Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival
Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd JulyThe Irish Derby is now in its 152nd year and is the premier classic race of the season. Run at the Curragh racecourse, in the heart of the "horse county" of Kildare in Ireland and located 45 minutes from Dublin Airport and City. For driving directions and a map please click here
The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival is the highlight of the Irish racing and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, dazzling glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Irish Derby Festival atmosphere. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival is considered the pinnacle of the flat race season with top class International horses, trainers and jockeys from many countries converging on the Kildare venue over 3 fabulous days to settle scores and confirm reputations.
The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 24 contests taking place over three days. Derby Friday is a real "party night" with great racing and live bands keeping the atmosphere alive until late into the evening. Derby Saturday is THE social day of the year with top quality racing including the iconic Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby itself. Derby Sunday concludes the meeting and is themed as a family day, but has tremendous quality racing as well. Altogether it's a "must see" for any racing fan.
Race & Stay Packages
Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July - Our fabulous Irish Derby weekend Race and Stay packages are perfectly designed for you to enjoy a perfect racing break at The Curragh with our expert team arranging your choice of several luxury Hotels with luxury return transport and racecourse hospitality included.
We have 6 pre-built packages for you to consider utilising the excellent Keadeen Hotel. If you have a special requirement or don't see a package that suits you please do contact us using the form below.