When & Where The Glenbeigh Festival Horseraces usually occurs for 3 days in late August or in early September (as was the case in 2009). In 2011 the dates are September 2, 3 & 4th. For horseraces, the location is Rossbeigh Strand; a beach in Co. Kerry in Ireland. The exact timing of the horse races changes annually and depends on the timing of the tides.
What to Expect Lots of horse and pony racing. The festival kicks off when the Queen of the festival is named at the Red Fox Inn Pub, usually on the Friday night. Races go throughout the Saturday. Also some less racey events such as froccer (men in dresses playing soccer).
Rossbeigh Strand Horse & Pony Races
Irish Tra-ceoil Traditional Irish music can be heard all along the streets as it blares out from Ashes Bar, The Red Fox Inn, The Ross Inn and the Towers Hotel. Late night Irish music and dancing sessions guaranteed to keep you on your toes.
Getting there Book a flight to any airport in Ireland here. You can also book a train in Ireland here.
Accommodation in Ireland Book your accommodation in County Kerry & the rest of Ireland here.
Glenbeigh Festival History
History These Irish horseraces first took place in 1924, however the 4 organisers didn't have a permit and were thus fined £80 ! The races would resume again in 1957