THE August Racing Festival at Tramore is a highlight for many on the sport, social and fashion calendars in the sunny south-east. The festival takes place from Thursday next, August 17th to Sunday 20th inclusive.

The highly-anticipated best dressed event is back with a bang this year on Saturday, August 19th, August with superb prizes from Lyrath Estate. The Tramore August Festival welomes visitors from near and far, returning each year to enjoy great racing and a warm holiday atmosphere. Attendances at the seaside track are going from strength to strength, and last year’s festival attracting 20,000 visitors.

The four-day festival consists of three National Hunt days, and one all flat card, and you will find all of Ireland’s top jockeys riding at the track. With a real festival atmosphere, and a compact circuit of just seven furlongs, it is a great chance to get up close to all the action, and enjoy the thrill of each and every race.


Always looking to improve facilities at the racecourse, the team at Tramore has just completed a new €250,000 stable yard development, which includes 24 stables, wash bays and a trot-up area. In addition to continuous improvements in the stable yard for horses, trainers and grooms, the wellbeing of jockeys is very important to the team at Tramore. The racecourse, in association with the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ) will offer full physiotherapy facilities during the festival for all riders.

Owners are very well catered for at the racecourse, with a private dining room for those with a runner on the day, offering a complimentary meal with wine for the owners and their guests.

The August Festival offers great corporate hospitality options over the four days, as well as a street food village for more casual offerings. One of the most popular food and beverage additions in recent years is the famous Dooly’s Fish & Chip Shop. It is the first purpose-built fish and chip shop on an Irish racecourse and has proven extremely popular with racegoers as it embraces the full seaside racetrack experience at Tramore.

Responding to the demand for more of a casual package for racegoers to enjoy, the Punter Pack is a perfect choice. For groups of five or more, a Punter Pack is €39 per person, and includes admission, a race card, a food voucher redeemable at any of the casual food outlets onsite, and a €6 drinks voucher.

Celebrate style

Saturday next celebrates style, and this meeting has evolved into one of the racecourse’s most popular fixtures. Returning to sponsor the style evening is the Lyrath Estate, and the lucky winning lady will receive a luxurious overnight stay for two people, dinner on one evening, a pair of spa treatments, and a €1,000 cash prize.

Caitriona O’Mahoney, director of sales and marketing at Lyrath Estate, commented: “Lyrath Estate is extremely pleased to partner once again with Tramore Racecourse for their style evening. We are very much looking forward to seeing all the fashion on the day, and wish the team at Tramore Racecourse the very best of luck in their preparations for this exciting race meeting.”

The ever-popular Graun Hill Package is completely sold out on Saturday, with limited availability for both Thursday and Friday, priced at €85 per person. Sunday sees the return of the delicious tapas package, which includes admission, a racecard, three tapas dishes and a bottle of beer or a glass of wine for just €39 per person. To book any of these options, please contact or call 051 381425.

The Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) would like to wish Owen Byrne and all the staff at Tramore Racecourse the very best for their upcoming August festival. For further information and to book tickets visit