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Irish Derby Festival 2016

The Ultimate Summer Festival – Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June 2016

There is only one place to be this summer and that’s the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at The Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare where we party in style…… #irishderby

This three-day racing festival promises a spectacle of fashion, entertainment, music and the finest racing from 24th June to 26th June.  The Derby is the ultimate destination to be enthralled and get swept up in the magic of an unmissable summer celebration with friends.  Held across three days in the height of summer, it is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is most definitely the social occasion of the year.

Get a feeling for what to expect and check out our #irishderby150 video below.

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FASHION

We will be seeking out the most stylish lady on Derby Day Saturday 26th June.  This year’s prize is worth €20,000 and the winner will walk away with a holiday of a lifetime to Dubai courtesy of Dubai Duty Free with €1,000 to spend at the multi-award-winning Dubai Duty Free as well as other spectacular prizes.

RACING

Some of the world’s top horses and jockeys will compete over all three days with the running of Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby attracting the creme de la creme of the equine world.

MUSIC

The weekend will play host to an array of live bands and DJs and on Friday 24th June we will have a concert after racing and then on Derby Day Saturday 25th June we’ll dance the night away to more live music after racing.

FOOD

The Derby Food Paddock serves the best dishes from Ireland’s leading food producers, including restaurants, bakers and artisan producers.  Racegoers can enjoy a huge variety of dishes located in the heart of the action beside the parade ring over all three days.

HOSPITALITY

We offer a wide choice of hospitality areas over Derby weekend ensuring guests have the best seat in the house to enjoy the biggest race day on the Irish racing calendar. Find out more about Derby hospitality packages or book online HERE

More Events

As part of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival there are a number of ancillary events taking place which is the ideal way to complete your entertainment over the Derby Weekend.

Food Paddock

Derby Food Paddock

Fri 24th June – Sun 26th June

The Derby Food Paddock makes a welcome return to this year’s Derby Festival, showcasing a selection of delicacies from Ireland’s leading food producers including restaurants, hotels, cookery schools, cheese makers, bakers and chocolatiers. Free to all, the Derby Food Paddock is located in the heart of the action beside the parade ring and is an exciting addition to the festival giving all race goers the opportunity to taste a spectacular variety of food from local restaurants – The Silver Restaurant, Jane Russell Sausages, Fallons of Kilcullen, East Coast Fish, Hartes, Rossmore Ice Cream, Silken Thomas and Creans Artisan Beers.

Music Village

Live Derby Music

As part of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival there are a number of ancillary events taking place which is the ideal way to complete your entertainment over the Derby Weekend.

Our Live Derby Music makes a party of the the Derby Festival weekend and all FREE with your admission ticket.  

Golf Classic

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Golf Classic

Thursday 23rd June – K-Club Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort (Palmer Course)

The opportunity to play on the world famous Palmer Course at one of the great Golf Classics of the year. Cost is €600 per team of 4 people to include pre Golf lunch, shotgun start at 2pm and dinner in the evening with a variety of great prizes. For bookings call O’Brien PR +353 (0) 45 446422

Derby Ball

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball

Friday 25th June – K-Club Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort

This star studded black tie event takes place on Friday 25th June in the stunning surroundings of the K Club and raises funds for local charity The Jack & Jill Foundation. Tickets costing €125 per person includes pre dinner drinks reception, silver service dinner and entertainment. For information contact O’Brien PR Tel: +353 (0) 45 446422

Race Day Schedule

Friday 26th June 

 

To be confirmed

Saturday 27th June

 

To be confirmed

Sunday 28th June

To be confirmed

 

Other key events as part of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival

Saturday 18th June – Newbridge Busk & Food Festival as part of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival
Sunday 19th June – Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Parade, as part of the Kildare Town Derby Festival
 
 

For Derby hospitality enquiries please contact a member of our hospitality team on +353-45-441205 or CLICK HERE