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THE FESTIVAL 2022

Tue 26th - Sat 30th April

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PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL

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 !!

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL 2022

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.

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From Only €119 pp

Race and Stay are the Largest and the Premier Horse Racing Tour Company in Ireland serving over 6,000 guests a year. We are the Only Official Guest Partner for Punchestown and we can offer Race & Stay, Hospitality, VIP, Group and Special Packages for the 2022 Punchestown Festival.

Hotel Accommodation, Breakfasts, Transport and Tickets are all included in one easy transaction and you are welcome to tailor your package to perfectly suit you. You can stay from one night for as long as you want, go racing on as many days as you wish and enjoy a wide choice of additional extras to add to your package. You can book any package securely with just one €100 fully refundable deposit

Race and Stay Packages Include:

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast Each Morning
  • Our on site Concierge
  • Reserved Enclosure Admission
  • Transport to and from the Races
  • All Taxes and VAT

Check out our great value offers below and Book with confidence with our 100% money back guarantee. Don't worry you'll be able to change anything or add any extras to your package to perfectly suit you or you can cancel your booking and we will refund your deposit in full anytime up until 31 days before arrival. You are welcome to browse our offers and if you have any questions or do not find what you want, please call or email us We'll be delighted to help.

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Hotels with short travel times to and from Punchestown Racecourse

GLENROYAL HOTEL

Maynooth, County Kildare

30 mins from Punchestown

From Only €129 pp

The excellent 4* Glenroyal Hotel is located in the busy town of Maynooth, about 30 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport with Airport coach dropping of outside the door.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Glenroyal Hotel is a 200 bedroom landmark property with an excellent reputation for food and service, only a short stroll away from local bars and shops. Rooms are very comfortable and well appointed with extras. The leisure centre is fab with an award winning spa on site. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish.

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WESTGROVE HOTEL

Clane, County Kildare

20 mins from Punchestown

From Only €139 pp

The excellent 4* Westgrove Hotel is located in the busy town of Clane, about 35 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is one of our most popular Punchestown Festival Hotels.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Westgrove Hotel is a 99 bedroom property with an excellent reputation for food and service, only a short stroll away from local bars and shops. Rooms are very spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. The leisure centre is top class with an award winning spa on site. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish.

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KEADEEN HOTEL

Newbridge, County Kildare

24 mins from Punchestown

From Only €149 pp

The excellent 4* Keadeen Hotel is located on the edge of the Curragh, in Newbridge, about 35 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is one of our most popular Punchestown Festival Hotels.

Ideal for couples and singles the Keadeen Hotel is a 66 bedroom property with an excellent reputation for food and service, with a first class Spa and Leisure centre on site. Rooms are very spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish, go racing at Punchestown Festival on as many days as you want.

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THE HERITAGE GOLF RESORT

Killenard, County Laois

30 mins from Punchestown

From Only €169 pp

The excellent 5* Heritage Hotel is located in Killenard, about 1 hour travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is our most popular 5* Punchestown Festival Hotel.

Ideal for groups, couples, singles and of course Golfers. The Heritage Hotel is part of an inclusive lifestyle resort with an excellent reputation for food and service, with a Championship Golf Course, Spa and Leisure centre on site. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish, go racing at Punchestown on as many days as you want.

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TULFARRIS GOLF HOTEL

Blessington, County Wicklow

20 mins from Punchestown

From Only €179 pp

The excellent 4* Tulfarris Hotel is located on the shores of the Blessington lakes, about 45 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is one of our most popular Punchestown Festival Hotels.

Ideal for groups, couples, singles and of course Golfers. The Tulfarris Hotel is a country property with an excellent reputation for food and service, with a first class Golf Course, Spa and Leisure centre on site. Rooms are very spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish, go racing at Punchestown on as many days as you want.

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THE K CLUB GOLF RESORT

Sallins, County Kildare

25 mins from Punchestown

From Only €199 pp

One of Ireland's best Hotels the 5* K Club Resort is located in Sallins, about 35 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is very popular for the Punchestown Festival.

Ideal for groups, couples, singles and of course Golfers. The K Club Hotel is part of an inclusive lifestyle resort with an award winning reputation for food and service, with two Championship Golf Courses, Spa and lots of Leisure options. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish, enjoy our VIP service with All K Club bookings.

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THE OSPREY HOTEL

Naas, County Kildare

15 mins from Punchestown

From Only €229 pp

Ideally located in the heart of the Punchestown Festival in Naas Town within easy walking distance of Bars and Entertainment the 4* Osprey Hotel is about 40 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is very popular for the Punchestown Festival.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles. The Osprey Hotel has an award winning spa and leisure club with a good reputation for food and service. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish and go racing at Punchestown on as many days as you want to.

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THE KILLASHEE HOTEL

Naas, County Kildare

10 mins from Punchestown

From Only €229 pp

One of Ireland's best 4* Hotels the Killashee Hotel is located just outside of Naas Town, about 40 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is very popular for the Punchestown Festival.

The closest Hotel to the Racecourse Killashee is Ideal for groups, couples and singles. The award winning Spa and Leisure Centre coupled with the Hotel's excellent reputation for food and service, make this one of the best places to stay for the Festival. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish.

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Hotels In or Near Dublin

Dublin City Centre is about 45 minutes travel time from Punchestown Racecourse

ROYAL MARINE HOTEL

Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin

50 mins from Punchestown

From Only €139 pp

The excellent 4* Royal Marine Hotel is located on the seafront in Dun Laoghaire, about 25 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is served by several Dublin Airport Coach routes.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Royal Marine Hotel is a landmark property with an excellent reputation for food and service. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. Very popular with groups. The leisure centre is top class with an award winning spa on site. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish.

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RED COW HOTEL

Fox and Geese, County Dublin

30 mins from Punchestown

From Only €139 pp

The excellent 4* Red Cow Hotel is located on the M50 Interchange, about 25 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is served by several Dublin Airport Coach routes.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Red Cow Hotel is a landmark property, recently totally refurbished, with an excellent reputation for food and service. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. Very popular with groups. The leisure centre is top class with an award winning spa on site. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish.

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MALDRON HOTEL

Parnell Square, Dublin City Centre

40 mins from Punchestown

From Only €149 pp

The 4* Maldron Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Dublin city centre and just a 3 minute walk from O’Connell Street, with attractions right on the doorstep and is served by Dublin Airport Coach.

Ideal for groups especially that want a night or two in Dublin City with a day or more at The Punchestown Festival. The Maldron Hotel has 182 good quality bedrooms, with a good reputation for food and service. Rooms have been recently renovated to a high standard and are neat, comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish.

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MALDRON HOTEL

Pearse Street, Dublin City Centre

40 mins from Punchestown

From Only €149 pp

The 4* Maldron Hotel is ideally located on Pearse Street in the Docklands area of Dublin city centre, just a 5 minute walk from O’Connell Street, with trendy bars, restaurants and attractions right on the doorstep.

Ideal for groups especially that want a night or two in Dublin City with a day or more at The Punchestown Festival. The Maldron Pearse Street Hotel has 182 good quality bedrooms, with a good reputation for food and service. Rooms have been recently renovated to a high standard and are neat, comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish.

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THE MARKER HOTEL

Docklands, Dublin City

45 mins from Punchestown

From Only €199 pp

One of Ireland's best Hotels the 5* Marker Hotel is located in Docklands, Dublin City, about 20 minutes travel time from Dublin Airport and is one of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Ideal for groups, couples, singles and those that want to enjoy a day or more in Dublin City. The Marker Hotel has an award winning reputation for food and service, with an excellent Spa and lots of Leisure options. Rooms are very comfortable and are well appointed. Stay from 1 night for as long as you wish, enjoy our VIP service with All Marker Hotel bookings.

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PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL

DINING OPTIONS

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PANORAMIC RESTAURANT

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.

Please Note The above options and prices are examples only. Hospitality for The 2022 Punchestown Festival is not yet available.

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL

GOLF WEEK

Mon 25th - Fri 29th April

Punchestown Golf Week

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.

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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.

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