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Killarney July Racing Festival

Killarney’s July Racing Festival will combine the very best of horse racing with a fantastic festival atmosphere for all race-goers. Monday to Wednesday are evening meetings with the first race off at 5.40pm approx. and Thursday is an afternoon meeting with the first race off at 2pm approx. The festival runs this year (2014) from July 14 through July 17th.

The festival will be opened on Monday with ‘Family Evening’ with a dedicated children’s entertainment area which includes bouncy castles, face painting, children’s disco and lots more to entertain the families and children.

Tuesday features some great national hunt and flat racing. On Wednesday, Killarney Racecourse plays host to some of the 2014 Rose of Tralee contestants and their escorts.

The Dawn Milk Ladies Day will take place on Thursday and is the highlight of the July Racing Festival attracting capacity crowds at the boutique racecourse each year. The winners of the Queen of Fashion and the Most Stylish Hat Competition will enjoy luxury trips to the fashion capitals of Europe, Paris & Milan and receive a specially commissioned crystal vase.

The 2014 festival will feature The (Grade C) Bourn Vincent Memorial Handicap Chase.

via Discover Ireland

Killarney July Racing Festival 2011

Dates: Monday, 12th July to Thursday, 15th July 2011

A highlight in the racing calendar, come and enjoy four days of great racing in one of Ireland’s most beautiful courses. Enjoy the thrills of racing with live music each day after racing, big screen viewing and fantastic competitions ensuring four days of exciting entertainment for all.

Further information is available from info@goracingkillarney.com or telephone 064-6631125.

Killarney August Races

The countdown is on for the August Races in Killarney, which begin on Tuesday, August 17, and will run for four days.

It’s a racing festival, being held for just the second time following its success in its inaugural running last year, that is offering something for everyone this year.

The popular races are a perfect way for the people of Killarney and those visiting the town to give a proper send-off to an unforgettable summer of sport that saw Killarney also successfully host the 3 Irish Open.

With the widespread media coverage of the Irish Open displaying Killarney’s beauty for all to see, visitors from far and wide are expected to descend on the town for the August Races which take place on Ireland’s most scenic racecourse.

There is a chance for the ladies to get dressed up, particularly on Friday, August 20, when TV3’s Sinead Desmond will be the celebrity judge of the most Appropriately Dressed Competition.