Thrilling jumps action on the cards at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival

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THE Fairyhouse Easter Festival is on course for three days of thrilling jumps action along with live entertainment and hospitality and there will be plenty of fun on the cards for the whole family.

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BoyleSports Irish Grand National 2022 winner Lord Lariat at trainer Dermot McLoughlin’s yard pictured with jockey Paddy O’Hanlon and Sharon McHugh, BoyleSports Head of PR and Sponsorship

It all begins on Saturday 8 April and culminates in the Boylesports Irish Grand National on Easter Monday (10 April), the richest chase and one of the most anticipated on the racing calendar. Last year’s winner, Lord Lariat trained by Dermot McLoughlin is set to race for the Grand National win and tickets for the richest race and all the days of the festival can be booked online at

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Opening day of the festival will feature the €100,000 RYBO Handicap Hurdle and the sought after Ladies Chase for female jockeys, and then brought to a close with live music in the Festival Marquee. Gold Cup Day on Easter Sunday (9 April) will see double Grade 1 action and free entertainment for the whole family including face painting, balloon modelling and bubble fun for everyone.

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Easter Sunday will also feature the La Bucca Easter Bonnet competition alongside top class racing in the Grade 1 Boylesports Gold Cup Novice Chase and kids go free for the full day for all family events and trackside.

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The Fairyhouse Easter Festival will be filled with all the glamour and festivities along with music and entertainment and of course, the best in National Hunt racing with more than €1.25 million in prize money to be won.


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Image credits: Fairyhouse Racecourse, INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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