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Seasonal Events at West Wicklow House

Punchestown Race Week

Punchestown Race WeekWith Punchestown Racecourse just 10 minutes drive away West Wicklow House becomes an extension of the festival races held annually in May.  Providing live coverage and with plenty of tips passed around, enjoy the crack and the buzz of the Festival fever whether you’re heading to the races or returning from the races. And with a bit of luck celebrating your winnings!

Ladies Day which falls on the Friday is celebrated with the complete evening organised and catered for.  All you have to do is arrive in your glad rags and savour the pampering.

  • Champagne Reception and finger food on arrival
  • Coach to the Races
  • Return Journey back for dinner and dancing

St. Patrick's Day 

Expect loads of Guinness and good old fashioned drinking on 17th March.  Kitchens are open all day into the evening to soak up all that drink.  Enjoy the craic and ceoil late into the night.  A great party every year – check schedule to see who’s playing.

Hillbilly Tractor Run 

This annual charity event is held in the last weekend of June with hundreds of vehicles which include classic and vintage cars, motorbikes and tractors galore parading Blessington. Cheered on by the crowd lining the street the parade converges at the Square for an afternoon of entertainment.

West Wicklow House is the prime location to watch the parade from our out door seating areas.  With a band stand, bouncy castle. Hunt with Hounds, Billy Goat, Horses and many other attractions, everyone is well catered for by us with a BBQ and drinks.  An event that gets bigger and better every year. www.hillbillyrun.com

Arthur Guinness DayArthur Guinness Day 

All around the world on September 24th at 17.59 the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness is celebrated.  Come and join us, along with all the regular Guinness drinkers for the countdown and a pint at one minute to six in the evening as we link up with Dublin for this glorious celebration.  ‘It’s all about the timing’.

Halloween Night 

Welcome Halloweeners

October 31st when dusk settles over Blessington the Witching Hour begins. Witches, vampires, zombies, nuns, the dead, the crazies, monsters and men in womens’ dresses come out to spook and play, descending upon The West..

Dim the lights, light the pumpkin and come over for encounters with the dark and unknown.

Super prizes for the best dressed.  Dancing all night long.

Come early if you want seating space.

Oxegen Festival

Oxegen FestivalIreland’s biggest music festival and fast becoming Europe’s favourite.  Who has’nt heard of it!!  With all the top acts descending upon Punchestown, so many we couldn’t start naming them, and the legendary atmosphere in the campsites, Oxegen attracts 75,000 welly cladded festival goers.

Blessington is the one stop shop for all your needs and the West Wicklow House offers that warm and dry space with good food to keep you going and energised for the weekend.

Red route to Red Car Park and Red Campsite
Red Route from North: via M50 to N81 to Blessington to R411 to Punchestown.

Call in after the weekend to fuel up, clear your head and re-adjust to face the real world again.

Ireland's biggest music festival and the largest 100% Carbon Neutral event in Ireland.   In 2009 the European festival association Yourope awarded OXEGEN one of its prestigious ‘Green ‘n’ Clean Awards’.



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Hillbilly Tractor Run

Hillbilly Tractor Run

Arthur Guinness Day

Halloween Fancy Dress Party

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