HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEARS SUMMER FESTIVAL INCLUDE

The Galway Races

'The Opening Day' of the highly anticipated Galway Races Summer Festival kicks off with a colourful musical opening performance by The Galway Tenor's in our parade ring before the first race. In 2020 Galway City and County will celebrate its European Capital of Culture. Lots of plans in store! Watch this space...

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 Night Live

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.

The Weekender

A day out with your family with fun and colour at the heart of this special day. Families are warmly welcomed here in Ballybrit.

Mad Hatter’s Competition

The final day of the Summer Festival 2020 epitomises that old adage about saving the best for last! Hugley popular 'Mad Hatters Day' with fantastic prizes on offer.

WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER RACING FESTIVAL 2020

The iconic Summer Festival returns on Monday 27th July.

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 145,000 people attended the Galway Races in 2019. The total prize fund for the fifty-two sponsored races at the Summer Festival was an impressive €2.3 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. We look forward to welcoming you all to Galway very soon.

SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUBS THE FESTIVAL PACKAGE

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

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

€35.00 per person (available on all 7 days of the Summer Festival 2020)


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

Contact: +353 91 700 100 or email: information@galwayraces.com

The Premium Festival Package includes

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

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

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

Contact: +353 91 700 100 or email: information@galwayraces.com

How To Book


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

Contact: +353 91 700 100 or email: information@galwayraces.com

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