• Ryanair Gold Cup

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    The 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 Road to Respect. 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 prize. 

  • Music

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    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 recent years we have been treated to some great musical performances from the likes of Paddy Casey, Sharon Shannon and most recently The Kilkennys and we are delighted to announce we will have the Kilkennys back for 2019 on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday! 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.


  • 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. A fantastic return service delivering you to the door at Fairyhouse direct from Dublin City Centre. Run with our travel partners Marathon Sports Tours, the service will depart from Custom House Quay for Fairyhouse at 12.00noon and 12.30pm on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. 

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