Laytown is a small seaside resort on the east coast of Ireland, 29 miles/46 km north of Dublin. See the Location Map.
How To Get Here
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 four Free Parking areas on race day. 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. Trains run from Connolly Station Dublin every 40 minutes to Laytown. Trains run from Drogheda every half hour. There are shuttle buses on race day from Laytown train station to the course. Or it is a 10 min walk from station to the races.
Race day train timetable: Dublin Connolly – Laytown
Outward departs Dublin Connolly at 13:50. Arrive Laytown 14:35.
Depart Laytown to Dublin Connolly 20:06 or 21:11. Arrive Dublin Connolly 20:59 or 22:01. Visit Irish Rail for full up to date train timetables.
A free courtesy bus service will run from Laytown Train Station/Laytown Park to the Race Field. This service will start two hours before the first race and run throughout the day returning to Laytown Railway Station/Laytown Park half an hour after the last race.
Matthews Coaches depart from Dublin city centre to Laytown. Matthew’s bus leave Dublin every half hour, it goes direct to the enclosure and the return bus leaves from the enclosure on the half hour. Check 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.
The new D1 and D2 schedule Bus Eireann departs Drogheda Bus Station by way of Scotch Hall shopping centre stop, every 15mins and goes directly to the Race Field.
Visit Bus Eireann for up to date information.
Dublin airport is the nearest airport, 20 miles away.
Map – race day parking
There are five Free Parking areas on race day listed below. Parking is limited so get there early. Public transport is encouraged.
A free shuttle bus service will run from these parking areas to the race field before and after racing.
- Laytown Train Station
Laytown Railway Station carparks are on each side of the bridge – two carparks at Laytown Station with a capacity for 200 cars
2. Farm Shop
The Farm Shop is at Lis Maura and has capacity for 100 cars
3. Scoil Oilibheir Naofa – The school car park at Scoil Oilibhear Naofa has capacity for 50 cars.
4. School yards at Colaiste na hInse
The school car park at Colaiste na hInse has capacity for 70 cars
5. Additional parking available at the Sea View Bar
The owners Trainers, Jockeys and Bookmakers car park is adjacent to the Church in Laytown.