Regarded as one of the most scenic racing venues in the Ireland, Sligo Racecourse attracts many racegoers in the summer months where meetings are usually held in the evenings. Home to both flat and jump racing the racetrack offers competitive fixtures alongside a variety of enticing hospitality packages. Situated remarkably close to Sligo town centre, with plenty of accommodation options it is the perfect opportunity to experience horseracing in the North West.
A two-day meeting takes place on the 9th and 10th of August, with a dedicated Ladies Day on the second day. One of the track's busiest days, crowds flock to the venue in their best dressed attire in a bid to secure the much sought after cash prize. The two-day meeting offers both flat and national hunt racing catering for all interests.
Another stand out fixture at Sligo racecourse is Student Race Day. The seven race card is an annual highlight in the sport and social calendars of many local university students.
Check out the upcoming race meetings at Sligo and experience a proper day out.
Take Exit S2 off the N4 and follow directions for Sligo. Continue along the Pearse Road taking the 3rd right. Continue 600 metres and arrive at Racecourse.
The local bus service stops adjacent to the racecourse. Find times at www.buseireann.ie
From Dublin, Connolly Station www.irishrail.ie
The closest airport is Knock International Airport which has daily flights from London, Manchester and Liverpool.
Daily bus service from Knock Intenational Airport to Sligo www.irelandwestairport.com