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Formed in 1734, the Limerick Foxhounds have their kennels in Clonshire, Adare, Co. Limerick and are a very well established pack in the West of Ireland.
Our annual point-to-point has been a large part of the hunts calendar for many years and continues to be a vital race meeting on the Spring circuit.
The current Limerick race track staged our point-to-point for many years when under the ownership of the late Lord Harrington. Many talented riders and horses have graduated from the Limerick Foxhounds point-to-point both when racing on the past venues and presently at Rathcannon.
Our race meeting is situated just 40 minutes from Limerick city and just half an hour from the scenic town of Adare, making a trip to Rathcannon point-to-point part of a perfect Family Sunday.
Rathcannon Point-to-Point Races
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How To Get There
From Limerick, take the M20 and at junction 5 exit onto the N20 Cork/Croom road. Stay on the N20 until you reach Banogue at which point the point-to-point will be sign posted from there. The race track is two miles from the village of Athlacca.
Shannon Airport is a 45 minute drive from the point-to-point.
Cork Airport is located an hour and twenty five minutes away.
Did You Know?
“In 2010 the late JT McNamara trained his first winner at Rathcannon point-to-point”.
We have an extensive car parking area which offers a brilliant view of the whole track. This allows you to bring your picnic in the boot of your vehicle which you can enjoy with your family and friends during the day’s racing.
In our bookmakers ring you can view and bet on any off-course races on the day in both England and Ireland.
We have outside caterers who supply a variety of tasty hot foods such as burgers, sausages and chips along with confectionaries for children of which all are reasonably priced.
If you would a treat for the day we also have an ice-cream van in attendance.
Our outside caterers sell teas, coffees and soft drinks to keep you warm during your days racing.
There are also two pubs in the nearby village of Athlacca where there is always a great welcome and atmosphere for patrons before and after racing.
Athlacca point-to-point is the perfect day out for the family in the countryside and as an added bonus for parents all children U16 have free admission.
Race goers have the opportunity to get a close up of the action when the runners are being saddled and paraded in the parade ring before their race. The fence in our home straight allows you to get a perfect viewing point of each race whether you are on foot or in the comfort of your car.
With Limerick city only 30 minutes from the track, there is an endless amount of attractions to keep you busy within the area. The picturesque town of Killarney is only an hour and half drive from the point-to-point.