Racing underway at Punchestown Races

Punchestown Festival

2 and 3 Night Packages from £575

Tuesday 30th April to Saturday 4th May 2024

The 2024 Punchestown Festival starts on Tuesday 30th April and concludes on Saturday 4th May 2024 at Punchestown Racecourse near Naas in County Kildare. The “finale” meeting of the Irish Jumps season where the Champion Owner, Trainer and Jockey are crowned.

The 5 Day Meeting in County Kildare is a draw for the very best owners and trainers from both sides of the Irish Sea. With its unique mix of racing, live entertainment and the finest food and drink, Punchestown Festival is a must for all National Hunt Racing fans.

A showcase of jump racing is in store over five fabulous days where 12 grade one contests and over €3.3 million in prize money is up for grabs. Seasoned campaigners compete shoulder to shoulder with rookies and new names and this is where our champions are crowned and fresh talent emerges. It is truly a fitting finale meeting for our horses, trainers, jockeys and owners who have entertained us over the jump season.

Few sporting experiences compare with the raw energy of horse racing in Ireland. It is inherent in Irish culture and heritage. It is fast, it is tough, it is fiercely competitive but it is exhilarating, thrilling and passionate in equal measure. The energy from the track feeds the enclosures where the atmosphere is unbeatable. The soundtrack of cheering, chat, live music and bustling bars injects that festive spirit. Do not miss it!!

Tuesday 30th April

The highlight of the first day is the Grade 1 Champion Chase which kicks off a fabulous 5 days of racing.

Wednesday 1st May

It’s Gold Cup Day along with two more Grade 1 Races, the buzz is incredible, and the racing is top class!

Thursday 2nd May

Thursday is the day for the long-distance hurdlers and 2-mile novice chasers with the two Grade 1’s being the Champion Stayers and Novice Chase along with the famous cross-country spectacle of the La Touche Cup.

Friday 3rd May

It’s time to dress up and party with Ladies Day, the action on the track includes the Champion Hurdle and Champion Novice Hurdle.

Saturday 4th May

It’s the finale and a more relaxed atmosphere with the focus on family fun. Two Grade 1’s includes the 4-Year-Old Champion Hurdle and the EBF Final.

The crowd cheering from the stands at Punchestown Racecourse.
  • Return flights from UK to Ireland.
  • Airport transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Race day transfer arrangements as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed official enclosure tickets.
  • Official tour merchandise.
  • An experienced Venatour Tour Manager.

Optional extras

(all include transport where applicable)

Brunch platter

Behind the scenes tour

Behind the scenes tour at Punchestown with racing brunch in our private suite.
(Tuesday or Wednesday only.)


per person

A row of champagne flutes being filled

VIP Hospitality

4 Course Lunch with complimentary bar in our private vantage suite.
(available Tuesday – Friday)


per person per day

An exclusive buffet spread

Buffet Hospitality

3 Course Buffet Lunch with cash bar in our private suite.
(Tuesday and Wednesday only.)


per person per day

A foal and her mare in the Irish National Stud in Ireland

Irish National Stud

This tour is only available with Osprey and Westgrove Hotel options


per person

Golfer swinging his club at Tulfarris Hotel Golf Resort and Spa


(This option is only available with Tulfarris Hotel option.)

from £40

per person per round

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