€70m Curragh redevelopment on the right track

On schedule

Niamh O'Donoghue

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€70m Curragh redevelopment on the right track

What the new Curragh racecourse stand will look like

The redevelopment of the Curragh is on schedule and significant progress has been made on the busy construction site, which will have over 300 employed on site at it’s peak.

Kildare County Council CEO Peter Carey, who visited the site recently, gave a strong commitment to support the project.

“I am very impressed by the progress to date and the completed development will provide a significant boost to the county, while it is already having a positive impact on the local economy with many Kildare businesses already benefiting from additional revenue generated by the project,” said Carey, “I am confident that the new Curragh will ensure the racecourse becomes one of the finest in the world making the county truly proud of it’s horse racing roots and revitalising the venue not only as an iconic sporting amenity, but also as a vibrant and exciting multi purpose venue which will be used for a variety of activities and events.”

The construction of the Curragh Racecourse facility is being carried out by John Sisk and Sons. Newbridge based Murphy International is completing the relocation of the Viewing Room, while Purcell Construction are working on the new building and Stable Yard refurbishment - due to be completed for the 2018 racing season.

Derek McGrath, Curragh CEO said; “I am delighted to say that all is going according to plan and our project team are working extremely well with our contractors. The tremendous support of Kildare County Council and our various stakeholders and investors has ensured the project continues to prosper. Anyone driving past the Curragh will see the landscape regularly changing as the development evolves and the new grandstand rises from the earth.”