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 at Gowran Park will live long in the memory.

Next Race Meeting:   HOLDEN PLANT RENTALS RACE DAY – Saturday 9th March 2024 – First Race at 2.15pm

Our Complimentary Shuttle Bus service will leave from Kilkenny City Centre (just above the gates of Kilkenny Castle) One Hour before the first race.

Upcoming Race Dates

January – Thursday 25th – N.H. – Goffs Thyestes Chase (Grade A) & Galmoy Hurdle (Grade 2)

February – Saturday 17th – N.H. – Red Mills Race Day 

March – Saturday 9th  – N.H. – Shamrock Chase (Grade B)

April – Wednesday 3rd – Flat (Evening Meeting)

April – Wednesday 17th – Flat 

April – Wednesday 24th- Flat (Evening Meeting)

May – Wednesday 8th – Flat (Evening Meeting) – Victor McCalmont Stakes (L) & Vintage Tipple Stakes (L)

May – Wednesday 22nd – Flat (Evening Meeting) 

June – Monday 3rd – Flat – Bank Holiday – Gowran Classic 2024

June – Sunday 16th – Flat 

July – Saturday 27th – Flat – Ladies Day 2024 – Marble City Stakes (L)

August – Wednesday 14th – Flat (Evening Meeting)

September – Tuesday 3rd – Flat 

September – Saturday 21st – Flat – Cordell Lavarack Stakes (Group 3)

October – Friday 4th – N.H. Season Opener – Mucklemeg Mares Bumper (L) & Pat Walsh Memorial Hurdle (L)

October – Saturday 5th – N.H. – PwC Champion Chase (Grade 2)

October – Monday 21st – Flat Finale

November – Saturday 9th – N.H.

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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