Curragh Racecourse. A day out at the Curragh, especially on Derby day, is a Irish summer ritual. The area is Ireland's major racing center, and the Curragh Racecourse is its main showplace. It's a flat racing mecca for enthusiasts from all over the world, and the Irish Derby and other international horse races are run here. N7, Naas, Co. Kildare, Co. Kildare. 045/441–205; www.curragh.ie. €18.