Friday 11th May

Opening Weekend - Fabulous Friday

RACE DAY INFORMATIONHospitality and Race & Stay Packages

Friday 11th May

Opening Wekend - Fabulous Friday

The Flat is Back !! - The first day of the 2018 Season at The Curragh offers you the chance to enjoy some of the best racing featuring seven top class contests. Fabulous racing, glamorous fashion, fantastic food and music make our season opening day one not to be missed by any serious racing fan.

In our Pink Rooms, located on the ground floor of our new hospitality marquee we offer a 2 course dining experience and our package includes a reserved table for the day with lunch and a race card for each guest. In the Champions Terrace we offer the same fabulous 2 course lunch, with a few extras such as our racing panel before racing.

With admission starting from only €10 and music continuing the atmosphere after racing we will enthrall you with the special combination of excellent sporting action, brilliant entertainment, delicious food and drink and dazzling glamour.


  • Date: Friday 11th May
  • Gates Open: 12:00
  • First Race: 14:00
  • Last Race: 18:30
  • Adult Admission From €10.00

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and are admitted free

Curragh Dining Packages

Great Value Admission & Dining Packages

Dining at The Curragh is a unique experience featuring delicious menus designed and served by Ireland's 2016 and 2017 Event Caterer of the Year, John Coughlan Catering. Fine Dining at a Curragh Raceday affords guests sumptuous cuisine complemented by thrilling racing action. Whether you are on your own, a couple, want to entertain clients or are a large party group we promise you and your guests a fabulous day at Ireland’s most historic racecourse. If you have any questions regarding any of our Dining options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our dedicated sales team.


Champions Terrace

Premier Dining Facility

Located on the first floor of our luxurious Hospitality Marquee near the Parade Ring. The Champions Terrace offers a fine dining experience with excellent food and service. Raceday Capacity is 220 guests.

69per guest
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The Pink Room

Premier Dining Facility

Located on the ground floor of our luxurious Hospitality Marquee near the Parade Ring. The Pink Room offers a more casual dining experience with excellent food and service. Raceday Capacity is 160 guests.

49per guest
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Opening Weekend Race & Stay Packages

Great Value 1, 2 or 3 Night Hotel and Racing Packages From Only €99ppPackages include: 4 or 5* Hotel with Breakfast, Return Transport, Racecourse Admission and or HospitalityPerfect for Singles, Couples and Groups - They sell out FAST
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Getting to The Curragh

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Hospitality Guest Information

Useful Information & FAQ's about Hospitality
All public car parking at The Curragh is Free. Hospitality Guests should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the start of the first race. On arrival please go directly to the HOSPITALITY DESK, located near the admission turnstiles, where one of our helpful team will check you in and escort you to your selected restaurant. You may require a wristband to enter and re-enter the hospitalty area, if required the staff in the restaurant will provide these for you. Lunch service commences 30 minutes before the first race and concludes after the 4th race on each day. The table you have booked is your's for the day so please do wander around at your leisure and soak up the racing atmosphere.
Our menus have been carefully selected to suit most guest requirements but we do realise that some guests may require different meals. If you have a food allergy or require a special dish please do ask your server BEFORE ordering from any menu. Allergy information points are located near the cash desk in each hospitality location. All of our Hospitality areas have enhanced guest facilities and each location has Racing TV, Tote Betting Screens and an in house bar with waiter service. Your betting requirements are covered by mobile TOTE staff who will be in attendance throughout the afternoon, if you are unsure of any bet type please ask them.
There is no strict dress code at The Curragh, ties and hats are by no means necessary but Sportswear and offensive slogans on clothing will, of course, not be tolerated in hospitality areas. On the Classic race days the emphasis is definately more "glam" and guests do tend to dress up for the occasion. On any given race day you cannot go wrong with smart casual, racing is a long day out so please do dress how you are most comfortable and of course for the weather.
We value your custom and want you to have the best experience with us at The Curragh. Our friendly Hospitality Desk staff have years of experience in managing clients are are on hand throughout the afternoon to assist you in any way possible. You are welcome to contact us at the Hospitality desk at the races or anytime on 045 441205 or by email to: We look forward to meeting you soon.

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