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The Curragh Racecourse

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Address: The Curragh | Kildare, R56RR67, Ireland
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+353 45 441 205
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Curragh is Ireland's premier international horse racing venue staging...

The Curragh is Ireland's premier international horse racing venue staging all 5 Irish classic races including the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Located in County Kildare and less than one hour by car from Dublin City Centre, the Curragh stages 19 race meetings from May to September. The racecourse features a variety of bars and restaurants, together with a range of facilities for kids.

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Jolly Boys Outing

Had a great day 8 losers lol . Always travel for Beresforde Stakes looks like its not there next year due to renovation work . Great friendly racetrack always enjoy it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Naas, Ireland
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Curragh Racecourse has a captive market on each of the circa 20 days in the year it opens for racing. The food is awful and is clearly priced based on the fact of it having a captive market. If there was any kind of alternative to the Curragh fare on its 20 racedays, I can guarantee that every customer... More 

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Thank John N
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Went to The Curragh with our sports and social club. From arrival to departure everyone we met were so incredibly friendly and professional. The food provided was excellent and the staff in the room were amazing. I cannot fault it as a day out in anyway and would highly reccomend it for any group looking for a full day outing.

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Thank Icanhasninja
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great day 8 losers lol . Always travel for Beresforde Stakes looks like its not there next year due to renovation work . Great friendly racetrack always enjoy it

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Thank gtcamplin
Retford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

As a regular racecourse visitor, I took the opportunity to see a recent Curragh meeting with my wife and 2 friends. I was surprised how different it was to places like Newmarket which offers comparable racing but has much higher quality facilities available. We had lunch at the Champagne Bar and it was excellent We had the table all day... More 

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Thank tismike
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

It just so happened that the manager at our hotel had a brother who was training horses at the Curragh. He connected us with passes to the course, plus we got a behind the scenes look at the trainer's point of view and got to see some truly majestic thoroughbreds. We bet the races, and even came away with some... More 

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Thank Craig K
Maynooth, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a catwalk for pompous and decadent people in love with themselves, the rich and wannabe rich showing off their latest outfits (with racing happening in the background). One hour stuck in traffic approaching the motorway exit, mismanagement of traffic causing us and hundreds of others to miss the first race. Queued for half an hour to buy chips... More 

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Thank cafe e
Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful course set in parkland just outside Kildare, if not a little windy! As always first class Irish racing in a fab setting, which in sure will be even more enhanced when they have their makeover. Looking forward to seeing the results. We caught the shuttle bus from Kildare station, an experience which could be improved will little effort,... More 

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Thank paulpip
Essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A lovely racecourse in a beautiful setting. One admission price gives you access to all areas unlike English racecourses (we are members at Newmarket but this was not a reciprocal day but we were offered a concession on entry price). Plenty of space to wander around and mooch at leisure and find a good spot to watch the racing. Some... More 

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Thank FussyFemale2010
Calverstown, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

When the weather is good why don't you take a trip to the curragh racecourse for a great family day out to watch the race horses or even take a walk on the beautiful curragh

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Northampton, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Had a cracking 2 days at the Curragh, so much charm & a grandstand to watch the winners that certainly could tell tales of yesteryear.. It's being renovated & in a couple of years aims to be one of the best modern courses in the world.. I'm sure it will, but hope it doesn't lose its old world charm..

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