Saturday 30th June

Derby Festival - Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day

RACE DAY INFORMATIONHospitality and Race & Stay Packages

Saturday 30th June

Derby Festival - Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day

The pinnacle of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival Weekend, and the Irish Racing Year, offers you the chance to enjoy the premier classic race of the season in Ireland. Fabulous racing, glamorous fashion, fantastic food and music make Irish Derby Day the best social day of the year. Won last year in thrilling fashion by Capri beating multiple group winner Cracksman, the English Derby Winner Wings of Eagles and the unlucky French Derby runner up Waldgeist this was rightly considered to be one of the best races of the year.

In our Legends Restaurant, located on the ground floor of our new hospitality marquee we offer a 4 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 4 course lunch, with a few extras such as our racing panel before racing and a welcome glass of prosecco.

With admission starting from only €25 and music continuing the atmosphere after racing this is the best racing and social days of the year which will enthrall you with the special combination of excellent sporting action, brilliant entertainment, delicious food and drink and dazzling glamour. Not to be missed by any serious racing fan.


  • Date: Saturday 30th June
  • Gates Open: 11:30
  • First Race: 14:00
  • Last Race: 19:30
  • Adult Admission From €25.00
  • 3 Day Festival Admission From €55.00

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

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
  • Prosecco Reception
  • 4 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
259per guest
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This Package Includes:

  • Racecourse Admission
  • 4 Course Luncheon
  • Reserved Table for the Day
  • Race Card for Each Guest
  • In Room Bar and Racing TV
  • Tote Staff to take your bets
229per guest
  • ------------------
  • Make Enquiry

Irish Derby Festival Race & Stay Packages

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Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

Irish Derby Festival

Complete Hotel, Ticket, Hospitality & Transport packages from only €139 pp

Our Curragh Classics packages are designed to let you Check in and Chill out!
We look after all of the arrangements for you with guaranteed top-quality Hotel Accommodation, Transport to and from the races with either first class Hospitality or just Admission Tickets if you prefer.

Whether you are a single traveller, couple, small or large group we have packages to suit all requirements and all budgets. Our special Pre-Built packages offer exceptional value for money but we can always tailor any package to suit your exact needs and preferences. A quick email to us and we'll get right back to you with a personal quotation.

Why not book your package to be there as some of the world's best Trainers, Jockeys and Equine Superstars make history as they compete for Classic Glory at The Curragh this season.

Start by selecting your preferred Hotel from the choices below.

How to Get to The Curragh

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

Return Coach Plus Admission

Return Coach From Belfast or Dublin to the Curragh with Admission Included

You can buy your return Coach And Curragh Admission tickets here from BELFAST, departing from Glengall Street for only €75 and from DUBLIN, departing from either Burgh Quay in the City Centre or The Red Cow Luas Coach Stop for only €50 for Derby Day this season.

Once you have purchased we will email you your coach and admission e-tickets which you will need to print and bring with you to the coach and to gain admission to the racecourse.

  • Tickets must be purchased 3 days in advance.
  • Tickets are non-refundable once issued.
  • The times shown are DEPARTURE times from each location.
  • We cannot wait for you if you are late.
  • This is a PRE-BOOK service ONLY you cannot buy a ticket on the Coach.

Coaches arrive and depart from the Dublin Coach Stop in the Main Car Park at The Curragh. Coach Timetables are given "as is", please check the timetable on your coach e-ticket.

Coach Tickets for other Race Days are available here:

Coach Information

  • Date: Saturday 30th June
  • Departs Belfast: 09:25
  • Departs Burgh Quay: 11:45
  • Departs Red Cow Luas: 12:10
  • Arrives Curragh: 12:45
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  • Departs Curragh: 19:00
  • Arrives Burgh Quay: 20:00
  • Arrives Belfast: 22:20

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.


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: We look forward to meeting you soon.

Irish Derby Festival Extras

Special side trips to add to enhance your weekend

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