The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby


The Curragh Racecourse in County Kildare ( hosts some of the most famous races in the world including the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival.

The Derby is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland open to three-year old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of one mile and four furlongs (2,414 metres), and is scheduled to take place each year in late June or early July.

The Irish Derby Festival is a complete weekend of heart-racing fun, with horse-racing, fashion, and a Derby Ball all rolled into one fabulous weekend. It is truly one of the highlights of Ireland's social calendar.

Fashion and glamour are two of the most important ingredients of a Classic Race Day. The Irish Derby's Official Ladies' Day is on the Saturday, and there are also prizes for the "Most Stylish" ladies on Derby Day on the Sunday. supplies 2,000 Ladies' Bags for the fairer sex to enjoy over the Festival weekend. 




Festival Day, Saturday July 1st 2017 - don't the ladies look fabulous?!


The extremely stylish bags were again supplied by St. Tropez, the award-winning tanning brand.

Contents for 2017 included:

  • St. Tropez Tanning Lotion (full retail size)
  • Mitchum deodorant
  • Lily O'Brien's chocolate mini sample
  • Nivea Soft Moisturiser mini tub
  • John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo & Moisturiser
  • Ballygowan Sparklingly Fruity Pear and Raspberry
  • Lifeline Hangover Defence for Wine
  • Chapstick
  • Carefree discount voucher
  • Irish Life promotional insert

For more information, please call us on 00353-21 4831828 or email

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR 2018 - because of major refurbishment at the racecourse and the effect of this on visitor numbers, the next opportunity will be in 2019 - details will be available in Autumn 2018 on how to participate in the Goody Bags for the Derby Festival in Summer 2019.