When is Fairyhouse Easter Festival 2022? Date, TV details, ticket info and race details

It’s nearly time for the 2022 Easter Festival at Fairyhouse which goes under starters orders on April 16. Here’s all you need to know about one of the showpiece events of the Irish National Hunt season.

Where and when is it on?

This year’s Festival takes place at Fairyhouse Racecourse from Saturday April 14 to Monday April 16.

Where can I watch and follow the races?

Virgin Media One and ITV1 will be covering the majority of the races with a daily show throughout the week while Racing TV will show every race. And we’ll be liveblogging on for the duration of each day throughout the Festival.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are available at for all three days.

What’s the race schedule?

Easter Saturday, April 16 (Opening Day)

1.55 Fairyhouse Easter Festival Maiden Hurdle of €12000.00 2m. 4f.

2.30 Frank & Teresa O’Reilly Memorial Hunters Steeplechase of €17500.00 3m. 150yds.

3.05 BoyleSports Mares Handicap Steeplechase of €15000.00 2m. 5f.

3.40 Meath Ladies National Handicap Steeplechase of €20000.00 3m. 150yds.

4.15 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final (Grade B) of €50000.00 3m.

4.50 RYBO Handicap Hurdle (Grade A) of €100000.00 2m.

5.25 Irish EBF Mares Flat Race of €15000.00 2m. 4f.

Easter Sunday, April 17 (Gold Cup & Family Day)

2.00 Ryan’s Cleaning, Waste & Recycling Maiden Hurdle of €15000.00 2m.

2.35 Cawley Furniture Novice Handicap Hurdle of €20000.00 2m. 4f.

3.10 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final (Grade 1) of €100000.00 2m. 4f.

3.45 Paddy Kehoe Suspended Ceilings Rated Novice Steeplechase of €20000.00 2m. 5f. 50yds.

4.20 BoyleSports Novice Handicap Steeplechase (Grade B) of €50000.00 2m. 150yds.

4.55 Fairyhouse Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase (Grade 1) of €100000.00 2m. 4f.

5.30 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper of €100000.00 2m.

Easter Monday, April 18 (Irish Grand National Day)

2.05 Farmhouse Foods Novice Handicap Hurdle of €20000.00 2m.

2.40 Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) of €40000.00 2m.

3.15 Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle of €25000.00 2m. 6f.

3.50 Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Hurdle (Grade 2) of €60000.00 2m. 4f.

4.20 Devenish Steeplechase (Grade 2) of €100000.00 2m. 4f.

5.00 BoyleSports Irish Grand National Steeplechase (Extended Handicap Steeplechase) (Grade A) of €500000.00 3m. 5f. 50yds.

5.40 Fairyhouse Easter Festival Handicap Steeplechase of €25000.00 3m. 150yds.

6.10 Leinster Reinforcements & Brazil Piling (Pro/Am) Flat Race of €20000.00 2m.

What else is happening at the Festival?

Complimenting the racing action on Easter Monday, the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa Most Stylish Lady takes centre stage with 2011 Irish Grand National winning jockey and Dancing with the Stars front-runner Nina Carberry joining style sponsor Gráinne Ross, Managing Director of Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, to choose the most stylish lady on the day.

To celebrate the 150th running of the Irish Grand National, the theme of this year’s most stylish lady is “vintage sparkle”.

The day will be brought to a close with live music from Pilgrim Street in the Festival Marquee.

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