Five Irish Meetings for Horse Racing Fans in Ireland

Five summer meetings for horse racing fansThe tradition of summer racing at Bellewstown dates back centuries.  Background: Bellewstown Racecourse, on the Hill of Crockafotha in Co Meath, is beautifully situated in a rural setting with views of the Mourne Mountains and the Irish Sea. There are two festivals, …

Killarney July Festival

Background: A picturesque track overlooking the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the first three days of the meeting take place in the evening, with flat racing on the Monday and mixed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ladies’ day, on the Thursday, is exclusively national hunt. Racing on Thursday and Friday is a day-time affair.

When: It takes place from July 15th-19th inclusive.

History: Racing at Killarney dates back to 1822 and was described in glowing terms some 20 years later by …

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