List of Irish horse racing festivals we have the dates and start times for all the major meetings in Ireland in 2021, from Galway, Listowel to Fairyhouse and Leopardstown.

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Fairyhouse Irish Grand National

03rd Apr 2021 – 05th Apr 2021

The three-day Fairyhouse Easter Festival, the biggest event in the County Meath track’s calendar, takes place from Saturday 3rd – Monday 5th April 2020.  With top-class racing, including the Boylesports Irish Grand National and the Gold Cup.

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Cork Easter Festival

03rd Apr 2021 – 05th Apr 2021


With three-day Easter Festival is one of the highlights of the year at Cork Racecourse and runs from Easter Saturday to Easter Monday.


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Punchestown Festival

27th Apr 2021 – 01st May 2021

The highlight of this racing calendar is the five-day Irish National Hunt Festival which takes place on 27th April- 1st May. The meeting marks the end of the Irish National Hunt season.

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Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

22nd May 2021 – 23rd May 2021


The 2021 summer racing season at the Curragh starts with the two spectacular race days on the 22nd and 23rd of May with the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival.


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Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival

25th Jun 2021 – 27th Jun 2021


The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival is one of Ireland’s most exciting sporting and social events of the year, as Europe’s top horses line up for the biggest prize in Irish racing.


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Bellewstown July Festival

01st Jul 2021 – 03rd Jul 2021


The four-day Bellewstown Summer Festival which runs from the 1st – 3rd of July is synonymous with top-class racing and wonderful summer evenings.


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Killarney July Festival

12th Jul 2021 – 16th Jul 2021


*The 2020 Killarney July Racing Festival will take place behind closed doors*

Killarney’s five-day July Racing Festival is the centre piece of their racing calendar with a mix of both National Hunt and Flat racing. The racecourse, with its backdrop of mountains and lakes, is justifiably regarded as Ireland’s most scenic track. This year the Festival runs from Monday 12th July to Friday, 16th July.


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Dublin Racing Festival

06th Feb 2021 – 07th Feb 2021

The Dublin Racing Festival is the newest addition to the Irish festival calendar and is a weekend that will celebrate Dublin’s richness and diversity across culture, comedy, music, racing and food.

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Leopardstown Christmas Festival

26th Dec 2020 – 29th Dec 2020


Leopardstowns Christmas Festival runs over four days from 26th – 29th December. The Leopardstown Christmas Festival is filled with glamour, festivities, music, entertainment and of course top class National Hunt Racing.


Limerick Races

Limerick Christmas Racing Festival

26th Dec 2020 – 29th Dec 2020

Limerick racecourse is the ideal place to continue the festive celebrations and provides the perfect opportunity to catch up with family and friends in a unique atmosphere. This is combined with the thrills and spills of an action packed seven-race card each day.