The Punchestown Festival from Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 April 2022.
Tuesday 26 is William Hill Champion Chase Day
Wednesday 27 is Ladbrokes Gold Cup Day
Thursday 28 is Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle & Goffs Sale
Friday 29 is Paddy Power Champion Hurdle and Ladies Day
Saturday 30 is Ballymore Champion Four-year-old Hurdle, Family day and charity race day.
First race 3.40pm and last race 7.40pm. Gates 12.30pm. Last Orders 2 hrs after the last. (Tuesday - Friday)
First race 2.30pm last race 6.30pm. Last Orders 2 hours after the last (Saturday)
Subject to slight change.
Senior, student and Teen Scene (15 - 18 years) must be purchased on the day please. The reason for this is because some were avilaing of the discount when they were not entitled to. There is a €10 concession on the full ticket price.
How To Get Here
There is a direct coach service from Dublin City Centre and a shuttle service from Naas.
Bus, plane, boat or train! Click Here for your travel options.
Whilst many venues are booked out there is always a last minute cancellation or two.
Email us on hospitality @punchestown.com or call +353 (0)45 897704
Where To Stay
From hotel rooms to all inclusive transfers and accommodation. CLICK HERE to view all our partners.
The Bollinger Best Dressed competition returns from Tuesday 26th to Ladies Day on Friday 29th April.
What To Wear?
Smart casual and smarter is advised! Although the style stakes are high we recommend you keep warm as it is Ireland at the end of April and anything can happen! There is a cloakroom service onsite. It is located on ground level of the panoramic stand beside the horse walk.
Cashback & Contactless
There will be contactless payment available but we always advise to arrive prepared with some cash. There is an ATM on site but don't be the one who misses their bet by standing in the queue as your tip of the day crosses the line in front!
Wheelchair & Limited Mobility Access
Following consultation and customer feedback Punchestown are happy to issue complimentary access to one carer per person.
Punchestown is a wheelchair friendly venue.
Contact: Should you wish to contact us for further info don't hesitate to call +353 45 897704 or email email@example.com
General Admission from €30pp
This ticket allows access to the general enclosure, parade ring, grandstand, public food outlets, The Street shopping area and plenty of bars.
Upgrades can be purchased on the day for €10pp should you wish to access the reserved enclosure (subject to availability).
Reserved Enclosure from €40pp
Enjoy all the general admission ticket facilities and more! The Reserved enclosure is the social hub of the festival and the home of the new Hunt Stand, famous Sky Bar, the Bollinger Lounge as well as numerous food outlets. Festival goers can get very close to the racing action on our viewing lawns and then dance the evening away with Dj’s and Live music. Early booking is advised for Festival Friday.
Party Packs (Group Deal) from €30pp
The Party Pack is the ideal solution for social groups, hens, stags, family occasions and work outings. This all-inclusive pack gives you all you need to get your festival off to a great start and offers savings of up to €14pp. From just €30pp each person receives admission, official racecard, €5 match bet and a €5 beverage voucher. For groups of 10 people or more.
Flexi Ticket from €40pp
As the name suggests the Flexi ticket is flexible and allows the holder to attend on any one of the five days. This is ideal if you are purchasing as a gift.
Senior and Students from €20pp
All ages are welcome at Punchestown and we offer a €10 concession on standard ticket prices to seniors and students. These tickets can only be purchased on the day with official form of I.D.
Teen Scene from €17pp
All children under 14 years of age race for free at Punchestown. For young people aged 15, 16 and 17 we have a specially designated Teen Scene turnstile. Please note that the Ireland Agecard is the official form of proof of age at Punchestown.
Dining Packages from €149pp
All hospitality options include admission as part of the package. Click HERE to view our 2022 Hospitality Brochure.
Finally it's time to style!
The famous Bollinger Best Dressed Lady competition returns from Tuesday 26th to the final on Friday 29th April, Ladies Day.
Bollinger believe that life can be perfect and this prize is as close as it gets. The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady will win a VIP trip for two people to the exclusive Bollinger Estate in the champagne region of France. The winner and guest will enjoy a private tour of the estate and guided tasting experience. Furthermore, this trip of a lifetime also includes Michelin star dining, chauffeur transfers, five-star accommodation and more. Daily winners will receive a beautiful goodie bag.
A finalist will be chosen on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They then progress straight to the grand final on Friday where our 2022 Bollinger Best Dressed Lady will be crowned. Judging commences from 1.30pm with the daily selection taking place just after the first race. Our advice? Arrive early!
The elegant Bollinger Garden and Lounge in The Style Quarter will be the epicentre of all things fashion at the Punchestown Festival. This is will be the beginning and end point of the style scouts search for contenders. Wander past the champions garden, circle the parade ring, through Osprey Avenue shopping venue and under the reserved enclosure arch. Take your time. Take it all in.
Introducing The Style Council, a fresh new take on the selection process for Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition. This collective of ladies have exceeded and excelled in the world of fashion, business, cosmetics and the are widely respected for their style choices and advice.
It goes without saying that the following tips stand the test of time when it comes to the Bollinger Best Dressed and indeed life in general!
Be comfortable and enjoy what you wear. If you feel good, you look good, move well, carry yourself better and have a general air of confidence!
Style has no price tag. Winners in the past have worn high street, vintage, home made and reconditioned. It's how you put it together. It's about sustainability, an investment buy, a bargain find or something handed down. It's about YOUR style story.
Just like the clothes the woman that is in them can be any age, shape or size. Do your thing. We salute you.
Arrive early in the day. Better again arrive early in the week. The competition is kinder on Tuesday and Wednesday plus early week finalists have an excellent strike rate in the grand final!
Yipeee! It's Back!
The Ballymore Festival Family Day returns on Saturday 30th April. While the fun will still be mega the set-up will be a little different this year.
As the event centre is still being used for not-so-fun-stuff (aka Covid19 testing centre) we have moved the Junior Jockey Fun Club to the Northern Enclosure. So come through the turnstiles and entrance and continue up to the left.
Just like the good old days there will be a super funfair with some free fun tokens, face painting, inter active games area, music and dancing. This family zone is track side so the horses will be very near by.
Our Osprey Avenue Shopping Area will showcase lovely Irish brands with millenary, fashion, art and sculpture, homewares and lifestyle products so make sure to allow time for a browse.
**Children under 14 years of age will race for free once accompanied with an adult**