1st April 2018
Ryanair Gold Cup is the feature race on the opening day of the renowned Easter
festival. This enthralling contest is run over two miles and four furlongs and
boasts winners of the calibre of the likes of Arkle, Like A Butterfly and most
recently Kylemore Lough. The Ryanair Gold Cup is a Grade 1 race of the highest
quality and attracts some of England and Ireland’s best novice chasers aged
five years and up. As one of the highlights of the Irish racing calendar
punters are promised a day full of excitement and unpredictability, with top
quality horses being put to the test around one of Irelands most testing
tracks. Boasting a six figure prize fund, this illustrious race is sure to
attract some of the best novice chasers around to compete for this coveted
First race - 1.45pm | Gates open - 11.30am
Ryanair Gold Cup Day 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. 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.
Each year at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival, the La Bucca Easter Bonnet competition is held. This is a fantastic opportunity for the kids to show their creative side by making the most colourful and exciting bonnet hats. There are some great prizes on offer from La Bucca Restaurants for both the winner and runners up. Be sure to stop by the La Bucca Marquee on Easter Sunday where there will also be lots of great treats on offer.
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
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