CARRIGAROSTIG

Gates Open: 11:00
First Race: 12:30
Admission Prices: €10 which includes a race card
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Track Biography:

The Killeagh Point-to-Point races have found a new venue in Carrigarostig which will show off the great scenery around Killeagh and will have some great racing and entertainment throughout the afternoon for all to enjoy. It is generally held in the middle of January. With one of the best viewing tracks for spectators over-looking all five fences, the atmosphere at the finish is often electric according to the jockeys.

It is one of the most accessible Point to Points in Ireland with its location only 1.5 miles off the N25 (Cork/Waterford Road) with the excellent road network leading from all corners of the country.

The Committee of Killeagh Point-to-Point has a large number of racing aficionados from the local community including Owners, Trainers, Breeders and Jockeys to name a few that help out to make Killeagh Point-to-Point successful as it is. We also have plenty of local volunteers that contribute their free time to the committee and love seeing the sport thriving in the rural areas of Ireland.

Our fixture typically draws a large entry each year with trainers from all over Ireland running their horses here at our track.

For more information, check out our Facebook page Killeagh Point to Point or Twitter @KilleaghP2P.
 
 

Killeagh Point-to-Point Races

Carrigarostig

Killeagh,

Co. Cork

 

Contact Details

Meabh Hennessy - 086 0635160

How To Get There

By Road

From Cork (35mins);

Take the N25 eastbound towards Rosslare. After driving through the village of Castlemartyr, take the 2nd right turn after 2km at a white bungalow.

From Waterford (1hr);

Take N25 westbound towards Cork. Towards the end of Killeagh village, with an old graveyard on your right, take the left hand turn and the point to point venue is 2km away.


From Tallow (30 mins);

Take the Youghal road and follow the N25 westbound towards Cork.

By Bus/Rail:

Bus;

There are regular Bus Services by Bus Èireann via Route 40 & 260. You can get off at either the Killeagh or Castlemartyr stops. Check out www.buseireann.ie

Rail;

There are regular trains from Kent Station, Cork to Midleton (closest stop to Point to Point). There are taxis that can take you to the course. Check out www.irishrail.ie

By Air;

Cork Airport is only 40 minutes from the track while Dublin Airport is approx. 3 hours away. Both Airports have excellent road links to the course.



 

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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.

We also have special parking for official disabled car pass holders which has a great viewing of the last two fences in the home straight.

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



 

We have a range of catering facilities on course.

The Killeagh Camogie Club provides some of the best hot soups and sandwiches around.

We also have Kearney’s catering who sell hot fast food at our meeting.



Race goers can purchase teas & coffees from Killeagh Camogie Club as well as from Kearney’s catering who our outside catering vendor.

In our catering tent there is tea and coffee available and homemade soup for those looking to warm up in between races.

 

No, we do not have an official dress code we just advise our race goers to wear warm coats, caps and good footwear.
Yes, we welcome visitors to bring their own picnics or refreshments but why not treat yourself to a tasty hot lunch from our hospitality tent or outside caterers from your race winnings.
Yes, dogs are welcome to attend the meeting but must be kept on a lead with an adult at all times.
There will be a face painting artist available free of charge to keep the children entertained on the day. We do encourage parents to show them the horses and jockeys to introduce them to the sport.
No, we do not have any ATM facilities at our location but it is advisable to stop in either Killeagh or Castlemartyr (both 2 miles from track) to withdraw cash before entering the race meeting.

Our point-to-point has been running since 2002 and this will be our first year at Carrigarostig.

Set amongst the beautiful Cork countryside, our well-presented race track with its compact location of parade ring, bookies, finish line and services give a pleasant race day experience close to the action.

Our point-to-point is located 35 minutes away from Cork city which makes it the ideal venue to visit if you are on a city break.
 


Our fixture is also located close to the popular seaside town of Youghal.

Youghal has something to suit all of the family from pubs, restaurants, long sandy beaches as well as plenty of popular tourist attractions such as the clock gate tower, the Benedictine Priory and the famous Youghal Lighthouse.

 

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