27th April
Festival Tuesday gets proceedings underway with a great day's racing featuring the prestigious Boyle Sports Champion Chase on a fabulous race card.
Wednesday 28th April
Has a top class race card featuring the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup, one of the most important chase races of the season in Ireland.
Thursday 29th April
Features the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day where the best long distance hurdlers come to do battle.
Friday 30th April
BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day, featuring the speediest 2 mile hurdlers, one of the best hurdle races anywhere in the world. Also branded as Ladies Day.
Saturday 1st May
brings the festival to a close and is branded as AES Family Day.
Punchestown Race & StayFrom Only €129 per guest
Race & Stay are the ONLY OFFICIAL Guest Travel Partner for Punchestown Racecourse. Our exclusive PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL Race & Stay packages start from as little as €129 pp and include Hotels, Tickets, Hospitality, Transport and
everything you need for a perfect Racing Break or a Day at the Races in one easy transaction. Whether you are on your own, a couple, with friends or are looking for a perfect company day out we have packages to suit all group sizes and budgets.
If you do not see exactly what you want please do call or email us and we'll build a package to perfectly suit you.
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Start by selecting your choice of Hotel from the options below to view all Race & Stay packages.
Stay near PunchestownHotels close to the Action
4* The Glenroyal HotelFrom Only €129 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 Punchestown 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 Westgrove HotelFrom Only €139 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 20 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse, great value accommodation close to the Punchestown Festival.
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 Punchestown 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 Punchestown Festival which is only a short taxi ride away.
5* The Heritage HotelFrom Only €159 per guest
Ideally located in beautiful countryside under the shelter of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, only 35 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 base for your Irish racing break.
Excellent guest facilities, food, service and bedroom comfort are the features of this fabulous property. Truly 5*, but not at all pretentious, the Heritage affords our guests with luxury accommodations with exclusive guest extras and excellent resort leisure options at incredible value prices to enjoy during your stay including a Championship Golf Course, Award winning Spa, Fitness Studio and more. Après Punchestown nightlife is in the Hotel with music each night in the bar after racing or in Naas Town which is a 30 minute taxi ride away.
4* The Osprey HotelFrom Only €219 per guest
Ideally located in Naas town, the social hub of the Punchestown Festival and only 15 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse,
prices are understandably higher during Festival week. Only 40 minutes from Dublin City and Airport the excellent 4* Osprey
Hotel is a perfect town base for your Punchestown racing break, lots of special entertainment and dining options for
Punchestown Week with shuttle transport each day to and from Punchestown from the doorstep.
Excellent guest facilities, food, service and bedroom comfort are the features of this fabulous property. The Osprey affords our guests with luxury accommodations with exclusive Punchestown extras and excellent resort leisure options to enjoy during your stay including an Award winning Spa and Fitness Studio. The Osprey is THE hotel for those of you that want to have the whole Punchestown experience, with associated nightlife. The bar is a lively and fun place to be Après racing with many owners, trainers and jockeys popping in or staying at The Hotel..
4* The Killashee HotelFrom Only €219 per guest
Located in the countryside just outside of Naas town. As the nearest Hotel to Punchestown at only 10 minutes from the
Racecourse, prices are understandably higher during Festival week and this very popular Hotel always sells out quickly.
Located only 40 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, the excellent 4* Killashee Hotel is a perfect base for your countryside
Excellent guest facilities, food, service and bedroom comfort are the features of this fabulous property. Killashee affords our guests with luxury accommodations with exclusive Punchestown extras, music in the bar after racing each night, special dining options and more. The Leisure options are also yours to enjoy during your stay including an Award winning Spa and Fitness Studio with pool. Après Racing nightlife can be in the bar or a short taxi ride away in to Naas town. A fabulous hotel with a great Punchestown vibe.
5* The K Club HotelFrom Only €249 per guest
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 Dublin City Centre & Airport and only 25 minutes drive time from Punchestown Racecourse and local visitor
attractions. 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. Boasting 4 fantastic restaurants, the K Spa, 2 championship golf courses and great guest service
The 140 beautifully furnished bedrooms have hand-painted bathrooms, with suites providing stunning views of the grounds and River Liffey. They all feature satellite TVs, DVD players and free Wi-Fi. The K Spa has an indoor swimming pool, gym, private spa baths, hot tubs and many treatment rooms. There is also an on-site beautician and hair salon. The four on-site restaurants include the new K Thai Restaurant, which serves Thai and Asian cuisine, Legends Restaurant, a bistro restaurant serving a range of European dishes and the River Room Restaurant, which is a fine-dining restaurant with a traditional menu..
Stay in DublinHotels in the City
4* The Royal Marine HotelFrom Only €139 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 50 minutes from Punchestown 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* The Gibson HotelFrom Only €149 per guest
The Gibson is an excellent 4* Hotel, located only 50 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and 20 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.
Hotel rooms are individually designed and feature floor-to-ceiling windows. The air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and some have private balconies with city views. Coda Eatery offers informal dining using locally sourced ingredients. The Wine Wall offers tall racks of Old and New World wines. There is also a bar terrace, where guests can enjoy a drink and the views, and also a garden space for guests to relax in. The Airport - Aircoach stops directly outside, offering easy airport access. The City Centre is a 10-minute walk, or two Luas stops away.
5* The Marker HotelFrom Only €219 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 Punchestown 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 Punchestown Races this is the ideal Hotel for you.
Punchestown Festival Hospitality
Enhance your day at the races by adding Punchestown Hospitality to your Race & Stay Package.
We also offer Hospitality Only packages, please call or email us.
VIP Suite PackageFrom Only €270 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: • Our Private Suite Access for the day • Dedicated waiting service • 3 Course Buffet Lunch • Mini Afternoon Tea • Complimentary Bar All Day * • Race Programme • PRIVATE and TOTE Betting Facilities
*Complimentary Bar opens 1 hour before 1st race and closes 30 minutes after last race. Beers, House Wines, Regular Brand Spirits and Minerals included.Enquire Now
Restaurant PackageFrom Only €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 seating in the Restaurant for the day • Dedicated waiting service • 4 course á la carte lunch served to your table • Afternoon Tea • Race Programme • TOTE Betting Facilities
*This Hospitality is INCLUDED in our Gold Packages.Enquire Now
Marquee PackageFrom Only €190 extra per guest
The Trackside Marquee is ideally located on ground level opposite the final fence and is as close to the racing action as possible with easy access to the festival village, bars and entertainment venues, parade ring and winners enclosure. Dining in the Trackside Marquee includes: • Reserved table in the Marquee for the day • Dedicated waiting service • Four course served lunch • Sweet and savoury afternoon tea • Race Programme • TOTE and BOOKMAKER Betting FacilitiesEnquire Now
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 -