Please read our Getting There page for details of the new traffic plan with all options and routes into the Galway Races.
It is advisable to arrive at least one hour before the advertised time of the first race. Turnstiles open approximately two hours before the first race of each day.
Ladies day is Thursday of the Summer Festival. For more details of Ladies Day please view our Ladies Day page.
The dates for the Summer Festival 2020 are Monday 27th July until Sunday 2nd August.
There is a viewing stand adjacent to the Steward’s stand, and also adjacent to Parade Ring. Disabled WC’s are provided. Please also check our Accessibility page.
No. Admission can be paid on the day through the turnstiles. To avail of our ‘Advance Ticket’ price, we advise you book your ticket online before the day of the event.
All student’s are admitted at the discounted rate with proof of a current ID at the turnstiles at the following prices. To avail of this discount, you must be aged 18 years or over & hold a valid Student I.D.
|Monday – €20||Friday – €25|
|Tuesday – €20||Saturday – €15|
|Wednesday – €20||Sunday – €15|
|Thursday – €25|
All O.A.P.’s are admitted at the discounted rate with proof of a current ID at the turnstiles at the following prices.
|Monday – €15||Friday – €20|
|Tuesday – €15||Saturday – €10|
|Wednesday – €15||Sunday – €10|
|Thursday – €20|
Children aged 17 years & under are admitted free of charge to the 2020 Summer Festival but they must be accompanied by parent or guardian for both admission and for the duration of the race day. Please note that children aged 17 & under who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian will not be admitted to the racecourse.
Binoculars can be hired on the Race course from a booth, at the rear of the Millennium Stand.
There are ten ATM machines facilities located beside the Garda hut, to the rear of the Wilson Lynch Building.
Doctors, nurses and Order of Malta personnel will be in attendance throughout the races and are happy to help assist with any medical needs. They may be found in the First Aid Room beside Entrance B. There are three defibrillators within the enclosure, one in the ground floor of the Millennium Stand, one in the ground of the Killanin Stand and one in the Administration Office located adjacent to the weighroom.
There are numerous restaurants and bars in the Stands and on the grounds. Please browse our Oncourse Restaurants and Bars page for more information.
All races will be shown on Big Screen Closed Circuit Television each day at various points throughout the grounds. Also shown is the S.I.S. coverage of English racing every day.
There are numerous places throughout the enclosure where you can place a bet. Tote facilities are available in the main tote building, on all levels of the Killanin Stand and Millennium Stand, in the Owners & Trainers bar, in the Carvery Restaurant, the Mayor’s Bar, and the Mayor’s Garden. Touch-tote facilities are also available at these locations. You will find details of how to place a bet in your race card.
There are two bookmaker’s rings, one situated between the Parade Ring and the Millennium Stand, the second in the Mayor’s Garden. Ladbrokes SP Office is located at the rear of the main tote building.
Please click on our Accommodation page for a list of hotels and self catering accomodation in Galway.
Here at Galway Racecourse, we have no strict dress code policy, yet we do encourage a smart/casual approach, especially in our hospitality lounges. We do host ‘Best Dressed’ Competitions which race-goers are actively encouraged to dress smart. Hats and Fascinators most welcome!