If you are looking for a great night out in Ireland then there is nothing like the buzz of greyhound racing. Go greyhound racing at any of the Irish Greyhound Board. Horse Racing Ireland is the commercial-semi-state body that was established in to replace the Irish Horseracing Authority. It will reside at The Curragh in. On 18th April, , the first greyhound race track was opened in Ireland. This was in Celtic Park, Belfast, and was followed immediately by Shelbourne Park.