Last day of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2018

The final day of the Summer Festival 2018 epitomises that old adage about saving the best for last! For 2018 our Family Days will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the Summer Festival Meeting. Fun and Colour is the theme for these spectacular days with children admitted free of charge. There is lots of entertainment for the young racegoer including bouncy castles, slides, face painting and crazy characters throughout the enclosure.

The first race goes off at 2.15pm on a card supported by sponsors including At The Races, Martinstown Stud, JPK Fencing, Kenny Galway and Irish Stallion Farms. After tipping the horses, you can tip your hats as the ever popular Mad Hatters competition returns. Ireland West Airport and their partners Ryanair are generously sponsoring the competition for adults and children in search of the funniest, most colourful and creative hats! Weekend Special Hospitality Packages in the Killanin Stand start from just €70pp.

Support from our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the generous support of the following businesses for the opening race day including:
Martinstown Stud, Kenny Motors Galway, the European Breeders Fund, Attheraces, JPK Fencing and Foran Equine. The feature race of the day is kindly sponsored by the European Breeders Fund. Join us for our fantastic family fun day and the popular Mad Hatters competition generously sponsored Ireland West Airport Knock.

Raceday Programme

Gates Open
First Race
Last Race
Number of races


Admission Prices

Adult Admission
Senior Citizens


Children Under 12
Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:

*Please note this option is only available to purchase on the day with valid I.D.

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