The local economy will be boosted by around €60 million by the Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival, which starts on Tuesday.
The festival at the famous Co Kildare racecourse is seen as the grand finale of the Irish jump season and it is expected that 95,000 people will attend the event over the five days.
Homegrown champion jockeys Willie Mullins, Ruby Walsh, Paul Carberry and trainer Jessica Harrington will take part in the event. Also there...
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