Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival - Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July
Ireland's biggest social and sporting occasion - The Curragh Racecourse
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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

Event Information

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 negotiated the best rates with our selected Hotel's and our service offers guaranteed availability for the packages we offer. Whether you are on your own or require a large group package we can help. Check out our pre-built packages below, if you require something different please do get in touch and we will tailor a package to suit you and your guests perfectly.

The Marker Hotel Dublin
From only €239pp
Dublin City Centre
The Keadeen Hotel Newbridge
From only €175pp
Curragh, County Kildare
The Westgrove Hotel Clane
From only €125pp
Clane, County Kildare
The Osprey Hotel Naas
From only €175pp
Naas, County Kildare
The Killashee Hotel Naas
From only €175pp
Naas, County Kildare
The Lawlors Hotel Naas
From only €139pp
Naas, County Kildare

Build Your Own Package

If you do not see the package that you want - tell us, our expert Curragh Concierge Service can now offer you the same excellent deals for "Build Your Own" Race and Stay packages too! Simply complete the form below and tell us what you want in as much detail as possible, we'll get right back to you with a personal quotation for your exact requirements.