BORRIS HOUSE

Gates Open: 12:00 noon
First Race: 2:00 pm
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

Set amongst the picturesque Blackstairs Mountains, our race track is located close to the parade ring, bookies, final fence and the finish line making it extremely assessable for all of the family to view the day’s action.

Our point-to-point is located on the grounds of the beautiful Borris House which is one of the few intact living Irish estates that can trace its history back to Brehon times, and the royal ruling families of ancient Ireland. The estate is the family home of the 16th generation of McMorrough Kavanagh’s and still contains the majority of its original furniture, paintings, documentary archives and other historic family artefacts.

Borris House is a popular wedding venue with a range of beautiful accommodation offers to choose from as well as providing tours of the estate.

 

Grennan Point-to-Point Races

Grennan,
Thomastown,
Co.Kilkenny


Contact Details

James Murphy - 087-2364860
 

How To Get There

By Road

From Dublin - Take the N7 towards Limerick/Cork/Waterford. Continue onto the M8 until division in the road, keep left and continue on the M9. Follow signs for N10/Waterford/Kilkenny. At junction 6, take the R448. Take the R705 to Borris village

From Kilkenny - From the M9, take the R702 east through Gowran and Gorsebridge to Borris. The point-to-point will be sign posted from the village.

By Air

Our point-to-point is located an hour and forty minutes from Dublin airport.
 

Did You Know?

“Grennan point-to-point is run on the grounds of Thomastown Gaa club which is also along the banks of the River Nore”.

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Our free parking is located just a short distance from the track which ensures race goers that everything is extremely assessable for them for their days racing.

We can also provide disabled parking on the day if racegoers inform one of our parking stewards on their way into the point-to-point.

As the track is beside the grounds of Thomastown GAA club, we are lucky to have the use of their toilet and shower facilities during the days racing.

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

Our outside catering vendor has a variety of catering options from burgers and rolls to different chip combinations.

At our Spring fixture we have an ice-cream van in attendance.

Race goers can purchase teas, coffees and soft drinks from our outside catering outlet and also from our committee member’s tent.

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.
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 Thomastown on your way to the races.

Set amongst the beautiful Kilkenny countryside, our well-presented race track is situated on the bank of the river Nore.

The castle which sits in the middle of the track provides the perfect viewing point for the whole family. The location of the parade ring, bookies, finish line and services give a pleasant race day experience close to the action.

Our point-to-point is located twenty five minutes away from the city of Kilkenny which has an abundance of pubs and restaurants as well as plenty of popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny castle or the Smithwicks experience.

There is also a choice of some beautiful golf courses in the surrounding area such as Mount Juliet or Lyrath Estate.
 

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