12 locals recommend
Tips from locals
Home of the major horse racing festival of the Irish National Hunt which is a wonderful festival to attend. Also many music festivals are held here. Originally home to the famous Oxegen Festival which was the biggest festival in Ireland before finishing up in 2013. Eminem, ACDC, Bon Jovi, Westlife…
World famous racecourse, renowned for hunt racing, equestrian and field sports. Festival takes place in May each year.
The Punchestown Festival is held from the end of April to the beginning of May each year. It is one of the highlights of the Irish jumping season.
Regular race meetings and events held here. The biggest being the 5 day racing festival at the end of April. Mix and mingle with the locals for a great day out, free tickets for guests on the Saturday
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