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The Irish Independent Irish Laurels

The 2018 Irish Independent Irish Laurels

Cork's biggest Greyhound Racing event is on now with 5 weeks of fun-filled entertainment and top Greyhound Racing action on offer. 

Laurels 2018 Dates for your Diary

*Please note that racing will be deferred by one hour on Saturday 30th June 2018 due to the hot weather conditions

1st Round: Saturday 16th June
2nd Round: Saturday 23rd June
Quarter Finals: Saturday 30th June
Semi-Final: Saturday 7th July
Family Fun Night - find out more

Final: Saturday 14th July 
Find out more about the Final night & events here

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. Book our Laurels Transport package now for just €15 per person, check out all the details above. 

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

The 2017 Irish Independent Irish Laurels in Curraheen Park takes place from 24th June to 22nd July - the perfect summer night out in Cork

Enjoying a night out at the Laurels

Joining us for the 2018 Irish Independent Irish Laurels this June and July in Cork? Why not book a meal in our stadium restaurant? Or if you're enjoying a casual night out with the gang, then be sure to check our excellent value group packages. 

Restaurant Meal & racing available from just €20.95 per person, including your Admission & Race Programme (worth €10). Advanced booking required. 

Group packages including admission & food from as little as €9.99 per person

For a fun night out in Cork this summer, visit Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium for the Irish Independent Irish Laurels


  • 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 €10 per person

New: 2018 Laurels Group Packages

Laurels Transport Package
€15 per person

Perfect for groups (5+) enjoying a night out in Cork this Summer, this includes:

  • Your Admission & Race Programme (worth €10 alone)
  • A pint of beer (choice of Becks Lager or Roundstone Irish Ale)*
    Beer can be substituted for a House Wine or Mineral
  • A €5 Tote Betting Voucher
  • Return Transport (1 of 3 collection points)

Find out more about the Shuttle Bus service including stops above

T&C's apply. Minimum of 5 people required.
Must be booked and paid in advance. 
Does not include reserved seating or area.
Subject to availability, limited numbers apply. 

Book the Laurels Transport Package now

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 

Book your Laurels Night Out Now

Best Dressed Lady Competition

Ladies, join us on Saturday 14th July at the Final of the Irish Independent Irish Laurels for our Best Dressed Lady competition. 

Sponsored by Wilton Shopping Centre, there's €1,500 in shopping vouchers to be won. Visit our Laurels Final page to find out more.