Family Fun Day with Kilkenny GAA

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Family Fun Day at Gowran Park

Date: Monday 3rd June
Gates Open: 12noon
First Race: 2.05pm
Last Race: 5.05pm

Complimentary Bus

We run a complimentary bus service for our race meetings. The bus can be picked up near the gates of Kilkenny Castle. It departs one hour before the first race and returns after racing.


There is something for everyone at the family fun day. In 2019 we have a raft of activities for all the family to enjoy out at the track. We have numerous inflatables, the National Reptile Zoo, Face Painting, Family BBQ & Picnic Area and Disney characters joining our Kilkenny Senior Hurlers for what promises to be a brilliant day.

Best Dressed

People love to get dressed up going to the races as it’s a sense of occasion there is an incentive to get dressed up for both the ladies and gentlemen. For the adults we also have a best dressed Lady & Gentleman competition kindly sponsored by the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel, Ballykeefe Distillery, Lady Lorna Designer Emporium & Costellos Beer and we are delighted to be joined by guest judges for the day Siobhan Donohoe & Niamh de Bruin.

Best Dressed Lady Kilkenny GAA Day 2019 Gowran Park


Purchase your general admission tickets now online here with 33% off up to 48 hours in advance. Price €10
We offer Silver and Gold packages at all race days which can be purchased online up to 24 hours before racing. Secure your tickets here.
Silver – €19, admission, race card, €5 drinks voucher & complimentary bus.
Gold – €29, admission, race card, €5 drinks voucher, €10 food voucher & complimentary bus.
Platinum packages for our rooftop restaurant with full corporate hospitality is €59 each and can be booked through our main office 056-7726229 or email

Here is the link to book your tickets


At Gowran Park we offer complimentary parking beside the track.

Race Schedule

2.05pm The Kullens Kitchen Thomastown Irish EBF Maiden of €15,500 – 7 furlongs
2.35pm The Ashgrove Stables Irish EBF Fillies Handicap of €25,000 – 7 furlongs
3.05pm The GAIN Apprentice Handicap of €10,500 (Rated 45-65) – 1 mile
3.35pm The Kilkenny City & County Vintners Irish EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden of €20,000 1 mile
4.05pm The UPMC/Whitfield Handicap of €10,500 (Rated 45-65) – 1 mile
4.35pm The PRL Kilkenny Handicap of €12,500 – 1 mile
5.05pm The Pharmacist-Led Care At Kissane’s Pharmacy (C & G) Maiden of €12,500 – 1 mile