2024 Festival Guide

Planning a trip to Punchestown Festival 2024? Don’t miss out on the Grand Finale of the season taking place from Tuesday 30th April – Saturday 4th May. Here’s all you need to know…


Festival Changes

Earlier start times, a change in tickets available and pricing, refreshed Festival layout and an enhanced race day experience. Click here to read all about it.


Festival Racing

40 races including 12 Grade 1 contests and a total prize pot of just over €3.5 million euro, this is a big deal! Click here to view the 2024 race programme.


More Than Racing!

Not only do we have pulse accelerating racing, Punchestown Festival is a must in the social calendar. Live music, buzzing bars & a selection of delicious eateries, there is lots to look forward to.

Visit the social hub of the festival with your friends and enjoy a chic Bollinger Bar, buzzing Festival Bar, final fence views and much more.


Style & Family

Here at Punchestown there is no dress code but we do encourage smart casual dress. The ladies & gents can scrub up on their style skills for this years Bollinger Best Dressed Competition.

The final day of Festival 2024 is the Ballymore Family Fun Day. Whether your five or ninety-five there is something for everyone to enjoy with FREE childrens entertainment in our Junior Jockey Club.


How are you travelling?

Boat, train, car or plane! Take a look at our Festival transport page here for all your travel needs.


Where are you staying?

Punchestown Racecourse is situated amongst a variety of different accommodation partners to suit your needs. Availability is running out quick so make sure to pop over to our accommodation page here and see what’s on offer!


Here are a few points not to forget..

  • Whilst the atmosphere is electric & the competition is on fire, our festival is in Ireland at the end of April so a good coat & umbrella wouldn’t go astray.
  • Try and bring cash with you to the course as although there are cash points the queues may just cost you an epic view of the Gold Cup winner crossing the line.
  • If you are prone to being asked for ID, bring it with you. We wouldn’t want you sipping on Ribena while your friends are testing out the new Bollinger Bar.
  • Don’t forget the tickets!

Visit our FAQ section for more!


Festival Race Times (Subject to minor changes)
Day Gates Open First Race Last Race
Tuesday 12pm Hospitality/12pm Public 2.30pm 6.35pm
Wednesday 12pm Hospitality/12pm Public 2.30pm 6.35pm
Thursday 12pm Hospitality/1pm Public 3.40pm 7.40pm
Friday 12pm Hospitality/1pm Public 3.40pm 7.40pm
Saturday Saturday 11.30am for all 2.30pm 6.30pm