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Location Laytown is a small seaside resort on the east coast of Ireland, 29 miles/46 km north of Dublin. See the Location Map. Laytown Races is the only officially approved beach racing in Europe

How To Get There

By Road: 46 km north of Dublin. Take Junction 7 off the M1, (Dublin - Belfast motorway), follow R132 to Julianstown take R150 to Laytown. Get your route on AA Route planner This year there are 4 Free Parking areas on race day (6th September 2018) A free shuttle bus service will run from these parking areas to the race field before and after racing.
By Rail: There are regular train services from Drogheda and Dublin (Connolly Station) to Laytown Station. There are shuttle busses on race day from Laytown station to the course. Or it is a 10 min walk from station to the races.

Race day train timetable:

Outward Dep Dublin Connolly @ 13.36 Arr Laytown 14.23
Return Dep Laytown @ 20.11 Arr Dublin Connolly @ 21.00 Or Dep Laytown @ 22.11 Arr Dublin Connolly @ 23.01 Visit Irish Rail for full train timetables.
A free courtesy bus service will run from Laytown Train Station/Laytown Park to the Race Field. This service will run throughout the day returning to Laytown Railway Station/Laytown Park 1/2 hour after the last race.

By Bus: Matthews Coaches depart from Dublin, Parnell Street, 1:00pm to Laytown return from Laytown 5:40pm to Dublin, Parnell Street. Visit Matthews Bus website for up to date information

Bus Eireann:- depart Drogheda 12.55pm to Laytown return from Bettystown square 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm. Visit Bus Eireann for up to date information.

By Air: Dublin is the nearest airport.

Map of Race meeting on race day

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