Fairyhouse has quickly become one of Ireland’s premier racecourses and has been home to the Irish Grand National since 1870. The Irish Grand National is run over a distance of 3 miles and 5 furlongs and has twenty-four fences.
Fairyhouse attracts leading horses both on the flat and over jumps and the legends that have graced it’s course include some of the finest horses ever seen – Arkle, Desert Orchid, Flying Bolt, Captain Christy, Prince Regent, Persian War, L’escargot and more recently Istabraq, Bobbyjo, Florida Pearl and Limestone Lad.
Fairyhouse is a fine course of almost 2 miles round. It is relatively flat while the fences are stiff but fair and are a good test for any horse.
- Right-handed track
- One mile six furlong circuit
- 2 and a half furlong straight
- 11 chase fences and 8 flights of hurdles in one circuit
Fairyhouse Racecourse is located only a few miles from Dublin city centre yet is surrounded by green countryside. Its proximity to the capital and Dublin Airport ensures that Fairyhouse is easily accessible. There is no formal dress code at Fairyhouse, but the main recommendation is that you dress smart and for the weather.
Fairyhouse is definitely family friendly as all kids under 18 get free entry to the racecourse!