Listowel Racing Festival

Listowel Racing Festival – 7 days of Mayhem

Next Sunday will see the start of the annual Listowel Harvest Racing Festival, which will bring thousands of revellers to the North Kerry town for 7 days of action packed racing and also the town will have its own unique welcome for visitors both old and new.

The town’s “Mart “will see the Amusements roll into to town to entertain the kids and break the bank of Mommy and Daddy for 7 days!! But this festival has been going strong for well over 100 years and will continue to get bigger and better.

The Town itself going racing mad for the 7 days and each business gets into the spirit of things by dressing their premises with racing paraphernalia. It is wonderful to see a town like Listowel coming together to showcase all that is good about the town and also the North Kerry area in general.

The Kerry National is of course the high point of the week that takes place on the Wednesday. This race is a very prestigious race and all the Irish based trainers put their best foot forward in the renewal each year, also a number of English based raiders will make the trip over.

Of course all 7 days are big days for the punters but for the more fashion forward among you mark down Thursday and Friday as the days to be on the “Island”. Thursday will see the battle for the best dressed man take place.

Friday will draw the biggest crowd of the week and will see another fierce battle contested in the fashion stakes as the best dressed lady will be crowned.

So as people can see, Listowel Harvest Racing Festival has every angle covered. Now all that people need to concentrate on now is getting those last few jobs done and clearing the decks for 7 days of fun and Frolics in “Lovely Listowel”.


Cian Mc Gibney




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