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Horseracing and Equestrian

Bellewstown Races

Bellewstown racecourse, on the Hill of Crockafotha in Co Meath, is beautifully situated in a rural setting with magnificent views of the Mountains of Mourne to the north and the Irish sea to the east. The first recorded date of the Bellewstown Races was in 1726.  

This superb one mile and one furlong left handed course, in a truly unique location, features both flat and hurdle racing. 
Bellewstown Races are synonymous with top class racing, wonderful summer evenings, family entertainment and ladies day races which add to the fun.

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The Racecourse, Bellewstown, Co Meath, A92 EC82

Fairyhouse Racecourse

Fairyhouse Racecourse is one of Ireland's premier horse racing venues. Situated in the parish of Ratoath in County Meath. It is the home of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National. The first race meet was held in 1848. In 1870, the first Irish Grand National steeplechase was held here.


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Fairyhouse Racecourse
Co. Meath

Laytown Races

The Laytown Races occupy a unique position in the Irish racing calendar, as Ireland’s only horse racing event run on a beach under the Rules of Racing.

The Flat racing event takes place once a year, every September, on the County Meath strand, on a straight, almost level course. Races are confined to six and seven furlong distances.

The committee led by current Chairman Joe Collins, oversees the organisation of the yearly race meeting alongside manager Kevin Coleman.


Laytown, Co. Meath

Navan Racecourse

Navan Racecourse has been recognised as one of the fastest growing racetracks in the country. Located just north of Dublin in the heart of County Meath, easily accessible from Newry and the north It’s central location in Meath’s Royal County, makes an ideal choice to visit.

Horse Racing has taken place at Navan's “Royal County” Proudstown site since the 1920's. Set in 181 acres, the track is highly respected by Owners and Trainers who recognise that it's stiff uphill finish is a true test of their horses fitness and stamina.


Proudstown Road, Navan, Co. Meath