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 Festival. Starting on Tuesday 28th April and concluding on Saturday 2nd May 2020 this is the pinnacle of the Irish National Hunt season and our end of year Championships. 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.
The Punchestown Festival starts on Tuesday 28th April with a fabulous day's racing with the feature being the BoyleSports Champion Chase. Wednesday 29th April has a top class race card featuring the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup, one of the most important chase races of the season. Thursday 30th April is Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day. Friday 1st May is BETDAQ Champion Hurdle Day, one of the best hurdle races anywhere in the world. Saturday 2nd May brings the festival to a close and is branded as AES Family Day Day.
Racing starts at 3.40pm and finishes at 7.15pm Tuesday -Friday and starts at 2.15pm and closes at 6.15pm on Saturday.
Race & Stay are the ONLY OFFICIAL Guest Package Supplier to Punchestown Festival. Our ready made Punchestown Race & Stay packages all include as a minimum: Hotel Accommodation, Return Transport to and from Punchestown Racecourse and Reserved Enclosure Racecourse admission. Booking with Race & Stay will save you time and money and will give you the best value Punchestown Festival experience possible.
Our packages are designed to suit all customer types and budgets and whether you are travelling alone, as a family, group of friends or are looking for that perfect company day out with excellent corporate hospitality we are the right people to talk to.
Our ready-made Punchestown Festival Race & Stay packages can start from as low as €149 per guest and are ideal for Singles, Couples, Families, Groups, Hen or Stag parties and for VIP's and Corporate Entertaining.
Booking with us is safe and easy: You can book any package for any number of guests over the phone, by email or online with just one €200 refundable deposit and 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 penalties, or cancel your booking and receive a full refund. Start by selecting your choice of Hotel from the options below to view all available packages.
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One of Ireland's quality 4* Hotels The Westgrove Hotel is located in Clane Town, less than 30 minutes travel time from Dublin City Centre & Airport and a comfortable 25 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse. The Westgrove Hotel has excellent guest leisure facilities including a fabulous pool and an award winning spa. An ideal base for Punchestown Festival and for touring the East of Ireland.
An excellent 4* property with a good reputation for efficient customer service and good food options. The guest rooms are a very spacious with comfortable beds and good guest amenities, and the Spa and Leisure facilities are fabulous. Our many 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 Punchestown nightlife can be at the Hotel with music on after racing each night or in Naas Town which is only a short taxi ride away.
One of Ireland's best 4* Hotels, the Royal Marine Hotel is superbly located on Marine Road in the Dublin suburb or Dun Laoghaire, less than 20 minutes travel time from Dublin City Centre and Punchestown Racecourse is only 55 minutes away. With the sea front a short stroll away this is an ideal base for a top class Dublin break.
An excellent 4* property with 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 to die for. The Spa and Leisure facilities are fabulous. Guests highly recommend this hotel, it is 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 in Dublin City is only a 20 minute Dart (Rail) or taxi ride away.
Located in the picturesque village of Dunboyne, County Meath only 40 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and 25 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, the excellent 4* Dunboyne Castle Hotel is a perfect base for your Irish racing break. Top quality guest facilities, great food and service and bedroom comfort are the features of this fabulous property.
Dunboyne Castle Hotel affords our guests with a perfect countryside retreat with luxury accommodations and excellent resort leisure options to enjoy during your stay including an Award winning Spa, Fitness Studio and more. Although a longer travel time from Punchestown than many of our other hotels we can highly recommend this Hotel if you want a "quiet break" for the Festival.
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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, 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. Apres 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.
Ideally located in Naas town, the social hub of the Punchestown Festival and only 15 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse, 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 Apres racing with many owners, trainers and jockeys popping in or staying at The Hotel.
Located in the countryside just outside of Naas town, the hub of the Punchestown Festival, only 15 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and 40 minutes from Dublin City and Airport, the excellent 4* Killashee Hotel is a perfect country base for your Punchestown racing break. 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. Apres 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.
Located in the trendy docklands area of Dublin City centre, with its many bars and restaurants, only 60 minutes from Punchestown Racecourse and 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 the races for your Punchestown 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 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 Festival this is the ideal Hotel for you.
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