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The North Down point-to-point moved to its current course at Kirkistown in 2006 and have held three meetings each season since then. The course is located towards the eastern side of the Ards Peninsula near the village of Portavogie. It’s in an area that was used as an airfield during the war and hence is very flat and well drained.
Kirkistown is a very level left handed course run over a circuit just short of a mile. Runners jump two fences close to the spectator’s area and a further three along the back straight.
Our November fixture is normally the final meeting of the autumn calendar in the northern area. Conversely our February and March fixtures are two of the earliest in the northern spring calendar.
Some of the leading graduates from our point-to-point include Simonsig, Petit Mouchoir & Agus A Vic.
Kirkistown Point-to-Point Races
Jack Anderson - 04892639321
How To Get There
From Newtownards - Take the A20, signposted to Kircubbin/Portaferry. After Kircubbin turn left into the B173, signposted to Portavogie/Cloughey. Follow this road for about 3 miles and you will pass the Kirkistown Motor Racing Track on your left. After a further half mile you will see the entrance to our track on your left.
From Newry and south of the border - Take the A1 north to Hillsborough. Then go through Hillsborough and follow the signs for Carryduff/Comber on the B178. Join the A21 and go through Comber to Newtownards. Follow the directions above from Newtownards. There is an alternative route using the Strangford to Portaferry ferry which is about 15 miles shorter.
From the West - Leave the M1 at Lisburn (junction 6). Take the A49 and then follow the signs for Carryduff/Comber on the B178. Join the A21 and go through Comber to Newtownards. Follow the directions above from Newtownards.
Our point-to-point is located an hour and a half from Belfast international airport and two and a half hours from Dublin airport.