CASTLETOWN-GEOGHEGAN

Gates Open: 12 noon
First Race: 2pm
Admission Prices: €10
Online Ticket Offer: N/A

Track Biography:

The first Westmeath Foxhounds point-to-point took place in Loughegar in 1875. The Westmeath Foxhounds point to point committee have been holding meetings in Castletown Geoghegan for almost forty years. Prior to that, meetings were held at Mullingar Racecourse at Newbrook and Cullion, now the venue of Mullingar Showgrounds and Mullingar Rugby grounds.

During our Spring fixture we have one of the most prestigious contests run in the point-to-point circuit, the Barbour Cup. It has been the race where many racing stars have returned to point-to-pointing to run in Open Lightweights and have taken part in this historic race.

In addition, many young horses who have won their maiden here, have continued very successful careers on the track.For example previous course winner,  It Takes Time won the Ascot Gold Cup and wasthird in the Stayers Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival aswell as finshing fourth in the English Grand National. Royal Caviar, who won his maiden in 2013, went on to win four times on the track as well as finishing fourth in the 2017 Arkle chase at the Cheltenham festival.

 

Castletown-Geoghegan Point-to-Point Races

Castletown-Geoghegan,
Mullingar,
Co. Westmeath


Contact Details

Heather Kiernan - 0877599416

How To Get There

By Road

Castletown-Geoghegan is 93km west of Dublin and 124km east of Galway.

From Dublin  - Take the M4 out of Dublin. At junction 12, take the M6 (signposted Athlone.) Leave the M6 for Kilbeggan at Junction 5. Then follow the signs for Kilbeggan Racecourse.

From Kilbeggan -  Take R389 to Castletown Geoghegan. Turn left in the village of Castletown Geoghegan at the church (L5230.) The course is 1.5km futher on this road on the righthand side.

From Mullingar - Take the R390 and follow the signs from Ballinea.

By Air

Castletown-Geoghegan is situated an hour and 10 minutes from Dublin Airport.

 

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We have an extensive car parking area which offers a brilliant view of the whole track.

This allows you to bring your picnic in the boot of your vehicle which you can enjoy with your family and friends during the day’s racing.

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

 

 

We have outside caterers who supply a variety of tasty hot foods such as burgers, sausages and chips.

There is also confectionaries for children and the adults with a sweet tooth all of which are reasonably priced.

 

Our outside caterers sell teas, coffees and soft drinks to keep you warm during your days racing.

There are also three pubs in the nearby village of Castletown-Geoghegan where there is always a great welcome and atmosphere for patrons before and after racing.

No, we do not have an official dress code we just advise our race goers to stay warm and dry for your days racing and to prepare yourself for all types of Irish weather.
Yes, we allow dogs to attend the point-to-point. However, we do ask that all dogs are kept on a lead at all times.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments. We also have a range of catering options on course if you fancy picking-up something tasty on the go.
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 at an ATM on your way to the races if you are passing through Kilbeggan or Mullingar.

A day at Castletown-Geoghegan point-to-point races is the ideal day out for all the family in the heart of the Irish countryside.

You have the opportunity to get a close up of the action when the runners are being saddled and paraded in the parade ring before their race.

There is great excitement for racegoers as once you have picked out your favourite horse you can proceed to the bookies to have a little flutter.

Nothing beats the excitement of the closing stages of a race and our track ensures that you have a birdseye view. Our final fence and finishing straight are both fantastic viewing points for both spectators in their cars and spectators on foot.

Castletown-Geoghegans course is only a ten-minute drive from the picturesque Lough Ennell where the hugley popular Lilliput Adventure centre is located. If you would like to make a weekend of your time in the Midlands, Lilliput has something to offer for all of the family. If Kayaking or obstacle courses arent what you are after, why not call into Belvedere House and gardens located only 15 minutes from the point-to-point. 

 

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