• Fairyhouse Gold Cup

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    The Fairyhouse Gold Cup is the feature race on Easter Sunday. 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 Voix Du Reve.

    The Fairyhouse 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 prize. 

  • Family Day

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    Easter Sunday is also Family Day and promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family, and with ample free entertainment laid on for the kids, the parents are sure to be able to relax and enjoy some family time with a great day at the races.

    Our KIDS GO FREE policy means that all the family can experience one of Ireland’s most prestigious racecourses, the ‘older ones’, the thrills of and spills of spring racing, and the ‘younger ones’, all the free entertainment we have on offer, which will include; games, bouncy castles, face painting, balloon modelling and the Front Runner Club who will be running a special Grand National quiz. Caricaturist Darren Birdie will also be there doing art workshops throughout the day with the kids. 

  • Music

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    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. In 2018 and 2019 The Kilkennys played us out with a raucous set to keep the party going long after the racing was finished on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday! There is also music throughout our hospitality areas over the 3 day Festival. 

    The racing is complemented with these great musical acts and a real party atmosphere is enjoyed by all in attendance. The 2021 Act will be announced closer to the event!  

     

  • La Bucca Easter Bonnet Competition

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    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. 

  • Easter Festival Coach Service

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    Leave the car at home and enjoy the Easter Festival Coach Service with our travel partners Marathon Coaches.

    A fantastic return service delivering you to the door at Fairyhouse direct from Dublin City Centre on all 3 days of the festival. 

    Bus Combo Tickets are now on sale.

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