Sports and outdoors

Killarney's May Racing Festival

May 11 2014 - May 13 2014
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Address

Killarney Racecourse, Ross Road, Killarney, Kerry, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)646631125
E: sales@killarneyraces.ie

Three days of the very best of festival racing. Sunday and Monday are national hunt cards. Tuesday offers a mixed card of national hunt and flat racing. Sunday is Lá na Gaeilge and has an Irish cultural theme.

Killarney’s May Festival kicks off on Sunday 11th of May and offers 3 days of the very best of Festival Racing. Sunday and Monday are both national hunt cards whilst Tuesday offers a mixed card of national hunt and flat racing.

Sunday 11th of May is Lá na Gaeilge and has an Irish cultural theme to the day. Traditional Irish music song and dance will take place throughout the afternoon. Traditional Irish musicians will play at the entrance to the racecourse giving everybody the opportunity to get their feet tapping and to practice their “Cúpla Focal” of Gaeilge. Lively Irish musicians and dancers will take part in an interactive dancing and music forums and dancers will demonstrate Irish dancing, set dancing and sean-nos dancing.

The first race on Sunday the 11th May is due to start at 2.00pm approx. with the feature race of the day being The Grade B Ladbrokes.com Handicap Hurdle with a prize fund of €50,000.

The first race on Monday the 12th May kicks off at 5.30pm approx. with the feature race on the card being The McSweeney Arms Hotel Handicap Steeplechase with a prize fund of €23,500.

Tuesday’s race card offers a mix of both national hunt and flat racing with the first race going to post at 5.15pm approx.