The Leopardstown Racecourse Christmas festival will be behind closed doors this year as a result of the rising incidence of Covid-19 nationally, organisers have said.
The sold-out festival, which is due to run from December 26th until December 29th, includes four days of National Hunt racing and entertainment.
In an update, the organisers said there would be no general public at this year’s festival, with only industry, owners and members permitted to attend.
Full refunds will be processed as soon as possible, they added. Up to 5,000 people had been expected to attend.
Tim Husbands, chief executive of Leopardstown Racecourse, said the decision was due to the rising case numbers of the Covid-19 virus over the past couple of days.
“We have seen the rising case numbers nationally and locally reflected in our staff over the pas …