We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Curragh Racecourse

Features Animals
The Curragh | Kildare, R56RR67, Ireland
+353 45 441 205
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Felt as though it was us, rather than the horses , were in training.

Very disappointing and badly laid out. On the plus side, the course was in magnificent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CarolineMyers
via mobile
Family day at the races for the Darley Irish Oats..

A beautiful day. The new buildings that are in mid construction look like it will be stunning. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cecilia M
,
Brooklyn, New York
via mobile
Read all 66 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“parade ring” (4 reviews)
“world class” (2 reviews)
“irish rail” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
The Curragh | Kildare, R56RR67, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 45 441 205
Write a ReviewReviews (66)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"parade ring"
in 4 reviews
"world class"
in 2 reviews
"irish rail"
in 2 reviews
"vintage crop"
in 2 reviews
"race meeting"
in 2 reviews
"derby"
in 12 reviews
"races"
in 15 reviews
"track"
in 5 reviews
"winners"
in 4 reviews
"hospitality"
in 4 reviews
"ireland"
in 8 reviews
"kildare"
in 4 reviews
"stables"
in 2 reviews
"guineas"
in 2 reviews
"playground"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very disappointing and badly laid out. On the plus side, the course was in magnificent condition. Arrived and had to play ‘hunt the racing card’. It was made especially difficult as it was nowhere near the entrance. Too logical and easy, I suppose... We eventually...More

Thank CarolineMyers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful day. The new buildings that are in mid construction look like it will be stunning. The staff and parking attendants were super. Def made it an easy and very accessible day for everyone.

Thank Cecilia M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place in morning around 6.30am to watch the race horse come out for a morning walk from local stables .

Thank KEITH2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2018 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2018 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 December 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 July 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.

Thank sheehan1960
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 July 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 June 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 May 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in County Kildare
The Keadeen Hotel
634 reviews
1.94 km away
Kildare House Hotel
245 reviews
4.53 km away
Killashee - Hotel Spa Leisure
1 626 reviews
11.49 km away
Town House Hotel
29 reviews
12.12 km away
Nearby Restaurants
All Seasons Restaurant
136 reviews
3.18 km away
Chat N Chew
92 reviews
2.97 km away
Judge Roy Beans
842 reviews
3.06 km away
Salamander Coffee House Ltd
66 reviews
3.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Curragh Military Museum
10 reviews
2.54 km away
Newbridge Silverware Visitor Center
639 reviews
3.16 km away
Irish National Stud & Gardens
1 227 reviews
4.72 km away
The Bush Pub
6 reviews
5.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kaye E
8 May 2016|
Answer
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
0
Votes