Fancy a flutter? The bets are on at stacks of racecourses around the country
Horse racing is all-island affair with meetings taking place across the land.
• Bellewstown: The annual three-day evening racing festival on the hill of Crockafotha, County Meath, after the Irish Derby.
• Cork: Cork celebrates its own Easter party in Mallow town. Easter Sat/Sun/Mon.
• Down Royal: This County Down course just 10 miles south of Belfast has a spectacular Summer Racing Festival consisting of three days in June. There’s also a three-day festival in November.
• Fairyhouse: The Grand National on Easter Monday is the highlight of this Festival held just 10 miles from Dublin. Easter Sun/Mon/Tues.
• Galway: Seven great midsummer racing days and nights just outside Galway in July.
• Killarney: Enjoy the most laidback racing in the country amid wonderful scenery. Four days in mid-July.
• Leopardstown/Limerick: The perfect kick-start to post-Christmas festivities. From 26th to 29th December.
• Listowel: Great racing in the Kingdom at the Harvest Festival. Seven days in mid-September.
• Punchestown: The best jump racing of the year can be found at the County Kildare track. Five days at end of April.
• The Curragh: Top quality racing. With the best flat horses competing at the Guineas Festival in May; the Derby at the end of June; the Oaks in July; and the Irish St Leger & National Stakes in September.
• Tralee: A carnival atmosphere in true Kerry style. Four days near the end of August.
• Tramore: There's something for everyone at this seaside resort course, including spectacular racing! Four days in mid-August.