Crowd in the stands enjoying the racing at a Jumps Festival

Jumps Racing Festivals and Events

Irish Jump Racing Festivals & Events are among the most competitive and lucrative in the world, with races like the Irish Grand National and Punchestown Gold Cup offering racegoers an unparalleled sporting spectacle. 

The Irish jump racing season officially ends in April, but there are jumps racing festivals and events throughout the year in Ireland.

Major Irish  festivals include:

Dublin Racing Festival, Fairyhouse Easter Festival, Punchestown Festival, Galway Summer Festival, Navan Racing Festival, Fairyhouse Winter Festival and Leopardstown Christmas Festival.

Navan Racing Festival

18-19 November 2023

Navan Racing Festival is a new two-day racing festival, taking place on the 18th & 19th of November.

This festival is sure to attract some of Ireland’s best and most promising horses with over €450,000 in prizemoney on offer!  Plus, a host of additional entertainment including family fun and live music each day after racing.

Fairyhouse Winter Festival

2-3 December 2023

Enjoy 2 days of top-class jumps racing at Fairyhouse this December.

Saturday features the Grade B EasyFix Handicap Chase worth €50,000, and there are three exciting Grade 1 races on Sunday, alongside fantastic hospitality, live music and lots of family friendly activities. 

Down Royal Festival of Racing

3-4 November 2023

Down Royal Racecourse stages some of the biggest and most prominent races in the Irish racing calendar and offers racegoers a truly enjoyable day out. 

This festival has an exceptional role of honour including great chasers such as Kauto Star, Beef or Salmon, The Listener and Don Cossack - it's not to be missed!

Wexford October Bank Holiday Weekend

29-30 October 2023

Looking for the perfect way to kick-start your Bank Holiday celebrations? 

Wexford Racecourse is the place to be!

Limerick Christmas Festival

26-29 December 2023

This festival is a tradition in the mid-west so make sure you join them for a feast of National Hunt racing!

Leopardstown Christmas Festival

December 26th - 29th 2023

A long standing highlight of the Irish sport and social calendar, this festival offers an exhilarating day out for sporting fans, socialites and thrill-seekers alike.