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:   Pat Walsh Memorial Race Day – Friday 29th September 2023.  First Race at 2.05pm. 

PwC Champion Chase Day – Saturday 30th September 2023.  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.

Please note our Cancelled Race Day on Saturday 16th September has been Rescheduled for Monday 16th October 2023. 

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.

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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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