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Irish Independent Irish Laurels Final 2018

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Don't miss the Final of the 2018 Irish Independent Irish Laurels on Saturday 14th July in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, Cork. 

2018 Laurels Finalists

Curraheen Park, home of the Irish Independent Irish Laurels


  • Fantastic racing action including the Final of the 2018 Irish Independent Irish Laurels
  • Best Dressed Lady Competition, sponsored by Wilton Shopping Centre
  • Live Music in the Bar after racing
  • A chance to meet some Retired Greyhounds with the Friends of Cork Greyhounds
  • Great food, drink & company and so much more....



  • Adult Admission - €10 including race programme
  • Students / OAP's - €5 (Valid ID essential)
  • Children Under 12 - €1, 13-16 - €2, 17 & 18 - €4
  • Group Admission & Food Packages available from €15 per person

Admission can be paid on the night or pre-booked in advance
Group & Restaurant Packages must be booked in advance, either online here or by calling us on 0212429200 or emailing 

Laurels Final Restaurant Packages
€40 per person

Join us on Laurels Final night for a delcious meal & superb racing action and entertainment. 

Our Irish Independent Irish Laurels Final Restaurant package incudes:

  • Admission & Race Programme (worth €10 alone)
  • Reserved seating in our glass-fronted stadium restaurant, perfect for enjoying all the racing action outside
  • A delicious 4 Course Meal (Starter, Main Course, Dessert & Tea/Coffee)
    *Steak available on request - €5 Steak Supplement applies
  • Complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival (can be substituted for mineral)
  • Tote Betting & Bar service direct to your table


Best Dressed Lady Competition

Ladies, dress to impress on Laurels Final night for your chance to win €1,500 in Wilton Shopping Centre vouchers. 

Laurels Best Dressed Winner prize €1,000 voucher
Second Prize €300 voucher
Third Prize €200 voucher

The Best Dressed Lady competition is sponsored by Wilton Shopping Centre and will be judged by a Wilton Shopping Centre representative and Bairbre Power from the Irish Independent. 

There is no formal entry process, just arrive early and dress to impress. The judges will be filtering through the stadium early in the night to pick their finalists. 

Getting to the Irish Independent Irish Laurels Final

Leave the car at home during this year's Irish Independent Irish Laurels and catch the FREE Shuttle Bus from Cork City & back. 

Collection Times travelling to the stadium

6.00pm   Silly Goose, Cork City
6.30pm   The Outpost, Bishopstown

7.15pm   Tradehouse, Ballincollig

Return Times (leaving the stadium to go towards the City)

11.00pm   First Bus leaving
11.30pm   Second Bus leaving

12.00am   Third Bus leaving

We offer free car parking on a first come, first served basis. 

Click on the Google Map below to plan your route to Curraheen Park

Free Shuttle Bus offered on Saturday's throughout the 2018 Irish Independent Irish Laurels only - Saturday 16th, 23rd & 30th June and Saturday 7th & 14th July