Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath

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Fairyhouse Racecourse is a horse racing venue in the Republic of Ireland. It is situated in the parish of Ratoath in County Meath, on the R155 regional road, 3 kilometres (2 mi) off the N3. It hosted its first race in 1848 and since 1870 has been the home of the Irish Grand National steeplechase.
The racetrack itself is a one-mile and 6.5 furlong right-handed circuit, with a 2.5 furlong straight and a slight uphill finish. The main business of Fairyhouse racecourse is betting on the races known traditionally in parts of Ireland as turf accountancy. Admission to Fairyhouse race meetings is free to under-16s along with various other promotions such as concession rates for OAPs and seasonal festivals (i.e. Winter Festival, Easter Festival etc.) It also hosted the first three Witnness music festivals from 2000 to 2002 inclusive.
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  • Traveled from Dublin which was fairly easy. Caught 103 then 105 bus. Bus drivers were brilliant with us and dropped us off right outside the race course. Race course very clean it was Saturday 14th...  more »
  • My husband, daughter & boyfriend, and I had never seen hunt racing. We were going to be in Dublin for a few days and booked a table in the Bobbyjo Bistro for the first day of the Winter festival...  more »
  • Brilliant market to shop amazing stuff to fined
  • Great day out on the weekend. Market is brilliant and huge

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