Bellewstown Racecourse

County Meath

Non-Race Day Enquiries
Tel: +353 (0) 41 9842111
Fax: +353 (0) 41 9842112

Race Day Enquiries

Tel: +353 (0) 41 9823614
Fax: +353 (0) 41 9823644


Bellewstown racecourse, on the Hill of Crockafotha in Co Meath, is beautifully situated in a rural setting with magnificent views of the Mountains of Mourne to the north and the Irish sea to the east.

Bellewstown has two festivals; one at the begining of July and one at the end of August. The races have always been associated with the smell of freshly mown hay and the taste of strawberries and cream.

We do not know exactly when racing started in Bellewstown, but the first record of races appears in the August edition of the Dublin Gazette and the Weekly Courier in 1726. George Tandy, a former Mayor of Drogheda and brother of the famous Napper Tandy, persuaded King George III to sponsor a race at Bellewstown in 1780. The race was called His Majesty's Plate and was valued at £100.

Barney Curley is reputed to have pulled off one of the biggest betting coups in Ireland with Yellow Sam at Bellewstown in 1975.

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Bellewstown Race Course Arial Photo Bellewstown 1 - Credit Fran Caffery Bellewstown Racing, credit Suzanne Collins


From Dublin By Car
Bellewstown is just 25 miles north of Dublin and 6 miles south of Drogheda.

Coming along the M1 from either Dublin or Belfast, turn off the motorway at Junction sign posted Drogheda south, Julianstown and Laytown.

Pass Gormanstown service station and take the next turn off and go straight for two miles which will bring you to the racecourse.

By Bus
Contact Bus Eireann + 353 (0)1 836 6111, or visit

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Sponsoring a race at Bellewstown is the ideal exposure you need whether you are entertaining customers, rewarding staff, building a brand or simply enjoying the electric atmosphere with friends.

Here at Bellewstown we have a number of sponsorship and advertising packages. The packages can be tailored to suit both your individual requirements and your budget. In addition, our facilities ensure you have the opportunity to entertain your guests in comfort and style.

Sponsorship Options

  • Race Sponsorship
  • Product Display
  • Best Dressed Ladies, Gents & Couple
  • Best Turned Out Horse
  • Track & Parade Ring Signage
  • Stable Lads Canteen
  • Leading Trainer
  • Racecard Competition
  • Saddle Cloth & Horse Rug Branding
  • Grooms Jacket Branding
  • Reciprocal Website Links
  • Complimentary Tickets

For More Information Contact: Alan on  +353 (0)86 8202874

Corporate Entertainment

Our superb corporate hospitality programmes offers you an ideal way to combine business with pleasure. Accepting group reservations from 4 to 400, guests can all enjoy the excitement of great evenings racing whilst dining and being entertained by our celebrity tipster. Corporate Hospitality at Bellewstown offers a great day's entertainment with full bar facilities, great food, dancing, tote betting and the very best of racing. See below for our full Corporate Programme.

Corporate Reservations: For corporate reservations or further information call Karen Devine, Tel. 041 9806909 or

The Corporate Package Includes:

Admission and race card
Private or shared facilities (depending on numbers)
Hot or cold menus
Full bar and tote facilities
Live music