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The Curragh Racecourse

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The Curragh | Kildare, R56RR67, Ireland
+353 45 441 205
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A Unique Experience

On May 26 we took a cab from Kildare a few miles to the famed Curragh Racecourse to soak in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob H
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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Diamond in the rough

The Curragh Racecourse is a very special place. I pulled many a pint there back in the day, it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stephenmaher
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kildare
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“parade ring” (4 reviews)
“irish rail” (2 reviews)
“vintage crop” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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The Curragh | Kildare, R56RR67, Ireland
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+353 45 441 205
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On May 26 we took a cab from Kildare a few miles to the famed Curragh Racecourse to soak in the experience of a day of watching thoroughbred horse racing. The complex is in the midst of a 65 million Euro renovation but did a...More

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Curragh Racecourse is a very special place. I pulled many a pint there back in the day, it was one of my first weekend jobs when I was but a boy. Delighted to have been invited back into @curraghracecourse to see the temporary setup...More

Thank stephenmaher
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

The Curragh is the centerpiece of Irish horse racing and I attended Day 2 of Irish Champions Weekend at the venue. The track grounds are under major renovation, so there is essentially no grandstand and the rest of the facilities are large "party tents". That...More

Thank Howard S
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

We went to the Curragh racecourse last Sunday and had a great day out. It is true to say that work is being done at the moment but the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

The race course is currently under going renovation and is really badly provided for. There aren't enough bars or services and the current views of the track aren't great. I recommend people wait before spending money coming to the track. It's a real surprise that...More

Thank cmart72
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Here for a weekend with friends and came over for an afternoons racing . You park in fields which on the day we arrived where dry but can imagine these could get messy. When we got in luckily weather was on our side as the...More

Thank Mrgreeny67
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

We had a great time at the Guineas this weekend, although the racecourse is currently under reconstruction, the parade ring is very accessible, although the views of the straight mile are somewhat impeded due to the construction work. The temporary standings were perfectly adequate, especially...More

4  Thank Maggie B
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

There was always one thing I had to do when visiting Ireland and that was have a day at the races. Happily, the renovations at The Curragh were underway enough to afford us the chance to attend the opening event of the season. This is...More

1  Thank Ginny T
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Reviewed November 9, 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...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed October 10, 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...More

2  Thank Icanhasninja
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Kaye E
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Response from Jake1016 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your enquiry Martyn looks after all our race & stay packages and he is on holidays at moment so if you could email him directly by going curragh hospitality website and sending in email via the contact button... More
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