Roscommon Racecourse

Roscommon Racecourse, with its rich history, first opened its gates for a notable meeting in 1837, orchestrated by the British Military during their tenure in the town.

The official commencement of racing was in 1885, and apart from a brief hiatus between 1936 and 1948, the tradition has flourished uninterrupted. From its humble beginnings of a single annual meeting, Roscommon Racecourse now proudly hosts nine meetings each year, spanning from mid-May to the cusp of October.

The course, designed with a right-handed layout, stretches over a distance of one mile and two furlongs, culminating in a distinct incline leading to the victory post.

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