Friday 29th June

Derby Festival - Funky Friday

Hospitality and Race & Stay Packages

Friday 29th June

Derby Festival - Funky Friday

The official start of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival Weekend offers you the chance to enjoy a great night out with fabulous racing, classic hits from the 80's and 90's after racing and a exciting atmosphere that makes Derby Friday Night one of the best social evenings of the year.

Its Funky Friday !!
In our Pink Rooms DJ's will be playing classic funky and disco hits from the 80's and 90's during racing and we keep the retro disco feel going into the evening in our Grand Hall Marquee when racing finishes. We have special FUNKY FRIDAY HOSPITALITY WITH ADMISSION starting from only €29 pp as well as special overnight 4* RACE & STAY packages for only €99 pp and RETURN DUBLIN COACH and FUNKY FRIDAY packages from only €39 pp - Get them quick before we sell out.

With racecourse admission starting from only €12 and music continuing the atmosphere after quality racing this one of the best party nights of the year, just perfect for groups and hen & stag parties.

Information

  • Date: Friday 29th June
  • Gates Open: 16:00
  • First Race: 18:00
  • Last Race: 21:15
  • Adult Admission From €12.00

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

Curragh Racecourse Dining & Hospitality Packages

Great Value Admission & Dining Options for this Race Day

Curragh Dining Packages

Great Value Admission & Dining Packages
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Dining at The Curragh is a unique experience featuring delicious menus created, cooked on site 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.

Our two level Hospitality Marquee is finished to a very high standard with comfortable seating and space between tables. With In House Bar and Racing TV with a full Tote Betting Table service you won't even have to leave your seat to enjoy a great day at The Curragh. In our Champions Terrace on the top level Tables of 2,4,6,8, & 10 are available for all race meetings this season. 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.

The Champions Terrace

This Package Includes:

  • Racecourse Admission
  • 2 Course Luncheon
  • Reserved Table for the Day
  • Race Card for Each Guest
  • Guest Panel before Racing
  • In Room Bar and Racing TV
  • Tote Staff to take your bets
69per guest
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Funky Friday PACKAGES

This Package Includes:

  • Racecourse Admission
  • Cone Snack Hospitality
  • Casual Tables and Seating
  • In Room DJ Playing 80's & 90's Classics
  • In Room Bar and Racing TV
  • Tote Staff to take your bets
29per guest
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  • Make Enquiry

Funky Friday Complete Packages

Arrive - Eat - Enjoy - Stay - Get Home Safe
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Curragh Funky Friday Packages

4* Hotel, Racing and Transport packages from only €99 pp per night

Our great value Race & Stay Funky Friday packages are designed to let you Check in and Chill out!! We look after all of the arrangments for you with guaranteed Hotel accommodation, top quality transport to and from the races and racecourse admission with either first class hospitality. Dress them up or down to suit your group size and exact needs. From posh to party we can provide any type of package for you to enjoy with a top quality day at the races.

Packages for Friday 29th June at the excellent 4* Westgrove Hotel & Spa in Clane, located only 20 minutes from The Curragh, and a day at the races with return transport, racecourse admission, and our FUNKY FRIDAY hospitality package start from only €99 per person. Other packages in Different Hotels are available but if you cannot see what you want please use the form below to get in touch, tell us exactly what you want and we'll tailor a package to perfectly suit your group.

1 Night Package

99/pp
  • 1 Night 4* Westgrove Hotel
  • Breakfast in the Morning
  • Return Transport to the Races
  • Racecourse Admission
  • Funky Friday Hospitality Package

1 Night + Dublin Coach

Most Popular
119/pp
  • 1 Night 4* Westgrove Hotel
  • Breakfast in the Morning
  • Return Transport to the Races
  • Return Dublin Coach
  • Racecourse Admission
  • Funky Friday Hospitality Package

1 Night + VIP Hospitality

149/pp
  • 1 Night 4* Westgrove Hotel
  • Breakfast in the Morning
  • Return Transport to the Races
  • Racecourse Admission
  • Champions Terrace Hospitality Package

How to Get to The Curragh

It's Never been as easy to enjoy a day at the Races

Dublin Coach Plus Admission

Return Coach From Dublin to the Curragh with Admission Included
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Buy your Return Dublin Coach & Curragh Admission Tickets here: When you have completed your purchase we will email you your e-ticket with booking information and coach timetable. Coach Tickets for other Race Days are available here:

Please note: that you must purchase your tickets before travel and 3 days before travel date. Please PRINT your e-tickets which will be scanned on entry by the driver and at the racecourse to gain admission. This is a scheduled service and the drivers WILL NOT WAIT FOR YOU IF YOU ARE LATE

Coaches depart from Burgh Quay at different times on each race day, please check the information above and accompanying your ticket when you purchase.
Coaches depart the Curragh Racecourse from the Coach Park for the return journey usually 1 hour after the last race.

Coach Information

  • Date: Friday 29th June
  • Departs Burgh Quay: 15:00
  • Departs Red Cow Luas: 15:30
  • Arrives Curragh: 16:15
  • Departs Curragh: 22:00

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Getting Here Other Options

Directions by Car, By Train or Private Hire

By Car

Our GPS Co-ordinates are: 53.1653° N, 6.8453° W - Take Exit 12 off the N7. When you arrive, you'll find plenty of free car parking in designated areas as you exit to the Curragh Roundabout.

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By Train

Mainline trains from Heuston Station (Dublin), Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway to Kildare Town. The Curragh operate a FREE shuttle service to and from Kildare station for all race meetings.

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Private Transport

We can arrange any type of transport you may require. Transport by Coach for groups or Chauffeur Drive for smaller parties by Limousine, Car, Mini-Coach or by Helicopter from anywhere in Ireland.

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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: info@curraghhospitality.com. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Tell Us What You Want

Just call us on +353 87 708 9685 or complete the form below and we'll get right back to you with a personalised quotation.