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We run a two-day point-to-point each spring beside the grounds of Durrow Abbey House and Durrow Church which was founded by St Columba in 553.
The back straight runs right in front of the beautiful Durrow Abbey House and makes the point-to-point one of the most picturesque meetings in Ireland. The grounds of 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 10 minutes away from the town of Tullamore which has an abundance of pubs and restaurants as well as plenty of shops and popular tourist attractions such as Tullamore’s large distillery which makes Tullamore Dew, a popular Irish whiskey.
Durrow Point-to-Point Races
How To Get There
From Dublin: Take the N4 and then the M4 towards Sligo/Galway/N5/N6. Continue on the M6, follow signs for Galway/Athlone. At junction 5, take the N52 exit to Tullamore/Kilbeggan. At roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N52.
From Galway: Follow the M6 motorway, Exit at junction 6 for Kilbeggan. Once off the motorway, take the N52 Kilbeggan to Tullamore road. Durrow is three miles from this exit on the right hand side.
Our point-to-point is located an hour and ten minutes from Dublin airport.
Did You Know?
“2023 was the first year that the Streamstown Hunt held a point-to-point fixture at Durrow.”.
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When you go point-to-pointing you are at the very heart of Irish National Hunt racing. Brosna point-to-point is one of the most unique racing experiences with the runners striding out in front of the historic Durrow Abbey. The race course encompasses the viewing area allowing for perfect sight of the all the action.
Make sure to take a trip to the parade ring before the off of each race to have a closer look at the horses.
All parking is free and we also provide a disability parking area with fence viewing on the home straight.
Get all the action of a track race meeting, place a bet in our bookmakers ring, where race goers can view and wager on Irish and English off-course races on the day.
The beautiful surroundings mixed with the close proximity of racing makes racing at Durrow Abbey the perfect location for a picnic. Why not arrive a little and enjoy a picnic from the booth of your car. A great excuse to get family and friends together prior to a day full of horse racing !
If you are after something a little more substantial, or want to leave the cooking up to someone else, we have a catering unit on-site, serving a range of fast food including, burgers, baps, chips and sausages.
For anyone who is wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth, we have a confectionary stalls selling a full range of sweets, chocolate and crisps.
A full range of hot and cold beverages will be available from our on-site catering outlet.
Tea and coffee if you are needing to warm up or get our caffeine hit !
Soft drinks, water and juices to quench your thirst and keep you hydrated for a full day at the races.
Set next to the beautiful Durrow Abbey House and grounds 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 10 minutes away from the town of Tullamore which has an abundance of pubs and restaurants as well as plenty of shops and popular tourist attractions.
Tullamore’s large distillery which makes Tullamore Dew, a popular Irish whiskey is located in town and is highly regarded on tripadviosr.