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Quakerstown Point-to-Point and Easter Country Festival, under the auspices of the Co Clare Hunt takes place annually on Easter Sunday. The track is based at Quakerstown in Boston, Co Clare and is set against the backdrop of the majestic Burren.
Quakerstown has proved to be an excellent source of young talent in recent years with Cheltenham Festival Grade 1 winner, Champagne Fever starting his career with a win at this meeting in 2011.
Another exciting young talent to come from this meeting was Bacardys who went on to win the Grade 2 bumper at Aintree and the Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle in Leopardstown in 2017.
The 2016 meeting also saw the exciting Next Destination land the four year old maiden and he is now a multiple Graded winner over hurdles including a Grade 1 at Naas.
Quakerstown Point-to-Point Races
Paul O'Neill - 0879176243
How To Get There
Follow the N18 towards Oranmore and remain on this road until you reach Gort. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Crowe Street. After 2.8km turn right and then follow 7.8km turn right following the road towards Tubber. Turn right in Tubber and continue along the road towards to Boston. Follow the signs to the Point to Point.
Take the N67 out of the town towards Kinvara. Follow this road for 11 km and take a right turn followed by an immediate left turn to get on the road towards Boston. The racetrack will be on your right hand side.
From Dublin/Limerick/Shannon Airport/Ennis:
Take the M7 to Limerick. Continue on to the N18. Follow the M18. Take Exit 15 sign posted for Crusheen. At the roundabout take the second exit towards Crusheen. Once through Crusheen turn left towards Boston. Continue on this road until you see signs directing you into the race track on your left-hand side.
Quakerstown Point to Point is conveniently situated within 30 minutes of Shannon Airport. Then follow the above directions to reach the track.
We have a number of excellent facilities at the track in addition to the above attractions which include:
• Free Parking
• Disabled parking and viewing area
• Indoor Seated Pavilion
• Food Stalls
• Betting Ring
• Portaloos including baby & toddler changing facilities & disabled access.
We will have a number of food outlets located at the track for the day which will serve a wide range of hot and cold foods and snacks for our patrons to enjoy
We will have a gourmet Barista serving the highest quality speciality teas and coffees throughout the day.
Some of our dedicated volunteers will also be on hand in the indoor seating pavilion to supply patrons with a range of hot and cold beverages for purchase.
As this meeting is a very important part of the local community, extra effort has been made by the committee to enhance the enjoyment of the occasion for all the family. The day promises to be a wonderful day of racing and entertainment for everyone.
There will be many wonderful free attractions such as a pony rides, face painting and bouncy castles. Other attractions that will appeal to the rest of the family are the dog show and terrier racing and a hunt members Pony race taking place after racing.
The Dog Show will have an entry fee of €3 per dog per class and there will be rosettes and trophies for the prize winners. There will also be food stalls and as part of the continued sponsorship deal the track will feature the Connolly’s RED MILLS Pavilion which will allow patrons to enjoy all the thrills of Point to Point racing with added comfort, refreshments & live racing from Fairyhouse. This year it will also feature a Jive dancing session with Tom Jive, which will encourage people to show off their dancing skills and win some fantastic spot prizes.
There is lots of competition in the style stakes with amazing prizes to be won by all the family. One of the main features of the day is the Most Appropriately Dressed Lady competition which has a prize fund of over €1,500 to the lucky winner. This amazing competition features prizes for the lucky winner from RED MILLS Store, Newbridge Silverware, County Boutique, Monsai, K2 Hair Salon, Chez Lee Beauty, Seoidin Jewellery, Flax in Bloom and Gretals Petals Florist.
Don’t worry the dashing men of the point to point scene have not been forgotten and there is a most appropriately dressed man prize worth over €500 which features prizes from RED MILLS Store, Patrick Bourke Menswear, Louis Copeland and 2 tickets to Punchestown Festival.
There is also a competition for the Best Accessory which features a prize fund of €400 which includes a bespoke hat from Margaret O’Connor Milliner as well as prizes from Burren Jewellery.
Judges on the day for these events will be top model Mary Lee of Chez Lee Beauty, Mandy Maher of Catwalk Modelling Agency and top milliner Margaret O’Connor.
There is a Bonny Baby competition judged by Leonora Carey and with an overall prize of a voucher for Bumble Bee Creations and a Thomond Pharmacy hamper. There are also a prize for the toddler category of a wonderful Hippomottie Learn to Dress Toy and a prize for the baby category of a Bumble Bee creations voucher.
Following the success of the Craft & Artisan Food Fair at the Easter Country festival last year, the committee hope to build on its success and this year it will again feature local crafts people and food producers selling a wide range of hand produced goods. There will be over fifteen stalls displaying the finest of local and Irish produced goods such as woodcraft, candles, jewellery, food and cakes.