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Curragh Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

The Curragh in County Kildare is one of great horse racing tracks, not just in Ireland, but on the planet. Known as the home of and a breeding ground for Irish flat racing excellence, the Curragh hosts all five of Ireland’s classic races, including the Irish Derby, the Irish Oaks, the 2000 and 1000 Guineas and the Irish St. Ledger. Home to many thousands of horses and scores of training establishments in the surrounding area, the course is the beating heart of the Irish racing scene and indeed the community at the centre of it all. The main racetrack is a long, winding, right-handed two mile horse-shoe which has played host to a ‘who’s who’ of equine brilliance over the years. There is also a one mile straight course latching onto the main track. The Curragh has all of the facilities you’d expect from a world class racing venue and for trainers, jockeys and owners, it is where everybody wants to be.

Aerial view of Curragh RacecourseView Curragh Racecourse in Google Maps

Contact and Location

Curragh Racecourse, Curragh, Newbridge, County Kildare. Ireland.
Official Website:

Local Knowledge


  1. O'shea Noel (1.2 miles away)
    Tel: +353 45 432423

  2. Rons Cabs (1.3 miles away)
    Tel: +353 45 433252

  3. Monread Cab Company (1.7 miles away)
    Tel: +353 45 879016

Places to Stay

  1. The Keadeen Hotel (1.2 miles away)
    Curragh Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 431666

  2. Kildare House Hotel (2.1 miles away)
    Kildare Town, Dublin Road, Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 520002

  3. Curragh Lodge Hotel (2.1 miles away)
    Dublin Road, Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 522144

Places to Eat

  1. Judge Roy Beans (1.9 miles away)
    Edward Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 438077

  2. Brú House Newbridge (2.1 miles away)
    Georges Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 461283

  3. Cafe Continental (2.2 miles away)
    Unit 5, Courtyard Shopping Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 438255