The famous Leopardstown Racecourse is only 10 minutes drive from the IMI Residence.

The course hosts about 22 National Hunt and Flat Race meetings each year. Some of the most important events in the Leopardstown calendar include


  • Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (May)
  • Irish Champion Stakes (September)
  • Matron Stakes (September)

National Hunt

  • MCR Hurdle (January)
  • Arkle Novice Chase (January)
  • Deloitte Novice Hurdle (February)
  • Dr P.J. Moriarty Novice Chase (February)
  • Hennessy Gold Cup (February)
  • Lexus Chase (December)
  • December Festival Hurdle (Christmas)

Getting To Leopardstown Racecourse


Catch the Luas from Balally (10 mins walk from the IMI) 2 stops to Sandyford. The course is only a short walk or hop on the complimentary shuttle bus.


It’s a short 4km/10 minute drive to Leopardstown Race Course and parking is available.

Why stay at IMI Residence?

Our competitive room only rates start from €75 per night. Enjoy free parking and WiFi, access to our fully equipped on-site gym and relaxing sleep in our bright and spacious modern bedrooms. Dundrum town centre, home to Ireland's largest shopping centre is only a 15-minute walk from our front door.