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Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown, Co. Kildare
Punchestown Racecourse near Naas, County Kildare, is the home of Irish jump racing. It is set in a natural amphitheatre, within one hour of Dublin. The racecourse proudly hosts the famous five day Punchestown Festival that kicks off on the last Tuesday of April each year.

Punchstown Racecourse, comprising 450 acres, lies in the picturesque heart of County Kildare, at the foothills of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. Punchestown Racecourse invites you to enjoy the magic combination of top class jump racing, with renowned hospitality, style, music and a buzzing social scene. The Punchestown Festival is a highlight on the Irish calendar.

The Punchestown team look forward to welcoming you to this iconic, award winning sporting venue that is steeped in history. Since 1875, the racecourse has been known for its wonderful friendly welcome and vibrant atmosphere. Punchestown offers an authentic Irish experience where you can rub shoulders with racing greats, and create unparalleled memories. Whilst the annual spring festival takes centre stage, the racecourse hosts twenty race days from September through June.

The selection of restaurants, pavilions, bars and private suites ensures that you and your guests will relax and enjoy this exciting sport, with delicious food and beverages, in comfortable surroundings.

Why we like it
  • Features top class equestrian jump racing.
  • An hour's drive from Dublin, set in scenic surroundings at the foot of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains.
  • Home of the famous Punchestown Festival held every April, a highlight of the Irish calendar.
Family friendly
Free car parking
Rainy days
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Contact details
Punchestown, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 4 to 8 hours here.

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