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Rose of Tralee Race Day 2018

Racing with the Roses

Meet the 2018 Roses at their first event

Wednesday 15th August is Rose Race Day at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee. 

Go Racing with the 2018  Roses, their Escorts & the reigning Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne this Wednesday. There's plenty for all the family and it's the perfect opportunity to start those all important rose autograph collections. 

A Flavour of the Experience

What's Happening on the Rose Race Day?

  • 10 exciting Greyhound Races
  • Kids entertainment including face painting, bouncy castle, cartoon characters like Anna, Elsa, Chase, Mickey & Minnie 
  • A Best Dressed Lady competition
  • Live music after racing
  • Your chance to win tickets to the prestigous Rose Ball on Friday 17th August

Doors Open at 6.00pm
First Race at 7:45pm

Join the 2018 Roses for an evening of racing and family fun in the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Wednesday 15th August 2018

How much is the Rose Race Day?

Family Ticket only €15 for 2 Adults & 2 Kids
No need to pre-book, you can purchase the family ticket at the turnstiles on the night

Adult Admission €10, including race programme
OAPs & Students €5 (Valid ID required)

Why not book our Summer Family Offer?

For just €29.50 for 2 Adults & 2 Kids, this offer includes:

  • Admission for 2 Adults & 2 Children (Under 16)
  • 2 Race Programmes to follow the exciting racing action
  • 2 Adult Meals* (Regular Beef Burger (2oz) & Chips)
  • 2 Kids Meals* (Sausages or Chicken Tenders & Chips)
  • Soft Drink served with each meal

*Meals served from Food Hall / Fast Food Area

- This offer must be pre-booked. Additional people, food and drink may be paid for locally on the night at normal stadium rates. 
- This offer does not include reserved seating

Click here to book your Summer Family Offer now

Restaurant Meals available to book

Restaurant prices from as little as €19.95, including admission. To view our restaurant packages, click on the link below for booking or visit our Prices & Deals page


Tralee is the place to be from 15th to  21nd August 2018 for the Rose of Tralee International Festival - see you there!

Video: What Makes Tralee the perfect spot for visiting Tourists

In 2015 Declan Dowling, our Sales, Commercial & Operations Manager chatted with the 2014 Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, about what makes Tralee & the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium the perfect spot for visiting tourists. 

Video courtesy of the Rose Hotel, Tralee

Proud Sponsors of the Rose of Tralee

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is proud to sponsor and support the Rose of Tralee Festival. 

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 59 years in 2018. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to County Kerry, Ireland for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and Rose Parades. 

For more info on the Rose of Tralee, please click here