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The track is situated on the banks of the picturesque river Suir.
It is being held on the grounds of the Kavanagh and Larkin families in the townland of Knockinroe.
Our point to point was formally held at Fairyhill, Templemore and only recently moved to its now location in 2017.
In the late 70's and early 80's these grounds were used by local trainers namely William Harney and Lesley Young on a regular basis to gallop their horses which proved successful for them on a regular basis.
Knockinroe Point-to-Point Races
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How To Get There
Dublin and limerick exit M7 at junction 22 for Roscrea / Templemore follow N62 towards Templemore turning left onto the L3248.
Cork and Kilkenny to Templemore follow the N62 to Roscrea turning Right onto the L3248
Track is 1km from N62.
Our point-to-point is located one hour and forty minutes from Dublin airport.
Did You Know?
“Over 1,200 races on the track in Ireland & Britain were won by horses who had started their careers in an Irish Point-to-Point”.
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Combined with our free parking, we are lucky to have a clear viewing track that allows race goers to get up close to the action.
The track can also be viewed from the comfort of your own car should you wish to bring a picnic.
We also have an area that can be used to facilitate disabled parking to cater for every racegoer.
Our betting ring is located beside the parade ring. Some of our bookmakers also take bets on track racing and sometimes provide pictures of the track racing also.
There are also portaloo’s available on the track.
We are very lucky to have such a dedicated hard-working community who volunteer a lot of their time in the lead up to the event.
Some of our wonderful volunteers provide delicious fresh sandwiches, homemade soup and cakes which are not to be missed.
There is also a sweet stand available for anyone looking for something a little sweeter.
Our committee who are their on hand throughout the day also offer a range of hot drinks and minerals.
Why not try some of our homemade soup, perfect for keeping yourself warm in-between races.
The sweet stand will also have a number of minerals available for purchase.
Knockinroe is the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday in the great outdoors!
There is a wide open space for kids to run around whilst the adults can soak the racing action, spotting the next National Hunt star of the future.
Nothing beats the excitement of the closing stages of a race and our track ensures that you have a great view. Our final fence and finishing straight are both fantastic viewing points for spectators.
As we are an outdoor event that only happens once a year, many of our facilities are only temporary which adds to the real character of the event. We do of course have a number of portaloos, catering options and much more to ensure you have a very pleasant experience with us.
Templemore is lucky to have the famous Devils Bit Mountains located close to their meeting. Legend has it that not only did the devil take a bite out the mountain, he broke a tooth while doing it, which now stands as the Rock of Cashel. On a summers day the Devils Bit Mountain provides a view of 8 surrounding counties! There are many loops for hikers to choose from.
The Thurles Famine and War Museum is another must see, it is located in the protestant church of St Mary’s in Thurles. It offers a fascinating look at Ireland’s Great Famine of 1845 – 1850 and hosts an impressive collection of war memorabilia.
So why not make a weekend of it and soak up the Irish countryside atmosphere.