Killarney

Address: The Racecourse, Killarney Co. Kerry. Tel. 064 31125

Nearest Railway Station: Killarney. Killarney town 1 kilometre.

Manager/Secretary: Michael Doyle Clonfert House, Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Tel. 064 31459

Clerk Of Course: P. R. McGouran 39, Barton Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. Tel. 01 4931548

Stabling Facilities: 125 boxes; grooms’ canteen

Characteristics: Left handed course. Chases, hurdles and flat races over an oval circuit of approximately nine and a half furlongs. The bends are well cambered and a watering system has been installrd. There is a starting chute of approximately half a furlong. Beautiful lakeside setting.

Effect of Draw: Little influence

Major Races:
Heineken Handicap
Murphys Irish Stout Handicap Hurdle
Dawn Milk Run
Great Southern Hotel Handicap Hurdle
Doyle Brothers Chase

Catering Facilities: Six bars, large restaurant, hospitality suite; seafood restaurant.

Uses other than Riding: Par 36 nine hole golf course, 3265 yards from back tees, open all year.

Brief History: Race meetings were held frequently in Killarney on two different courses between the years 1822 to 1901. In 1936 after a lapse of 35 years, racing was resumed here on a third course.

Record Attendance: Almost 8000, Wednesday July 16th 1980 (family day at the races, sponsored by Kerry Group)