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Kilbeggan, Westmeath, Republic of Ireland
Mr Patrick J. Dunican
Kilbeggan Races is one of the most enjoyable experiences. It mingles the heart stopping spectacle of races over jumps, with the laid back charm of a genuine rural meeting.
With the distinction of being the only racecourse in Ireland where horse racing is over jumps under national hunt rules and with a recent €2.5 million upgrade, Kilbeggan Racecourse in County Westmeath is staking its claim as one of the best loved courses in the country.
See this peaceful town spring to life on race evenings as crowds gather in eager anticipation of the excitement, fun and thrill of the race. The racecourse is perfectly designed to ensure that you can get up close to the action or observe in comfort from the Pavilion Bar, or, should the mood take you, head along to the tented bar with live music on the hill overlooking the racecourse. The bars are a great place to mix with the locals and you’ll never be stuck for conversation.
The feature race of the year, the €50,000 Midland's Grand National, is staged in mid July and has quickly become one of the biggest summer race meetings in the country.