AugustFest off-track entertainment at Killarney Races

Killarney Races will host AugustFest this week, offering 3 days of top-quality jump and flat action for horse-racing fans. Today, organisers have released details of their off-track entertainment plans which are set to go down a treat with social racegoers and punters alike. With GAA celebrations, a bi-centenary celebration, an official opening and of course the highly anticipated AYU Ladies Day fashion event there is something for everyone at AugustFest!

Thursday is Sam Maguire evening when local Kerry footballers will celebrate in style at Killarney Races. To mark Kerry’s recent success and Killarney Races bi-centenary celebration, Killarney Races are offering an amazing deal on the opening day of their three-day event. On Thursday 18th patrons will enjoy admission, a racecard and a €5 free bet all for €20! The first race is at 5.05pm with gates open from 3pm so come along early, bring along your jersey, a marker and your camera as it’s going to be a great evening for all the family.

Friday will see the new entrance at Killarney Racecourse officially opened, as racing officials unlock the gate to the next 200 years at the popular racing venue. The first race goes to post at 4.05pm with gates open from 3pm and live music on the lawn from Donal Lucey and the Tom Cats after racing in the Jim Culloty Bar.

Saturday is AYU Ladies Day when ladies are set to arrive in style to be in with a chance of winning the much-coveted title. Style judges for the Ayu Ladies Day include our own Kerry Ladies Football Captain Anna Galvin, the fabulous Marietta Doran and AYU Brand Ambassador and Kildare Ladies Football Captain Grace Clifford. The stylish trio will be on the lookout for ladies who shine their natural beauty, express their best selves and encompass all that Ayu stands for, empowering women to look and feel wonderful.

The lucky winner will receive a year’s supply of AyuGlo Tan for you and a friend plus a VIP trip for two to Kildare like no other. First, you will visit the Ayu pop-up shop at Kildare Village where you will enjoy a VIP consultation, application and a selection of Ayu cosmetics range handpicked for you by the owner and founder of Ayu Suzie O’Neill. The winner and their guest will then enjoy dinner, overnight luxury accommodation and sumptuous breakfast at the 4-star, Barberstown Castle in Straffan, Co. Kildare.

Gates open at the earlier time of 12 noon on Saturday with the first race off at 2.10pm. Patrons are advised to come racing early, to nab the best seating areas, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the music and sample the very best of Killarney hospitality. For further information or to book tickets, punter packs and hospitality online visit


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