Kildare, arguably the equine capital of the world, has the busiest racing calendar in Ireland with 34 days of racing between the Curragh, Naas Racecourse and Punchestown race courses. The region has a strong equine tradition that includes Show jumping, Dressage, Hunting, Eventing, Racing, Breeding and Point to Point. With all this equine activity comes a way of life that involves the best of everything and Osprey Hotel is at the heart of it all.


Punchestown Racecourse is located only 10 minutes drive from Osprey Hotel. Also known as the home of Irish jump racing, Punchestown's Festival is a five day event usually held in April each year.  

Curragh Racecourse 

The Curragh Racecourse is located only 15 minutes from Osprey Hotel. The Curragh hosts many race meeting throughout the year with the Irish Guineas Festival attracting the biggest crowd. The two day festival is typically held in the last weekend of May.

Naas Racecourse 

With 17 events throughout the year, Naas Racecourse is often considered the hub of horse racing in Kildare. Located less than 10 minutes drive from Osprey Hotel, Naas racecourse offers top class horse racing, family fun days, summer barbeque evenings and much more.