Racing & Horseriding




Navan, Fairyhouse, Bellewstown and Laytown provide both flat and national hunt racing throughout the year.


Racecourses



Navan


Set on 181 acres approximately 2 miles from Navan, this racecourse provides both national hunt and flat racing. Over the years many famous national hunt horses have raced and won at Navan, the most notable of all being the famous Arkle. Navan has a fully licensed bar and restaurant and provides corporate entertainment facilities.

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Fairyhouse


Home to the Irish Grand National since its inception in 1870, Fairyhouse has recently undergone a € 12 million redevelopment. It now boasts a 3 tiered grandstand which houses corporate suites and provides views of both the parade ring and the finishing post.

Fairyhouse has approximately 18 meetings a year with a 3 day Easter festival and a November festival.


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Laytown


Famous for its strand racing, the only official strand races remaining in Europe.

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Bellewstown


Famous for its three day racing festival which has been in existence for over three hundred years and which normally takes place in July each year.

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Horse Riding



Meath is famous for its association with horse breeding, training and many equestrian centres.
Lesson in trekking and riding for all ages and standards are available in the following centres.


Bachelor's Lodge


Situated between Navan and Kells.
Contact 046 9021736.
e-mail bachelorslodge@gmail.com


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Broadmeadow


Contact 01 8352823.  
email 
info@irishcountryhouse.com


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Kells


Contact 046 9246638.
e-mail - info@meathtourism.ie


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Rathe House


Contact 046 52376.
e-mail - brianqarvey@eircom.net


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Moy Stud


Contact Helen Fox on
046 9557575 or 086 8239115


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Mackens


Contact 046 9240246. e-mail - susannemacken@hotmail.com