'Kildare - The Thoroughbred County'
There has never been a better time to go horse racing in the heart of the Thoroughbred County of Kildare. The hotel's proximity to the Curragh, Naas and Punchestown Racecourses make it the perfect base for race meetings year round. The hotel is the closest hotel to the Curragh, only 2km away!
The Curragh Racecourse (1.5km)
The word “Curragh” means "place of the running horse". It is home to the 5 Irish Classics and another 13 race days annually, inlcuding the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. The Keadeen is the closest hotel to the racecourse (2km) and shares a unique history with this wonderful racing venue. Seen by many as the best flat course in the world and with the new stand completely rebuilt at a cost of €80 million, The Curragh Racecourse is now the most state-of-the-art racing venue in the world.
Punchestown Racecourse (12km)
Punchestown is known as the home of Irish Jumps Racing and plays host to the annual Irish National Hunt Festival. It also hosts large outdoor concerts. The Keadeen is only 15 minutes away from Punchestown.
Naas Racecourse (12km)
Naas Racecourse is a horse racing venue in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, approximately 18 miles from Dublin. The course stages both Flat racing and National Hunt racing.