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90 Years of Racing at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium

90 Years of Greyhound Racing

Happy Birthday Shelbourne

Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium opened its doors in 1927 

Footage: British Pathe

On Saturday 14th May 1927, 10,000 people flocked to witness the opening night of Ireland's newest sport, Greyhound Racing. 

Shelbourne Park became the first venue in the Republic of Ireland to host Greyhound Racing. 

Come and Celebrate with us on Thursday August 17th 

On what promises to be a great night with the opening rounds of the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby also taking place, why not join the birthday celebrations at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium?

Gates Open at 6.30pm

First Race approx. 7.40pm

Share your Memories from 90 Years of Racing

Marking 50 years of Greyhound Racing in Ireland

Image: Marking 50 years of Greyhound Racing in Ireland in 1977

On Thursday 17th August, we'll be capturing your memories from 90 years of racing in Shelbourne Park. If you've got a story to share with us, please make sure you let our camera crew know - we'd love to hear it. 

You can also share with us using #90YearsofRacing and #ShelbournePark90 on social media. 

Don't forget to watch out for the memories as we share them throughout the year. 

FREE Dublin Coach Shuttle Bus

Dublin Coach, our National Travel Partners, provide a free shuttle bus service between Dublin City Centre and Shelbourne Park every Friday and Saturday night.

Friday & Saturday night Shuttle Bus
Departs Burgh Quay (outside Immigration Office) at 7pm

Returns to City Centre after racing (departs 10.45pm)

Shelbourne Park Location

South Lotts Road, Dublin 4
D04 W5C3


Shelbourne Park offers onsite parking, available on race nights at a rate of €2 per car. On busier nights parking spaces may be limited so we advise the use of public transport, where possible. 

Travelling by Public Transport


Shelbourne Park is a 5-10 minute walk from it's nearest DART station, Grand Canal Dock. 

For information on DART and train services, please visit the Irish Rail website.

Nearby Accommodation

Grand Canal Hotel (10 Minute Walk)
Grand Canal Street Upper, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: 00353-1-6461000 

Sandymount Hotel (15/20 Minutes Walk)
Herbert Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4 
Tel: 00353 -1-6142000  

Restaurant Packages
Restaurant Packages available. For more info click here.
To book call 061 448 080 or you can email

Dublin Tourism
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