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Frequently asked Questions

  • Where is Punchestown?

    Punchestown is situated 5 minutes outside of Naas Town.


    It can be easily accessed with all major road and rail services nearby.

  • Where can I buy tickets?

    Check out our race days here and book your tickets prior to the event.

    You can buy your tickets on the day with cash/card at the turnstiles but we recommend pre-purchasing tickets to avoid queues.

  • Where To Stay?

    From hotel rooms to all inclusive transfers and accommodation.


    Click here to view all our accommodation partners.

  • How To Get Here?

    We are easily accessible for all modes of transport. Click here to view your options.

  • What time should I arrive?

    Gates typically open two hours before the first race.

  • Are there buses for the Festival?

    Yes, you can visit our travel partner  Marathon Travel to avail of a return service to and from Dublin City Centre to Punchestown on all five days.

    Andy’s of Naas will also be running shuttle services to and from the track from Naas town on all five days of the Festival.

  • What bars are onsite?

    The Main Grandstand is host to the Archive, Loft & Sports Bar. We also have the Members Bar for any Punchestown Members in attendance each day.

  • Are there food facilities?

    We have public eating facilities at each race day in our Hay Café and Feedroom self-service restaurant.

    Contact the Hospitality team on to find out more about our pre-book Hospitality packages.

  • Is there a cloakroom?

    On non-Festival race days there is no cloakroom in operation.

  • Is there anywhere to store my luggage during racing?

    Yes, you can store any luggage you may have in the secretary’s office on the racecourse.

  • Cashback & Contactless?

    All bars will accept contactless payment however we do recommend that you bring cash with you on the day.

    Cashback is available from the main entrance building on each race day up until the 5th race. 

  • Is there Wi-Fi at the racecourse?

    Yes, WiFi is available throughout the racecourse.

  • Wheelchair & Limited Mobility Access?

    Following consultation and customer feedback Punchestown are happy to issue complimentary access to one carer per person. We are a wheelchair friendly venue and we offer a limited mobility car park area for those vehicles with the appropriate vehicle badges.


    There are public cafes, restaurants and bars on ground level and all buildings have lifts to upper floors for restaurant and hospitality venues. Wheelchair toilets are available in all buildings and we have wheelchair viewing platforms at the parade ring and also on the main grandstand.

  • What To Wear?

    Smart casual is advised but be sure to dress for the elements.

    It can be cold, wet & windy during the winter months but that’s nothing a good coat won’t fix!

  • How long do the races go on for?

    A typical race day takes place across 3.5/4hrs of live racing.

    Usually there are 7-8 races across the card with approximately a half hour between each race