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The Curragh Racecourse

Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club is located in the centre of Maynooth, Kildare. For anybody attending the races, our Hotel acts as the perfect rest point for people to get pampered beforehand and relax their night away after, as if they were at home. Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club is only a 45-minute drive from Curragh Racecourse.

Things to See & Do

at the Curragh Racecourse

Curragh Racecourse is the home of Flat Racing in Ireland, tracing back to ancestral times, with the word “Curragh” meaning the place of the running horse. The Curragh Racecourse is steeped in tradition, homing five classic races known to originate from Curragh Racecourse; the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, the Darley Irish Oaks, the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas, the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas and the Palmerstown House Irish St.Leger being just a number of great races held at Curragh Racecourse.

Curragh Racecourse is also home to the Curragh Training ground, which has been described as “unquestionably one of the finest training grounds in the world” by Dermot Weld. Curragh Training provides trainers with the facilities and opportunity to prepare their horses on 1,500 acres of world-class grounds. Equipped with both standard and a range of gallops on offer for jockeys and trainers alike to practice with, Curragh Training attracts people from near and far.

Curragh Racecourse provides a wonderful experience for all who attend. Aside from the races and training of horses, Curragh Racecourses has a selection of luxurious hospitality options on offer every day, from Champagne Bars to Restaurants as well as private suites located on the Premier Level of the Grandstand, giving guests a number of choices to choose from.

How to get to the Curragh Racecourse

Located just off the M7, the Curragh Racecourse can be found in the heart of County Kildare. To drive there from Glenroyal Hotel and Leisure Club, head west and turn right towards Straffan Road. At this point, turn left to join onto Straffan Road and continue onwards until you meet a roundabout. At the roundabout, take the second exit and stay on Straffan Road. Continue onwards until you meet another roundabout where you will again take the second exit onto Barberstown Road. Continue driving down the length of Straffan Road before meeting roundabouts that will bring you onto the N7. Exit from Junction 12 where you will find Curragh Racecourse sign posted bringing you right up to the entrance.

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