Gates Open: 11:00
First Race: 13:00
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

Most commonly know now as the home of Irish Jump Racing Punchestowns history begins with Kildare Hunt Club.

One of the oldest in the country, the history of the Kildare Hunt Club goes back as far as the 18th century with the first Master being Squire Connolly of Castletown.

The Hunt Club would host races in various locations around the county but in the 1840’s during the master ship of John La Touche the members of Kildare Hunt Club decided to buy the lands at Punchestown.

Those lands are still held by the trustees of Kildare Hunt Club and continue to be used as the location for the point-to-point.


Punchestown Point-to-Point Races



Co. Kildare

W91 VCX4


Contact Details

Richard Wixted - 087 2643775

How To Get There

How To Get There

By Road

Take the N7 out of Dublin for Approx 20 miles and take the Naas exit. Go into Naas and turn left towards Punchestown on the R410 and then at a cross roads motorists take a right turn.

By Air

Our point-to-point is located fifty minutes from Dublin airport.

Did You Know?

β€œPunchestown point-to-point is one of only a few meetings in the country that has the use of race course facilities due to is location beside Punchestown race track”.

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As our point-to-point is located at Punchestown race course, we are very lucky to have the use of some of the permanent fixtures at the race course.

This means if you are travelling with small children we are able to provide changing facilities for babies and toddlers.

If the weather is a little unkind on the day, race goers are able to use the stands along the home straight in order to watch the action without getting wet.

In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.

There will be two caterers on site on Sunday.

One of our caterers will be offering a variety of hot refreshments and they will also be serving delicious toasted sandwiches.

There will also be a chip van on site serving a range of burgers and chips for those looking for something a little more substantial.

Race goers can purchase teas, coffees and soft drinks from our outside catering outlet.

No, we do not have an official dress code we just advise our race goers to wear warm coats, caps and good footwear.
Dogs are very welcome, but need to be kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments but why not treat yourself to a tasty hot lunch from our outside caterers from your race winnings.
At our point-to-point, we are lucky to have wide open spaces for children to play in a safe environment.
No we do not provide an ATM so we recommend that you make a stop in the nearby town of Naas on your way to the races.

Set amongst the beautiful Kildare countryside, our race track is situated at the historic Punchestown race course.

On the day we run a competition for the most appropriately dressed family at the point-to-point.

Our point-to-point is located thirty minutes away from Dublin city which makes it the ideal venue to visit if you are on a city break in the capital.

There will also be a racecard draw to win tickets for the Punchestown Festival Family Day.

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