The town of Killarney is renowned as the premier tourist destination in Ireland and Killarney racecourse is one of its major attractions. Killarney racecourse located on the outskirts of the town just off the Killarney/Kenmare road, without a doubt entices high-class racehorses for races like the Kingdom Gold Cup, the Cairn Rouge Stakes, the Ruby Stakes on the Flat and a number of valuable races over hurdles and fences. Killarney is an undulating, left-handed oval track with a circuit of around nine and a half furlongs in extent. It is sharp in character, with the turn after the winning post being particularly tight.
All meetings at this scenic location are incorporated into three summer festivals in the months of May, July and August. Primarily, racing is held in the evening time making the racecourse the ideal venue to round off a day of local sightseeing. Killarney's five day July racing festival is the centrepiece of their racing calendar with a mixture of flat and jump racing. During the Julyfest there is a dedicated Ladies day, with these days being renowned for style, glamour and elegance at Killarney racecourse.
Killarney Racecourse offers racegoers a host of varied dining and bar options suiting all their festivals. With numerous packages to chose from in the Panoramic Restaurant, The Jockeys Whip and The Jim Culloty Bar where live entertainment takes place after racing, there are plenty of choices to suit all tastes at Killarney Races.
Check out the upcoming race meeting at Killarney Racecourse and experience a proper day out.
Travel the M8 South from Dublin. Parking is available inside the track and in car parks adjacent to the racecourse and is well signposted on entrance routes to the racecourse.
Killarney Train Station offer a regular service from all major cities in Ireland and the train station is located a ½ mile from the racecourse.
Killarney Bus Station offers a regular service from all major cities in Ireland and the bus station is located a ½ mile from the racecourse.
Kerry Airport is situated just 15 minutes drive from Killarney. Cork and Shannon Airports are less than 90 minutes from Killarney Town (Direct flights are available from Luton and Stanstead to Kerry Airport). Helicopter landing is available at the racecourse by prior arrangement.