The iconic Summer Festival returns on Monday 30th July 2018.

Galway Racecourse plays host to one of the greatest race meetings in the world, the famous and iconic Galway Races Summer Festival, that boasts seven days of superb racing, hospitality, entertainment, stunning fashion and an electric atmosphere that continues to draw people from Ireland and abroad to experience the magic that is ‘The Galway Races’.

The racecourse offers a great selection of hospitality facilities and continually strives to offer the race goer a wonderful raceday experience.

Over 140,000 people attended the Summer Festival Meeting in 2017 where betting turnover reached great heights once again. The total prize fund for the fifty-two sponsored races reached an impressive €2 million.

If you fancy a flutter while at the course, there are various options for placing a bet at the Galway Races; the Tote, on-course betting shops and on-course bookmakers.

Turnstiles will open each day at approximately two hours before the first race.


Gather Your Tribe

The opening day of the Galway Races Summer Festival in The City of The Tribes.

Ladies Day

Widely renowned as ‘Ladies Day’ at the Galway Festival, Thursday combines the very best in racing and fashion for the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar.

Friday’s Fair Lady

With seven very competitive races on the card, Friday is always a hugely popular evening race meeting, and a great way to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend.

Super Saturday

A day out with your family with fun and colour at the heart of this special day.

Mad Hatter’s Competition

The final day of the Summer Festival 2017 epitomises that old adage about saving the best for last!


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
  • €10 Food Voucher
  • €5 Drink Voucher
  • €5 Betting Voucher

€35.00 per person (available on all 7 days of the Summer Festival 2018)


The Premium Festival Package includes

  • 1x Adult Admission Ticket
  • 1x Reserved Seat Badge with Exclusive Access to the Private Corrib Bar with Panoramic Views of the Finish Line (a‘Top Tip’ from the staff at Galway Races)
  • €10 Food Voucher
  • €5 Drink Voucher
  • €5 Betting Voucher

Price: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday €50 per person, Thursday €55 per person, Saturday & Sunday €45 per person

How To Book

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

Contact: +353 91 753 870 or email: information@galwayraces.com

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