Last day of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2020

The final day of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2020

With seven competitive flat races on the card, racing on Sunday kicks off at 2.15pm with the last race at 5.15pm. The feature race on the day is the fourth race at 3.45pm, The Irish Stallions Farms EBF Ahonoora Handicap run over seven furlongs.

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 Racing TV and our social media channels as we bring you live coverage of all the action both on and off the track.


The Mad Hatters Competition 2020 in Association with Ireland West Airport Knock.

On social media please use the hashtag: #MadHattersForTheHeroes

Hugely popular with children and families, this Summer, our ‘Mad Hatters Competition’ is back, but with a virtual twist and a new theme, ‘Cheering on our Front-Line Heroes’. Taking place online on the final day of our Summer Festival, Sunday 2nd August, we are in search of the most colourful and creative hats. This competition is ideal for those that love art and crafts and have a super imagination.

We are delighted to have the support and judging expertise of Galway based milliner, Edel Ramberg to help pick the winning hat in both the childrens and adult category. Commenting on the competition Edel said, “with this year being in the comfort of your own home you have the chance to go bigger and bolder for your creation’s as you wont have to go too far to showcase your designs. I look forward to seeing them all”. 

How to enter:

  • On the day of the competition, Sunday 2nd August, take a selfie or photograph of your creation and post it on social media (Facebook, Instagram or both).
  • Tag both the Galway Races and Ireland West Airport, and use the hashtag #MadHattersForTheHeroes
  • On the day, entries are open from 10.00am to 3pm. Three finalists in each category announced at 4pm on social media.
  • The winner of both the children and adult category will be announced at 4.30pm.

Best of luck!

Prize: details of some fabulous prizes will be announced very soon!



Admission Prices

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

*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.


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!).

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