The Curragh

Address: The Curragh, Co. Kildare. Tel: 045 441 205 . Fax 045 441 442

Nearest Railway Station: at The Curragh Station. On Race Days The Train Stops

Brian Kavanagh, The Curragh, Co. Kildare

Clerk Of Course: Joe Collins, The Curragh, Co. Kildare

Stabling Facilities: 110 boxes. Grooms’ canteen

Characteristics: Right handed, Open Track.

Effect of Draw: Lower numbers in sprints

Major Races:
1000 Guineas 2000 Guineas The Irish Derby The Irish Oaks The St Ledger

Catering Facilities: Restaurant, snack bars, hospitality Self-service restaurant, Full Service suite, Marquee Facilities

Uses other than Racing: Exhibitions.

Brief History:
Racing at the curragh dates back to the dawn of time. Officialy the race course was established in 1760 with the formation of the Turf Club. The Curragh is the headquaters of flat racing in Ireland.

Record Attendance: 32,000