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Kavanagh Seeks Industry Support In Bid To Find Long-Term Home For Museum

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm

Horse Museum - Kildare Town Courthouse

The Horse Museum will be available during the month of August by request, just email us here in the Heritage Centre and book your visit , email

Jim Kavanagh, the retired racehorse trainer who has showcased his vast collection of Irish racing memorabilia at the Courthouse in County Kildare for five years now, has made a passionate plea for support from the industry to keep his rare treasures alive by finding a permanent home for the museum.

At 80 years of age, Kavanagh has single-handedly kept the museum open for the past five summers and, while he had initially planned to close up shop for the year after Oaks weekend, has committed to running the tours for another month by appointment only.

But Kavanagh hopes to secure something more long-term for his vast collection of racing memorabilia which dates back to Orby, the first Irish-trained winner of the Derby back in 1907, and says that people in the industry could make a big difference.

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August 1 @ 10:00 am
August 31 @ 4:00 pm
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The Courthouse, Kildare Town