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Horse racing in Killarney

Horse racing in Ireland has a very long history, it dates back to the Finnian times! Ireland has 26 major racecourses- with 350 race meetings and 2,000 races annually.

Killarney Racecourse is widely considered to be one of the most picturesque racecourses in the world. It hosts a total of 13 race days, three summer meetings and one autumn meeting.  Killarney Racing dates back to 1922 and Ross Road has been home to Killarney racing since 1936.

Killarney comes alive during the meetings and Ladies Day is one of the most popular events in the Killarney calendar. Scotts Hotel is an ideal place to stay for the Killarney Races. Join us at Scotts Bar & Courtyard for pre and post racing dining. Our town centre location, is only a short walk to Killarney Racecourse.

Killarney Racing Festival Dates


Sunday, 12th

Monday, 13th

Tuesday, 14th


Monday, 15th

Tuesday, 16th

Wednesday, 17th

Thursday, 18th

Friday, 19th


Thursday, 22nd

Friday, 23rd

Saturday, 24th


Sunday, 6th

Monday 7th

The end-of-summer extravaganza at Listowel know as the famous “Listowel Harvest Festival”- a seven-day festival of fun and frolics.  Horse racing in Listowel dates back to 1858 and in 2018 Listowel Harvest Festival celebrated 160 years! Scotts Hotel is a great base for the Listowel Races, it is only 1 hour drive.

Interested in attending on of Kerry’s horse race meetings, we are happy to provide accommodation. Book Now

Scott Hotel Killarney Location
Scott Hotel Killarney Location
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