THE OPENING DAY - MONDAY 27th OF JULY

Racing behind closed doors...

Day 1 of racing behind closed doors.

The highly-anticipated week long seven-day Galway Races Summer Festival kicks off on Monday 27th July . With seven flat races on the card, our first race kicks off at 4.45pm with the last race at 7.45pm. Regarded as Ireland’s largest horse racing Festival, this year as we will race behind closed doors, we invite you to sit back in the comfort of your own home and join us via RTE television and our social media channels as we bring you live coverage of all the action both on and off the track including our ‘Opening Day’  musical performance. You won’t want to miss this!

Support from our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the support of the following businesses for the opening race day including:
The Galmont Hotel & Spa, The Galway Bay Hotel, Claregalway Hotel, Clayton Hotel, The Connacht Hotel, Easyfix, Eventus, and Caulfield Industrial.

Raceday Programme

2.30pm
Gates Open
4.45pm
First Race
7.45pm
Last Race
7
Number of races

Admission Prices

Adult Admission*
€25
Senior Citizens
€15
Students**
€20
Children 17 & Under (Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian)***
Free
Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:
€15

*Must be aged 18 or over.

** Must be aged 18 or over & hold a valid Student I.D.

***Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian for admission and for the duration of the raceday.

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH RESERVED SEATS

Prices start from €10 per seat per day. Pre-booking essential due to high demand.

Reserved Seating with exclusive access to the private Corrib Bar with panoramic views of the finish line…(A ‘Top Tip’ from the staff at Galway Races!).

Find Out More

About the ‘City of the Tribes’

The Tribes of Galway were fourteen merchant families who dominated the political, commercial, and social life of the city of Galway in western Ireland between the 13th and 16th centuries.

They were the families of Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, D’Arcy, Deane, Ffont, Ffrench, Joyce, Kirwan, Lynch, Martyn, Morris and Skerrett.

They were of Anglo-Norman or Cambro-Norman origin except for the D’Arcy/Darcy and Kirwan families who were of Irish origin.

The “Tribes” were wealthy merchant families who prospered from trade with continental Europe, they also dominated Galway’s municipal government.

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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