We are delighted to welcome International visitors to Dublin Racing Festival. We have compiled some information to make coming to Dublin Racing Festival an exciting action packed weekend and if you require any additional information please do not hesitate to call us on +353 01 289 0500 or email [email protected]
Dublin Racing Festival will combine the best that the city has to offer over one weekend – join the party for the best of Dublin culture, music, fashion, food and jump racing that will simply take your breath away. Dazzle your senses in our jubilant celebration of Dublin with a full entertainment programme that supports culture, music, culinary delights and fashion. Savour the atmosphere that is unique only to Dublin at Dublin Racing Festival.
*Children under the age of 18 enter for free but must be accompanied by a paying parent/guardian who is over 18*
There will be a complimentary shuttle bus running from Blackrock DART station and Sandyford LUAS stop.
Blackrock DART Shuttle Times
We are delighted to offer a FREE shuttle from Blackrock DART station for Dublin Racing Festival, times TBC closer to the date.
Sandyford Luas Shuttle Bus
The Sandyford LUAS shuttle will be operating on a loop from 10am-7.30pm approx
Dublin Racing Festival
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2020
Dublin Racing Festival is the newest addition to the Irish festival calendar and is a weekend that will celebrate Dublin’s richness and diversity across culture, comedy, music, sport and food. In 2018 DJ Vogue Williams spun the decks on the opening day of the festival while DJ Doireann Garrihy took to the stage in 2019. The Main Stage in the BIG TENT has also been graced by Dublin legend Damien Dempsey, Delorentos, KILA and Stocktons Wing. Dublin Racing Festival is a weekend jam packed with entertainment including racing tipster panels, cultural exhibitions, DJ sets, Live Music, World Class National Hunt Racing, Live Screening of the Six Nations rugby and lots more. It is the place to be this February!
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There are lots of different hospitality options available at Dublin Racing Festival. Why not enjoy the top class national hunt racing from the comfort of the Leopardstown Pavilion with floor to ceiling windows and views of the finishing straight. Or relax and enjoy hospitality at the 1888 Restaurant which presents you with laid-back modern charm, attentive service, great conversation and the perfect culinary experience in a light-filled location overlooking the action.
Leopardstown is very accessible by car, easily accessed from the M50. Take exit 15 off the M50 (cross the flyover if coming from south) and follow the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse. Parking is free so early arrival is advised on race days to ensure you get a spot.
From Dublin city centre: Take the N11 (Stillorgan dual carriageway) heading towards the southeast, past Stillorgan. Turn right at traffic lights onto Leopardstown Road R113 signposted Leopardstown. Continue straight and Leopardstown's entrance is on the left just before the traffic lights.
The LUAS offers a regular service from Dublin City Centre to Sandyford that takes about 20 minutes. The racecourse is only a short walk from the Sandyford station and Leopardstown also provide a complimentary shuttle bus service on race days. The bus service runs 30 minutes prior to gate opening times until 30 minutes after the bars on site close. This service runs from car park A on the Leopardstown Road.
Dublin Airport is about an hour from Leopardstown. Please allow additional time for your journey due to possible traffic congestion at peak times. Aircoach operates a 24 hour service from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, every 15 minutes, seven days a week every day except Christmas Day.
Route 700 is the Dublin Airport to Leopardstown service and racegoers should get off at the last stop which is at the Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown. The Clayton Hotel offers a shuttle bus service to the races on larger racedays – please contact Clayton Hotel Leopardstown directly to confirm availability. Customers returning to Dublin Airport from the races can get on the bus at either the Clayton Hotel or Burton Hall Road. Tickets can be purchased on the Aircoach website www.aircoach.ie, on the mobile app, from the Airport kiosk or from the driver.
Ticket Hotline: (01) 289 0500