Day 1 - Leopardstown
Saturday 9 September, The Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes Day
The Curragh Racecourse
Ireland has five main ferry ports – Belfast, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Larne and Rosslare, and seven main airports - Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon and Waterford. If travelling from Great Britain to Ireland by ferry, you can bring your car or go as a foot passenger.
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From Dublin take Exit 9 off the M50 onto the N7 southbound. Take Exit 12 off the M7. When you arrive, you’ll find plenty of free car parking. Visit the AA Roadwatch website for more travel information.
The Curragh offer a free shuttle bus service from Newbridge, picking up at the train station and outside Riverbank Theatre and from Kildare, picking up at the train station and in the Square at the bus stop. This initiative is sponsored by Manguard Plus.
Expressway have a new direct bus return service from Dublin to The Curragh on race days – Busaras, Temple Bar (Wellington Quay), Heuston Station, Red Cow (Luas). To reserve your place, see expressway.ie. Return €25, under 16s €18
There is plenty of free car parking at the venue
Mainline trains from Heuston Station (Dublin), Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway to Kildare Town with complimentary shuttle bus to the racecourse. Call Iarnród Éireann at: +353 (0) 1 836 6222.