Killarney Racecourse

Horse Racing at Killarney

The Racecourse

Killarney Racecourse is Ireland’s most scenic racecourse. The fantastic racecourse offers a wide range of facilities, such as restaurants, bars, a café and a spectacular golf course within the rails and surrounding the racetrack.

Killarney Races hosts four racing festivals throughout the year. These take place in May, July, August and October annually and many people come from far and wide to embrace all that Killarney Races has to offer. There have been many iconic racing memories captured at Killarney Races, the glory days of the late Dr. Vincent O’Brien at Killarney is certainly one that stands out.

“Whatever knowledge I may have of horses, I owe a great amount of it to my father. He would have been considered one of the best judges of a young horse in the country. I went literally everywhere with
him – to races, to sales and to various farms all overlooking for young stock to make hunters, point-to-pointers and racehorses. I learnt so much in those years and I have no doubt that my father realised my great interest in, and love for, horses, and that he fostered it.”
– Dr. Vincent O’Brien.

To read more about the life of Dr. Vincent O’Brien check out our 2009 August Festival Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes Listed contest Racecard here.

Off the track, there have been many special moments to choose from with celebrities like Yvonne Connolly, Rosanna Davison, Gráinne Seoige and Keith Duffy, all fans of attending our famous Dawn Milk Ladies Days over the years.

For more information and race day updates, check out the Killarney Races website below.

Dining at the Racecourse

Killarney Racecourse offers racegoers a host of varied dining and bar options. From the Panoramic Restaurant, The Jim Culloty Bar, The Maurice O’Donoghue Stand and The Jockeys Whip there are plenty of choices to suit all tastes. Join us for live entertainment in The Jim Culloty Bar – a post-racing mu

The Panoramic Restaurant offers breathtaking views of the Racecourse with its own private balcony as well as bar and Tote facilities. The views from the restaurant are magnificent as it takes in Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, the Lakes of Killarney and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. It is certainly a view you won’t find anywhere else.

The Jim Culloty Bar hosts a large restaurant area with a hot carvery selection. It is the atmospheric heart of Killarney Racecourse and finishing off the days racing with our post racing live entertainment.

The Maurice O’Donoghue stand which overlooks the finishing post, offers patrons a coffee dock and sandwich bar that is a fan favourite while absorbing the racing action right in front of them.

The Jockey’s Whip takeaway is also another on-course option.

There really is something for everyone here at Killarney Racecourse.

To view the racecourse dining options available, click the button below.

Racegoers Club

Killarney’s Racegoers Club is one of the oldest clubs in Killarney. The club is operated by members in conjunction with Killarney Racecourse.

Annual Membership includes:

  • 2 tickets for every race day at Killarney Racecourse.
  • Enjoy 2 complimentary tickets for select race days at Mallow, Limerick and Punchestown.
  • Entrance to racegoers bar/private members area at Killarney Races.
  • Horse racing enthusiast social meet and greet.
  • Entry into several members draws.
  • Entry into the Grand National draw.

A single membership is €180.00 and if your friend or partner would like to join you, we currently offer a double membership package which is €270.00 and includes all of the benefits above.

For further information please contact Killarney Racegoers Club representatives:

Vincent Casey on 087 2461599 or John McEnery on 087 9090945.

Alternatively, you can contact Killarney Racecourse directly on:

Phone: 064 6631125 | Email:

Killarney Race Company’s most recent addition to its venue has been a most popular one indeed, Navé Coffee House. Yogis and coffee seekers from near and far are enjoying a visit to the wonderful facilities at Killarney Racecourse for exercise, caffeine and are often on a mission for both. There is ample space, a beautiful view, over fifty benches and lots of free parking to make it the perfect meet up place for a catch up with loved ones.

Open Monday through to Sunday from 8:30am-5.00pm. A great place to go for a coffee and a treat after an enjoyable round of golf.

Passion & Pride