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The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby race will take place in 2014 on Saturday evening 28th June. The contest with €1.25m in total prize money will feature an eight race programme. This year marks the sixth year of Dubai Duty Free’s sponsorship of the festival and the world’s leading airport retailer will once again sponsor the prestigious Most Stylish Lady competition on the Saturday.  

The Irish Derby is the center piece of the three day festival featuring the Derby Food Paddock which takes place from Friday 27th June to Sunday 29th June and again this year we will feature Live Derby Music on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June.  Sunday will be family day with lots of free activities for the kiddies, guaranteed to have them smiling.

How to Get the Derby Festival – Fancy leaving the car at home – well we have a fantastic admission & transport ticket just for you – at only €40 you can enjoy admission & return transport from Dublin by prebooking HERE.   

Other great transport options will operate over the entire Derby Weekend so you can travel in comfort either by Dublin Coach or by Irish Rail.  Check it out here

Ticket Type Fri 27th June Derby Day
Sat 28th June
Sun 29th  June
General Admission €20 €40 €20
Senior & Under 25′s Admission €10 €25 €10
Day Member €30 €70 €30
Premier Seat with admission €40 €90 €40
Punters Package (admission, racecard, betting voucher & €5 food & beverage voucher) €25 €45 €25
Meal Deal Package (admission, main meal & tea/coffee) €25 €45 €25
Derby Festival Ticket – Admission on all 3 Days - €50 -
Under 16′s accompanied by adult Free Free Free


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 27th June – Sun 29th 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, The Food Gallery and Creans Artisan Beers.

Music Village

Live Derby Music

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th June

Our Live Derby Music on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June makes a party of the the Derby Festival weekend and all FREE with your admission ticket.  Friday 27th June will feature Nathan Carter live after racing and then on Saturday 28th June we have a selection of live band and DJ hosted by Hector

Golf Classic

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Golf Classic

Thursday 26th 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 27th June – K-Club Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort

This star studded black tie event takes place on Friday 27th 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 27th June

1st Race @ 5.30pm
Last Race @ 8.30pm
Followed by concert by country music star Nathan Carter

Saturday 28th June

1st Race @ 3.00pm
Last Race @ 7.15pm
Followed by live music in the Derby Music Village

Sunday 29th June

 1st Race 2.15pm
Last Race 5.45pm
Family Fun Day throughout the day with free kids entertainment


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