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Punchestown Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Punchestown is a premier Grade 1 racecourse and one of the world’s finest. Why? Because it stages the best national hunt racing in the country and attracts the very best jumpers in Ireland, the UK, France and pretty much anywhere that can produce a good horse. The Punchestown festival is the highlight of the season in Ireland and arguably is the meeting which brings the curtain down on the NH season at both sides of the Irish Sea. The course hosts other key Grade 1 races, such as the John Durkan Memorial Chase and has seen countless champions pass through its gates. The hurdles course is 1m6f long and the chase course is 2f longer and in addition, Punchestown has Ireland’s only cross-country track which adds a unique dimension to an already unique venue. This place is jumping mecca, it attracts the elite of the sport, all fighting for their slice of a pie which boasts several million euros worth of prize-money each season. Long may it continue.

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Contact and Location

Punchestown Racecourse Punchestown, Naas, County Kildare. Ireland.
Official Website:

Local Knowledge


  1. N7 Taxis Naas (2.4 miles away)
    Tel: +353 87 060 6711

  2. Millennium Cabs (2.7 miles away)
    Tel: +353 86 804 3333

  3. Nmaas Cabs (2.8 miles away)
    Tel: +353 45 875666

Places to Stay

  1. Killashee House Hotel (2.2 miles away)
    Killashee Road, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 879277

  2. Osprey Hotel & Spa (2.8 miles away)
    Devoy Quarter, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 881111

  3. Lawlors Hotel (2.9 miles away)
    Poplar Sq, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 906444

Places to Eat

  1. Las Rada Wine & Tapas Bar (2.8 miles away)
    New Row, Naas, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 879978

  2. Jolly (2.9 miles away)
    37 N Main Street, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 898465

  3. Butt Mullins (2.9 miles away)
    Poplar Square, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
    Tel: +353 45 874252