Gowran Park Racecourse

Gowran Park is one of Ireland’s leading racecourses and is located 15 minutes from Kilkenny city. The excellent hospitality facilities make Gowran Park the perfect location for a great racing day experience. Be it a corporate day out, a hen party, a family afternoon, Ladies Day or The Goffs Thyestes Chase, a day a Gowran Park will live long in the memory.

Next Race Meeting on Goffs Thyestes Day Jan 27th – First Race at 12.00 noon.  Please note there will be no Complimentary Shuttle Bus service from Kilkenny City Centre for this meeting.

While we endeavour to ensure you have a great day out, we have had to make several changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone following all government and health guidelines. It is important to note that these race meetings will not be a typical day at Gowran Park Racecourse.

Please take note of the important contained in The Racecourse Code of Conduct attached.


  • All ticket holders must provide a valid photo Identification to match the name on your ticket on arrival before being admitted. No photo I.D. will result in no admittance.
  • Please enter a valid email address, as all tickets will be e-tickets and sent to your email address once the purchase is made.
  • Do not attend if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days.
  • By claiming a ticket for this event, you are accepting & agreeing to the ticketing Terms & Conditions and Racecourse Code of Conduct.

Upcoming Race Dates

Hospitality & Packages

If you are looking for a unique venue for:

  • Client Entertainment
  • Sports and Social Club Outings
  • Special Occasions

Our hospitality offers at Gowran Park have grown from strength to strength. Clients are not only treated to a great day at the races, but they also get a unique dining experience.

All our food is freshly prepared on site by our in-house catering team at Good Enuf To Eat.

Learn more about our Packages

Latest News

Venue Hire & Events

Since completion of the new main stand at Gowran Park in 2003, state of the art hospitality facilities are available on the second floor of the Main Stand Building with spectacular views across the racecourse and golf course towards Mount Leinster.

The top floor includes the Club House Bar & Restaurant and the Rooftop Hospitality Suite.

Gowran Park is the perfect venue for Corporate Events, Exhibitions, Celebrations and Outdoor Events.

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