The Curragh Racecourse is pleased to announce that leading security company, Manguard Plus, have agreed to renew their sponsorship as the official local transport partner for the 2023 racing season.
With fans of the track counting down the days until the 2023 flat season gets underway, The Curragh Racecourse can confirm that the FREE bus service will be accommodating race goers on all 23 race days, starting with the Saturday 25th March.
Dedicated shuttle buses, provided by Fosters, will serve Kildare and Newbridge towns, allowing racegoers to enjoy their day out and leave the car at home.
The buses start their routes from both Kildare and Newbridge train stations in advance of gates open. The Kildare bus will service the Square in Kildare before it proceeds to the Curragh Racecourse. The Newbridge bus will service Edward Street in Newbridge at the bus stop outside Eddie Rockets. The service will run every thirty-five minutes from the train stations to The Curragh Racecourse. Racegoers who wish to avail of this FREE service should keep an eye on The Curragh Racecourse social media outlets and curragh.ie for updates on race day specific timings throughout the season as they can change according to train times to accommodate those travelling from further afield.
Managing Director of Manguard Plus, Sean Hall says “We are delighted to continue as the official local transport partner for the Curragh Racecourse. Racing is part of the fabric of Co. Kildare, it is hugely important for our community and for our local and wider economy. Manguard Plus has a long professional working association with the Curragh and this year we celebrate a 27-year working partnership. As Ireland’s foremost Security Company, safety is paramount to us, and providing local, free transport to the racegoers at the Curragh is just another practical way to display this”.
“People can leave their cars at home and relax and enjoy their day, content in the knowledge that they will be transported to and from the Curragh racecourse safely and in a sustainable friendly manner, which we are committed to. Both locals and visitors love the Curragh, so we are delighted to be at the heart of the event. What better way to celebrate a 27-year working partnership with the Curragh Racecourse; it’s a win win for everybody”.
Brian Kavanagh, CEO Of the Curragh Racecourse commented, “The Curragh has enjoyed a very positive relationship with Manguard Plus for the past 27 years and they have consistently provided the racecourse with a high-quality service, sharing our vision of community, heritage and racing. We are delighted that they have agreed to enhance their partnership to support our local free transport service to the races, which is hugely important for us as part of our ongoing objective to connect the racecourse to the local community”.