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Galway Festival Experiences
All experiences can be booked with just an initial £50 per person deposit!
Our Galway Festival Experience is based on two nights accommodation from with two days racing on the Wednesday & Thursday of The Festival.
If you would be interested in extending your stay, or adding additional racedays, please enquire for further information. Flights are not included however we can add them once your booking has been made.
The Connacht Hotel
Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th August 2023
The Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway city centre. The hotel offers you free WiFi and a regular bus route close by the hotel and taxi rank at the entrance with direct access to the city centre or alternatively Eyre Square is a 20 minute walk.
Example Experience Includes:
Return transfers from Shannon Airport to the hotel
2 nights' accommodation at The Connacht Hotel
Breakfast each morning
Tickets to Galway Plate Day and Galway Hurdle / Ladies Day - see ticket options here
Why stay here:
- State of the art fitness centre with sauna & steam room
- Just 10 minutes from Galway Racecourse
About the Galway Festival
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.
Our package includes tickets to Galway Plate Day and Galway Hurdle/Ladies Day. Plate Day is also Country Music Day. Tune in for one of the big races of the week, the historic Tote Galway Plate, worth €250,000. This race is awash with quality, with experienced chasers taking on emerging youngsters and has produced some high-class recent winners including, Balko Des Flos and Road To Riches.
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.
Admission to the general enclosure is included as standard with all of our experiences. Should you wish to enhance your experience, then why not upgrade to Millennium Stand Reserved Seating.
What to wear
There is no official dress code at Irish racecourses, but smart casual is usually a safe bet. On Thursday (Ladies Day) there is the opportunity to raise the style stakes and enter the fashion competitions with high-value prizes on offer in the best dressed competitions.
It is advisable to check the weather when planning your outfit for racing.
Additional Racedays and Nights
Additional days racing and nights in the hotel can be added to this package. Please enquire for more information.
All Galway Festival experiences can be booked with just a £50 per person initial deposit to secure your ticket. Please note this is a non refundable deposit. A further deposit of £150 per person is due 2 months after booking with the final balance due by 30th April 2023.
Upon Booking: £50 per person - deposit
2 months after booking: £150 per person - further deposit
30th April 2023: Final balance