Fairyhouse racecourse

The Irish Grand National takes pride of place during a four-day Easter meeting with other quality races including the Powers Gold Cup. The first meeting was in 1848 when the Ward Union Hunt held their point-to-point while the National was first run in 1870.

The course itself is right-handed, relatively flat and is 1m 6f in length. It is 23km from Dublin city centre, just off the N3 or the N2 via Ratoath.

Address: Fairyhouse Raceourse, Ratoath, Co Meath, Republic of Ireland
Tel: 353 018 256 167
Admission: Midweek meetings and Saturdays €8; Sunday meetings €10; Festivals Please enquire at the racecourse
Road: Situated 10 miles north west of Dublin, the course is 30 minutes drive from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport
Rail: Heuston station. A bus service runs from Central Bus Station on all racedays
Car park: Free
Flat: A right-handed circular track of over 1m 6f with minor undulations and a slight uphill finish, there are chutes for 6f and 7f races.
Jumps: A right-handed, wide, good galloping, square-shaped undulating course 2m round with very fair fences.