The Curragh in detail

Flights & getting there

The M7 from Dublin cuts through the middle of the Curragh (take exit 12 for the racecourse and Newbridge).

Bus Éireann (www.buseireann.ie) runs between Dublin's Busáras bus station and Newbridge (€11, 1¼ hours, up to four per hour), continuing to Kildare town (€4.30, 25 minutes). Dublin Coach (www.dublincoach.ie) runs special buses from Dublin Airport and Dublin to the Curragh on race days; you must reserve 72 hours in advance online.

Trains link Newbridge with Dublin Heuston (€10.50, 35 minutes, up to four per hour) and Kildare town (€5.50, five minutes, up to four per hour).