Welcome to thoroughbred country

DISCOVER THE PASSION

Welcome to Ireland, the land of the horse

Ireland’s global reputation as a leader in the breeding and racing of the Thoroughbred is long established. Our exclusive experiences provide an unparalleled chance to immerse yourself in the heart and passion of Irish racing and breeding. We have handpicked an array of captivating visitor experiences and attractions where you can meet the key figures responsible for upholding the global acclaim of the Irish thoroughbred; the breeders, the trainers, the jockeys and the unsung heroes. Step into our INSIDE TRACK and embark on an extraordinary journey like no other.

The destinations

Baileys Hotel Cashel
Baileys Hotel Cashel
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Bansha House Stables
Bansha House Stables
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Berney Bros.
Berney Bros.
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Cashel Palace Hotel
Cashel Palace Hotel
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Coolmore Stud
Coolmore Stud
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Crossogue Equestrian
Crossogue Equestrian
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Fethard Horse Country Experience
Fethard Horse Country Experience
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Golden Farm
Golden Farm
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Jessica Harrington Racing
Jessica Harrington Racing
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Johnny Murtagh Racing
Johnny Murtagh Racing
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Kildangan Stud
Kildangan Stud
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Kildare Village
Kildare Village
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Naas Racecourse
Naas Racecourse
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Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse
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Racing Academy (RACE)
Racing Academy (RACE)
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The Curragh Plains - History & Horses
The Curragh Plains - History & Horses
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The Curragh Racecourse & Training Grounds
The Curragh Racecourse & Training Grounds
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The Irish National Stud
The Irish National Stud
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Tipperary Museum of Hidden History
Tipperary Museum of Hidden History
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Baileys of Cashel
Baileys of Cashel
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Barberstown Castle
Barberstown Castle
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Cashel Palace
Cashel Palace
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Clanard Court Hotel
Clanard Court Hotel
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Horse & Jockey Hotel
Horse & Jockey Hotel
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Hotel Minella
Hotel Minella
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Keadeen Hotel
Keadeen Hotel
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Kilkea Castle
Kilkea Castle
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Killashee Hotel
Killashee Hotel
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Lawlor’s of Naas
Lawlor’s of Naas
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The Club Hotel at Goffs
The Club Hotel at Goffs
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The Rooms At Cunningham’s
The Rooms At Cunningham’s
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The Rooms at Firecastle
The Rooms at Firecastle
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The destinations

Meet the team

Thoroughbred Country is a collaborative effort between members of the Tourism and Thoroughbred industries, dedicated to enhancing tourism in counties Kildare and Tipperary. Our mission is not only to promote this remarkable industry but also to make it more accessible to the public and to share our wonderful stories, people, horses and destinations.

CEO
Laura Magee

Laura and the Thoroughbred Country team would be delighted to chat to you and assist however possible in your plans to visit Thoroughbred Country.

Marketing manager
Elinor Wolf

Elinor and the team are waiting to chat with you about your plans to visit Thoroughbred Country. We look forward to hearing from you.      

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