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Easter Festival at Fairy House

Fitzers Catering are once again delighted to be providing racecourse catering for the wonderful Easter Festival at Fairyhouse in 2020. This year the festival promises to be better than ever with a packed weekend of racing action, live music, most stylish lady competition, children’s competition, top-class racing and of course a bespoke dining experience with world-class food provided by us. The festival runs from Saturday 11th – Monday 13th April in the gorgeous Fairyhouse Racecourse, one of Ireland’s premier horse racing venues in Ratoath County Meath. Here is what to expect from this exciting weekend of racing.

Day 1 – Opening Day Easter Saturday

Day one of the festival is Saturday 11th April and festivities kick-off when the gates open at 12pm with the first race at 2:10 pm sharp. The highlight of the day is the 100,000 RYBO Handicap Hurdle won in 2019 by Ivanovich Gorbatov for Joseph O’Brien under JJ Slevin. This year, there is a true festival atmosphere with live music and casual dining available throughout the day. After the last race at 5:45 pm, you can enjoy a drink and a dance with your friends until late. Tickets start from only €10 per adult for a single day pass or €30 for a bundle weekend pass.

Day 2 – Gold Cup and Family Day

The Fairyhouse Gold Cup is the feature race on the second day of the renowned Easter festival. The Grade 1 race is of the highest quality and attracts some of the finest novice chasers aged five and up from across Ireland and the UK. The race is one of the highlights of the weekend and punters are promised a full day of excitement and unpredictability. The Sunday of the festival is also family day at Fairyhouse, with plenty of free kids’ entertainment, face painting, carousels, Little Hoofs, bouncy castles and so much more. Best of all, kids under 16 go free!

Day 3 – Boyle Sports Irish Grand National

Sunday is the main event of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival with the famous Boyle Sports Irish Grand National being run from 2-6pm. 2020 marks the 150th running of the Irish Grand National so you can be sure it will be an event to remember. Last year, the race was won by Burrows Saint for Willie Mullins under Ruby Walsh giving the Champion trainer his first ever win of the contest. The race is now the richest jumps race in the country, standing at a huge €500,000. It attracts racing enthusiasts from all over the country, not just the usual racegoers making competition fierce and great fun.


1. Bobby Jo’s Bistro

Set in the beautiful surrounds of the tracks most unique hospitality areas, Bobby Jo’s Bistro offers stunning views of both the track and the Parade Ring, with direct access to the main stand. Fitzers Catering offer a variety of menu options in Bobby Jo’s, all fit for a winner. Paired with the best views of the entire course, it really is one of the finest hospitality experiences in Fairyhouse.

2. The Arkle Package

Another area with superb views across the racecourse and Parade Ring, Our Arkle package is ideal for those wanting a superb private function room and dining area. You can enjoy the days festivities from the comfort of your table or take a stroll to the stands to soak up the exciting atmosphere, knowing your area is reserved and private for you and your group.

3. Private Suites

Ideal for occasions such as corporate events, fundraisers, family celebrations, hen or stag parties or product launches, the private hospitality suites at Fairyhouse offer an unrivalled experience for your racing day. The suites are located on the top floor of both the Powers and Jameson Grandstands, offering modern spacious facilities and spectacular views of the course. Our bespoke menus available throughout the suites will be sure to dazzle your taste buds and leave you satisfied and ready for an exciting day of racing.

No matter which dining option you choose for your exciting Easter weekend at Fairyhouse, our dedicated and experienced catering staff are here to ensure you have an excellent experience. Easter Festival is always a memorable experience, filled with racing, music and family fun – an ideal festival weekend for groups and families.

To book your hospitality package, contact the sales team on 018256167 or or for more information about catering in Dublin, contact Fitzers experienced sales team who can help.

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