Stars align for a memorable celebration at the All Ireland Polo Club

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THE All Ireland Polo Club is set to celebrate 150 years in the premiere location of Phoenix Park, Dublin Ireland, and events planned for the momentous occasion include an evening with celebrated travel expert Eoghan Corry as well as a Grand Parade on the polo ground and of course, polo.

The All Ireland Polo Club is set to celebrate 150 years of the sport in the award-winning Phoenix Park, Dublin Ireland

Eoghan Corry is an award-winning Irish journalist and lead commentator on travel at home and abroad. The globe-trotting author will host a reception at the All Ireland Polo Club on Friday 30 June at 7pm, welcoming special guests who have shaped the course of modern-day polo from its Renaissance in the 1980s to the present.

Teams from all across Ireland will be at the All Ireland Polo Club for the Derby Tournament while celebrating 150 years of Irish polo

The free event will include a lively conversation against the backdrop of a photography exhibition, showcasing polo past and present in video montages and imagery. This lively conversation is set to include Michael Herbst, the founder of Ireland’s only all-weather arena and the trailblazing Renata Coleman, one of the first women to break through the glass ceiling and pave the way for the women in polo who have followed. The evening has been sponsored by the Casey family.

With polo play comes treading in. Experience the time-honoured tradtion at the 150th anniversary of the All Ireland Polo Club

Register interest in attending the evening with Eoghan Corry on 30 June by sending an email to by Friday 23 June. Tickets are required for Pavilion access to the Order of St Lazarus fundraiser and the qualifiers of the Derby Tournament on Saturday 1 July, and may be purchased online at

Visit the pony lines from a safe distance and see the athletes who will take part in the Derby Tournament at the 150th anniversary of the All Ireland Polo Club

The finals of the Derby Tournament and Grand Parade on Sunday 2 July is by invitation. A limited number of tickets with access to the Pavilion for viewing of the final at the All Ireland Polo Club will be available at the main entrance for €25 per person.


Tags: Arts & Culture Horse Sports

Image credits: Kim Mullahey

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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