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.
By Rail: There are regular train services from Drogheda and Dublin (Connolly Station) to Laytown train station. Check Irish Rail website for time tables. There are shuttle buses on race day from Laytown train station to the course one hour before the first race. Or it is a 10 min walk from station to the races.
Race day train timetable: Dublin Connolly – Laytown
Visit Irish Rail for full up to date train timetables.
A free courtesy bus service will run from Laytown Train Station / roundabout at the end of the Tara Road to the Race Field one hour before the first race and returning 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.
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.
Race day parking
There is 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 – Google MAP
Laytown Railway Station carparks are on each side of the bridge – two carparks at Laytown Station with a capacity for 200 cars
- Roundabout car park at Tara Road with a capacity for 60 cars Google Map
- Scoil Oilibheir Naofa/ Laytown Junior School Google MAP – The school car park at Scoil Oilibhear Naofa has capacity for 50 cars.
The Owners, Trainers, Jockeys and Bookmakers car park is adjacent to the Parish Hall in Laytown.