Gowran Park Racecourse

Gowran Park is just 10 minutes from Kilkenny city and 30 minutes from Carlow Town on the R448 which is the road from Gowran to Thomastown. It’s less than 1 kilometre outside the village of Gowran itself.

Complimentary Bus

Gowran Park offers a complimentary bus from the gates of Kilkenny Castle to every race meeting in Gowran Park. The bus departs one hour before the first race and return approximately 30 minutes after the last race on the card.

Direction by Road To Gowran Park

Locate Code: R97-35-3RF

GPS Co-Ordinates: 52.62936, -7.06501

Gowran Park is 13km east of Kilkenny, 130km south of Dublin and 48km north of Waterford.

Directions from Dublin: Take the M9 South , exit at Junction 7 signposted Paulstown, follow the signs for Gowran. On entering the village of Gowran on the R448, drive straight through for approximately 2km, the entrance to Gowran Park is on your left. The main carpark is on your righthand side just after the main entrance.

Directions from Kilkenny: The racecourse is 8 miles from Kilkenny City. Take the N10 for 10km and branch right onto the R702 (signposted Gowran). On entering the village, turn right, following Thomastown/Waterford road, and drive straight for approx 1km, the entrance to Gowran Park is on your left.

Directions from Waterford: Take the M9 North, exit at Junction 7 signposted Paulstown
Follow signs to Gowran. On entering the village of Gowran, drive straight through for approx 2km, the entrance to Gowran Park is on your left.

Direction by Coach to Gowran Park:

Bus Eireann operate a bus service through Gowran Village. It’s Expressway 4 which runs from Dublin to New Ross via Waterford.

There are up to eight departures from Dublin daily. Check out the Bus Eireann website for latest timetables. www.BusEireann.ie

Direction by Rail to Gowran Park:

There is a regular train service to Kilkenny Station and Thomastown Station from Waterford and Dublin. Taxis are available from both stations. For more timetable see Dublin – Waterford Route

Directions by Air to Gowran Park

Dublin Airport is approximately a 90 minute drive from Gowran Park, while Cork Airport is 2 hours away.

Directions by Boat to Gowran Park

Rosslare Harbour is a 90 minute drive from Gowran Park.