Gates Open: 12:30 pm
First Race: 2:30 pm
Admission Prices: €10
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Track Biography:

Clonakilty’s annual Point-to-Point races are held on historic Inchydoney Island on the lands of Leslie & Emily Beamish who kindly provide us with this fabulous venue.  Having started as a millennium project, the Clonakilty Point-to-Point meeting has grown beyond all expectations and is now regarded as one of the most outstanding meetings of its kind in Munster.

Since moving to our present location on Inchydoney Island, we have attracted even larger crowds from both near and far, which has helped even further in presenting Clonakilty as a wonderful place to visit and stay. This event is not only for horse enthusiasts, but has also proven to be a great family day out over the years.

We are very lucky to have a large committee of hard working volunteer racing enthusiasts, with each member being more dedicated than the next, under the stewardship of the Clerk of the Course.

Our Committee at Clonakilty Point to Point like to recognise and celebrate some unique achievements.  In the past we have done well with “Imperial Call”, “Newmill”,” Why So Mayo” and “Sir Frederick”.  We have also had a horse called “On the Fringe” which was bred locally by Pat Tobin who has created an incredible record by winning the Hunter Chases at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown in 2015, repeating first again in 2016.  Horses rarely win at these three meetings, but his mother (Love & Porter) was sired by “Sheer Grit” and this fellow certainly has that.

Inchydoney Point-to-Point Races



Co. Cork


Contact Details

Mary Cunningham - 086 8331624

How To Get There

By Road

From the Bandon Road Roundabout at Cork take the N71 West for 46km until you arrive at Clonakilty.  At the Clonakilty Roundabout stay on the N71 and the course is well signposted along the road.

By Air

Cork Airport is only 50 minutes (49 kms) from Clonakilty

Did You Know?

“Inchydoney point-to-point is located along side Inchydoney beach”.

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We are delighted to be able to supply free parking, ideally located on the site. 

We also provide disabled parking close to the track with a good viewing point.

We are an outdoor event which takes place once a year.  We provide portaloo facilities for all.

We also have catering and bar facilities.

Our course is located on top of a hill which allows spectators to have a clear view right around the track.

In between races, spectators can avail of a variety of catering options provided.

Outside caterers provide tasty beef burgers, sausages, chips with tea, coffee and soft drinks on the day.

We also provide a hospitality tent for jockeys and trainers. 

There are a choice of hot drinks on offer, from teas and coffees to soft drinks.

If you fancy something stronger, we also provide bar facilities for all our racegoers.

No, there is no official dress code but we advise race goers to stay warm and dry and dress according to the weather.
Yes, we allow dogs but would ask that they are kept on their leads at all times whilst at the track.
Yes, of course we welcome picnics for all the family to enjoy.
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 but we are only a very short drive from Clonakilty town which has plenty ATM facilities.

Our Point-to-Point is held on a Sunday each year and is the ideal day out for all the family, with free admission for children under 16.

Clonakilty Point-to-Point is held on a beautiful scenic site at Inchydoney Island where racegoers can get close to the action, while having the added attraction of overlooking Clonakilty Bay. 

The site is positioned on a hill, with the bookies situated adjacent to the track, making it easy to bet without missing out on the excitement of watching you favourite in full flight.

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