Day 2 of the October Bank Holiday Festival - In aid of The National Breast Cancer Research Institute

Breast Cancer Research  & The Galway Races

For 2018, Galway Racecourse will launch a new three-day October Festival (Saturday 27th – Bank Holiday Monday 29th October). We will be offering three days of fantastic horseracing, hospitality, entertainment and an electric atmosphere that continues to draw people from Ireland and abroad to experience the magic that is the Galway Races. As part of this new October Festival, on Sunday 28th we will host a dedicated fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research (BCR).

The team at Galway Racecourse are proud to be working with Professor Michael Kerins and his dedicated team at BCR to organise this event.  By partnering with BCR we will be supporting the research team at NUIG to improve breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. We have lots of plans for what will be a superb day where we along with our race goers and corporate supports can raise money for such a worthy organization.

Come racing at Galway and join in on the fun of our popular Bank Holiday weekend race meeting. The ideal way to spend your Bank Holiday weekend! The day will include 7 action packed races. Racegoers can enjoy the usual great facilities in the enclosure such as delicious food, bar facilities, on-course bookmakers, the big screen, live music and of course great horse racing. Enjoy mouth-watering action on and off the track with our all-inclusive hospitality packages priced at 65 euro per person, where you get to enjoy a four course lunch in our Killanin Stand. To book this package, please contact our catering partners Lydon house direct on (091) 564 372.



On the day you can also book the special BCR All-Inclusive #RaceInPink Hospitality Package that is bookable direct with Breast Cancer Research (fundraising event). Enjoy the ultimate race day experience by booking your seat in the Killannin Stand offering you stunning views of the racetrack.

The BCR All-Inclusive #RaceInPink Hospitality Package includes:

o   Admission to the racecourse

o   Hospitality badge with access to the Killannin Stand

o   Racecard

o   Drinks reception

o   A delicious three course lunch

o   Celebrity Tipster

o   Live Music

Price per person: €90 / Table of 10 €900

To book your place call Breast Cancer Research today (091) 863 917

Breast Cancer Research, Symptomatic Breast Centre, University Hospital Galway


Turnstiles will open approximately two hours before the first race and there is free car parking. Enjoy on-course music, fantastic competitions and don’t forget – children under 16 go free!


Raceday Programme

Gates Open
First Race
Last Race

Admission Prices

Adult Admission
Children Under 16


Let us organise a great days racing for you and your friends. Two all-inclusive group packages available for Sports & Social Clubs /large groups. Minimum numbers of 10 apply to purchase these packages.

The Festival Package includes

  • 1x Adult Admission Ticket
  • 1 x Racecard
  • €10 Food Voucher
  • €5 Drink Voucher

€27.00 per person (available on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th & B.H. Monday 29th of October)

This package applies to groups of ten or more. Advance booking required.

Contact: +353 91 753 870 or email:

How To Book

This package applies to groups of ten or more. Advance booking required.

Contact: +353 91 753 870 or email:

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