So you're going to visit Dublin. There is so much to do in this wonderful city in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland. In fact, it has been credited as being one of the top 30 cities in the world. There is plenty to see including landmarks such as Dublin Castle, the Spire of Dublin, or perhaps something more natural as Phoenix Park. But how many of you have considered going horse racing when enjoying your time in the Emerald Isle?
So which racecourses are near Dublin?
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Contact details: Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, Co. Meath
Tel: +353 1 825 6167
Fairyhouse Racecourse is rated as one of Ireland's foremost horse sporting venues. The universally well-known horse racing amenity is located in the famous parish of Ratoath in County Meath. It is the proud home of the widely attended Irish Grand National.
Contact details: Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock, Dublin, 18
Tel: + 353 01 289 0500
Leopardstown Racecourse is a globally recognised Irish horse sporting venue, which is located in Leopardstown in Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown, about 8km south of the famous Dublin civic centre. Just like many other Irish courses, Leopardstown stages National Hunt and also Flat racing events. (Just 7 miles from the city centre)
Contact details: Punchestown Racecourse, Punchestown, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0) 45 897704
Punchestown Racecourse is situated in the expansive parish of Eadestown, close to Naas, County Kildare - Ireland.
It is known as the home of the Irish Jumps Racing and thus plays host to Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival.
Contact details: Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare, R56 RR67, Ireland
Tel: 353 (0) 45 441 205
There are many accounts that hold the very first racing event at the Curragh took place around the 1700’s, a contested fact that was documented by Cherney’s horse sporting calendar in the early days early of 1727.The very word “Curragh” denotes a place’ of the galloping horse. As early as the 3rd century, there were chariot racing events at the Curragh.
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