Michael O'Sullivan in parade ring after winning at Kilbeggan racecourse


Kilbeggan racecourse is located close to the town of Kilbeggan and proves to be a popular tourist venue in County Westmeath. Situated in the heart of Ireland and regarded as the soul of racing, this notable summer track stages the valuable  AXA Farm Insurance Midlands National Handicap Chase which is  a recognised trial for the Galway Plate and other major festival races. 

It is a tight right-handed track and the runners are nearly always on a turn and uphill, presenting quite a challenge for the jockeys who ride there. The vast majority of race meetings are held in the evening time which only adds to the attraction of the course.

Kilbeggan also hosts a sustainable style ladies competition, a modern concept where ladies are given a chance to re-wear, upcycle or create outfits that are centred around the topic of ethical fashion. 

The racecourse caters for all hospitality, facilities for gourmet meals and special discounted packages for larger groups.  Free parking a short distance from the track allows for easy accessibility for everyone. 

Check out the upcoming race meetings at Kilbeggan Racecourse and experience a proper day out!

By Road:
Kilbeggan is situated in the centre of Ireland and on the new National M6 motorway Dublin to Galway and now only one hour from Dublin. Kilbeggan is surrounded by the three larger towns of Athlone, Mullingar and Tullamore and is the natural centre between these three towns. The Racecourse is approximately 1 mile from the town centre on the north side; follow the signs from the town square.

By Bus:
Bus Eireann service from Dublin Central Bus Station ( Busaras) to the town.

By Air:
Dublin airport is the nearest airport and it is just over an hour away.


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