Limerick Races

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The Midwest region of Ireland has all the features which define the country to the world. The rich Irish culture and history is played out in the many festivals, bars, clubs and historic sites while the lush green landscape, cut by the famous Shannon River, provides the perfect setting for enjoying all the great outdoor activities on offer. There are three cities in the Midwest too, Limerick, Limerick and Galway, all of which welcome large visitor numbers. All three also offer terrific horseracing and while Galway and Limerick feature the traditional racecourses most associated with Ireland, Limerick races are staged within a modern course, with outstanding contemporary facilities for race viewing, drinks and dining.

Free Racing Tips While the racecourse may be new, there have been Limerick races for more than three centuries, held in six different venues until the most recent Limerick Racecourse was opened in 2001.

Occupying some 250 acres of a stud farm in Patrickswell, the course is situated just 8km from Limerick City and well placed for city visitors to take in some excellent racing and top hospitality during their stay.

There are Limerick races for fans of both National Hunt and Flat racing disciplines and with 19 fixtures held from October through to July there is racing to complement all the most popular attractions of the city and surrounds.

One of the most popular events is the Christmas Festival, when spirits are high and a good time is guaranteed.

Starting on Boxing Day, the festival runs for four days and is just one of the many festival holiday favourites, another being the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in March, a time when the celebrations are in full swing whether your horse wins or not. Family fun days are also a popular feature of the racing calendar and there are other themed events such as a Student Race Day, and Riverfest. For the racing purists, October is the time to enjoy the Munster National, while for those who prefer Flat racing; these are mostly held in the evening which adds a whole new dimension to experience.

Prices vary according to the fixture. The usual concessions are available for students and OAPs and children get admitted free when attending races with an adult.

Two-day tickets are available offering savings on individual day entry and discounts apply for group bookings.

An excellent way to take advantage of the superb modern facilities is to opt for a race day hospitality package which in addition to providing great vantage points for the races, incorporates some excellent dining and other features.
Limerick Races, inside rail

Limerick Races, winner Private suites to accommodate groups of between 10 and 450 people are available within the Hugh McMahon Stand and there are packages to suit every event from corporate functions to family celebrations. For those who simply want to dine in style whether as a couple or larger group there is the Panoramic Restaurant, a stylish dining facility which evokes all the class and sophistication of race day dining in the time honoured fashion.

Restaurant packages comprise entry into the course, a table booked for the whole day, great food, a race card and the services of the resident tipster. A cash bar and Tote betting facilities are also provided. The Premier Suite may also be used and there are various other private suites and hospitality options which add exclusivity and luxury to a great day at Limerick races.