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Racing At Barberstown Castle

Kildare is the Thoroughbred County of Ireland!  

If you are attending the upcoming Horse Sales, join the loyal guests who use Barberstown Castle as a home from home while attending the Sales at Goffs or Tattersalls.

Enjoy the thrill of the race at the Curragh, Naas or Punchestown Racecourses.  


Book a Thoroughbred Trail weekend Break May 20 - 21 Abu Dhabi Irish Guineas Festival, June 24 - 25 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival, July 15 - 16 Darley Irish Oaks weekend and September 9 - 10 The Irish Field St Leger weekend 2011.

Go behind the scenes with a trip to a horse trainer's yard such as Dermot Weld and enjoy a days racing at the Curragh Racecourse. Experience the thrill of the gallops and enjoy top class racing at the Curragh.

Irish National Stud

Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development and promotion o­f Irish bloodstock with its role as one of the country's major tourist attractions.

Irish National Stud - Home to some of Ireland's finest thoroughbreds.
Japanese Gardens - The finest Japanese Gardens in Europe.
Saint Fiachra's Garden - Woodland and lakeside walks.
Horse Museum - a state of the art modern exhibition where the Sport of Kings comes to life.

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Photo courtesy of Irish National Stud


Mondello Park Car Racing


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