Located in the heart of the Golden Vale, the FHC Experience offers visitors the opportunity to discover the rich culture, heritage and history of the region. Part of Ireland’s Ancient East, this interactive experience examines the relationship between the people, the land and the horse revealing how they are all inextricably linked.
Join our senior management for an experience of the entire farm. Includes a behind the scenes stud and gardens guided experience, the Irish Racehorse Experience and food offering.
Join a scheduled public tour of the stud with unlimited time to explore the gardens and grounds. Visitors are free to stay as long as they wish post the guided visit. Many visitors stay for 2-3 hours, or longer.
People make Punchestown and we look forward to welcoming you to this iconic, award-winning sporting venue that is steeped in history. Renowned for its wonderful friendly welcome and vibrant atmosphere, Punchestown offers a unique and authentic Irish sporting experience where you can rub shoulders with racing greats whilst you create memories on the day with the great characters of the industry.
Immerse yourself amongst world famous racing royalty and follow in the tracks of legendary breeders, trainers, and thoroughbred horses during this exclusive equine excursion.
‘Where Champions Are Made’ describes the globally iconic Curragh Racecourse in Co. Kildare, Ireland’s premier racecourse and home to over 1,000 racehorses in training on the Curragh training grounds, just a 30-minute drive from the centre of Dublin.
Horse racing professionals are obsessive, passionate people, completely consumed by what they do. This obsession is driven by a deep love for the thoroughbred horse, surely one of nature’s greatest creations. Take a private tour of the Curragh Racecourse in the company of Paul Keane and share his passion and love for horse racing.
Following a welcoming reception by the stud’s friendly staff, visitors are met by their experienced guide. First, they are introduced to the stud’s founder, Colonel William Hall Walker, to learn the part he played in shaping the grounds in the early 1900s. Fascinating insights are given into the unique ways he bred successful thoroughbred horses by relying upon the constellations.
Since the Irish began telling stories horses and horse racing have been at the heart of our culture. The enduring question has always been who has the fastest horse? Journey through the history of horse racing. Brought to life like never before. The Irish Racehorse Experience takes the visitor on a journey through the rich history and heritage of the Irish thoroughbred sector, from the world’s very first steeplechase in Cork to today’s commercial success story where Ireland and the Irish diaspora continue to lead the world in breeding, training and racing.
While exploring wonderful Tipperary and enjoying the rich racing history of the county, a visit to Tipperary Museum brings to life the stories of past generations and captures the essence of a county in Ireland’s thoroughbred story.
A Tour Through Tipperary’s Rich Equine Heritage, including a private tour of Fethard Horse Country Museum, a private tour of Coolmore Stud Farm with Cashel Palace Hotel’s Equine Concierge, your dedicated personal guide.