The Curragh Racecourse
The Curragh Racecourse development project is on schedule with the magnificent new facilities due for completion by the end of 2018, in time to launch for the 2019 horse racing season.
Designed by Grimshaws, in association with Newenham Mulligan & Associates, the new Curragh will see the creation of world class multi-purpose facilities on a par with the best anywhere in the world. The new venue will respect both the great heritage of the Curragh and the importance of celebrating the unique landscape of the Curragh plains, whilst retaining the intimate and distinctive character of the existing racecourse grounds. The redevelopment aims to upgrade the facilities and amenities of the site with an innovative design that will create a sense of arrival, atmosphere and excitement.
The centrepiece of the redevelopment will see the creation of a major new multi-purpose grandstand incorporating five star corporate facilities for racing days, which can also be used for conferencing, meetings and special events, while the grandstand will also feature restaurants, bars and superb viewing facilities for the public.
A new arrivals and reception area will incorporate a brand new visitor attraction incorporating a Visitors Centre and Museum and celebrate the history of racing in Ireland and the contribution Ireland has made to the sport worldwide and embracing Ireland’s Ancient East
The Curragh will continue to race in 2018 from May to September with high quality marquee structures in place, although elements of the new complex will be completed by next Spring.
See www.curragh.ie for further information.