2nd April 2018
The showpiece of the Irish Racing Calendar returns to Fairyhouse for Easter 2018. The "Race of the People" the BoyleSports Irish Grand National encompasses all the glamour and excitement that National Hunt Racing has to offer.
In 2017, a huge crowd of 15,804 was bathed in sunshine and enjoyed one of the
most exciting BoyleSports Irish Grand National winners for many years
at Fairyhouse, as they cheered home the winner Our Duke, trained by Jessica Harrington and ridden by Robbie Power in what was probably one of the most impressive wins for years over the
grueling course of 3 miles and
2017 sees the prize fund of the race increase significantly, with €500,000 now on the line, the great race is sure to attract another stellar cast.
First race - 2.00pm | Gates open - 11.30am
The BoyleSports Irish Grand National and the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse is about much more than the outstanding racing. There is great entertainment all weekend long. In 2016 the brilliant Paddy Casey took to the stage after racing to wow the crowds on Easter Monday and Sharon Shannon took to the stage on Easter Sunday. In 2017 The Kilkennys played us out with a raucous set to keep the party going long after the racing was finished. There is also music in our hospitality areas with local favourite and Eurovision veteran Eamonn Toal playing to guests in the Bobbyjo Bistro and different acts playing in both the Festival Marquee and the Arkle/Ballyhack Rooms.
The racing is complemented with these great musical acts and a real party atmosphere is enjoyed by all in attendance.
Easter Monday is the biggest day of the year at Fairyhouse, which in turn attracts
some of Ireland’s most stylish ladies. Our hugely successful Easter festival,
culminating in the world famous BoyleSports Irish Grand National is home to one of Ireland's
most prestigious Ladies Days with elegant, authentic style on show. Here at
Fairyhouse we encourage brilliance on and off the track and invite competitors
to showcase their unique styles incorporating colour, emerging trends and tasteful
accessories in the hope of winning our coveted prize. We know our guests work hard to
look their best so we work hard to supply a premium prize package for your
efforts. Last year we teamed up with Carton House to supply our stylish winner
with a prize worth €8,000, with the our judge, Sky Sports Rachel Wyse making the final decision on the winner. Each year Fairyhouse allocates a unique theme to our
Ladies Day so be sure to keep an eye on our website for the big announcement for Easter 2018.
Leave the car at home and enjoy the Easter Festival Coach Service. A fantastic return service delivering you to the door at Fairyhouse direct from Dublin City Centre. Run with our travel partners Marathon Sports Tours, we will have price and timing details coming soon.
Check out the best ways to get to Fairyhouse to enjoy your day at the races
There are lots of options to come and enjoy the great atmosphere of the Easter Festival, find yours here
Find out what to wear, from Ladies Day to general race days
Ticket Hotline: (01) 825 6167