The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival is the highlight of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, dazzling glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere.
The Punchestown Festival is considered the grand finale of the Jump Season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from noth sides of the Irish sea converging on the Kildare venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. This Festival is a must for all Racing fans.
At present we are only offering Packages for the Irish National Hunt Festival.
Racing in Ireland is a very different scene to that which many of you will experience in th UK.
With a relaxed and informal feel to it, the emphasis is all about the fun, and above all the Racecourse wants you to stay and enjoy yourself all day and on into the evening.
A typical Raceday Itinerary for the Punchestown Festival would be as follows: (please note times may be subject to change).
Gates Open 12.00 noon
First Race 3.40 pm
Last Race 7.15 pm
Last Order at the Bar 9.15 pm
Bar Closes 9.45 pm
Depart 10.15 pm
We would strongly recommend a Hotel Bed for the night and a lunchtime flight back to the UK the following day.
Enjoy the "Craic"!