What's On

Mon 16 Sep 2019

September Festival Monday

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Autumn racing returns to Ballybrit, kicking off with a two day meeting in September, Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th. Our September race meeting is always popular due to its relaxed atmosphere. Monday 16th September is an action packed national hunt card with seven races on offer. Racegoers can enjoy the usual great facilities in the enclosure such as delicious food, bar facilities, on-course bookmakers, the big screen, live music and of course great horse racing. Come to our September race meetings and be part of the excitement, fun and electric atmosphere that is The Galway Races.

Tue 17 Sep 2019

September Festival Tuesday

Featured Event

Autumn racing returns to Ballybrit, kicking off with a two day meeting in September. Our September race meeting is always popular due to its relaxed atmosphere. Tuesday 17th September offers you a flat card with seven races on offer. Racegoers can enjoy the usual great facilities in the enclosure such as delicious food, bar facilities, on-course bookmakers, the big screen, live music and of course great horse racing. Come to our September race meetings and be part of the excitement, fun and electric atmosphere that is The Galway Races.

Tue 08 Oct 2019

October Raceday

Tuesday sees a single day of racing with seven fantastic races on the card. Racegoers can enjoy the usual great facilities in the enclosure such as good food, bar facilities, on-course bookmakers, the big screen and of course great racing. Turnstiles will open approximately two hours before the first race.

This raceday is the ideal opportunity to enjoy a mid week October racing so don’t miss out! Free car parking and admission for children under 12 and there is plenty of seating throughout the enclosure.

Sat 26 Oct 2019

October Bank Holiday Festival - Saturday

Featured Event

Come racing at Galway and join in on the fun of our popular Bank Holiday weekend race meeting. The ideal way to spend your Bank Holiday weekend! The day will include 7 action packed races.

Sun 27 Oct 2019

October Bank Holiday Festival - Sunday

Featured Event

Come racing at Galway and join in on the fun of our popular Bank Holiday weekend race meeting! It’s the ideal way to spend your Bank Holiday weekend!

Sunday is our Breast Cancer Research Ireland fundraising day with the first race off at 1.05pm. The day will include 7 action packed races aswell as lots of entertainment.

Mon 28 Oct 2019

October Bank Holiday Festival - Monday

Featured Event

Come racing at Galway and join in on the fun of our popular Bank Holiday weekend race meeting! It’s the ideal way to spend your Bank Holiday weekend!

Monday sees the return of our show stopping Student Raceday in conjunction with the NUIG Voluntary Services Abroad and NUIG Rugby Club, with 7 action packed races, live music, fashion competitions and much more.

Galway Racecourse Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland, H91 V654.
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Travel Information

How to find us

Located just off the M6 motorway, Galway Racecourse is easily accessible from Dublin, Cork, Limerick or any other location around Ireland. It is located 40 minutes from Shannon Airport, 1 hour from Knock Airport, 2 hours from Dublin Airport and 2.5 hours from Cork Airport.

Directions

By Car

From Dublin & East
Follow R148 and N4 to M4 in South Dublin. Follow M4 and M6 to Bothar na dTreabh/N6 in Galway. Continue on Bothar na dTreabh/N6 to your destination

From Limerick
Take R445 to N18 in Clare. Take M18 to N66 in Galway. Follow N18 and R446 to your destination in Galway.

From Cork
Take N20, N18, M18 and N18 to R339 in Galway. Take Ballybrit Cres to your destination.

From The North
Get on A12 from A1 and Grosvenor Rd/B38. Take M1 to A1 in Lisburn. Take the A1 exit from M1. Continue to N1. Take M1, M4 and M6 to Bothar na dTreabh/N6 in Galway. Continue on Bothar na dTreabh/N6 to your destination.

By Bus

Races Shuttle Bus
Shuttle Bus from Eyre Square to Race Course for Galway Races Summer Festival 2017 Buses will depart outside The Skeff Bar in Eyre Square. Return services starts before 2nd last race and after the races.

By Helicopter
Pre-registration is essential for helicopter landings at Galway Races. Please contact Galway Racecourse for landing requirements.

Parking

Parking is available on-site.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no strict dress code at Galway Racecourse, however it is advisable to dress appropriately for the weather with many racegoers opting for smart dress. Racing doesn’t happen every day, so why not treat your visit as a special occasion?

Racecourse Information

The History

In over one hundred years of racing at Ballybrit, the Galway Races has gone from strength to strength with now in excess of 150,000 poeple attending the week long festival every year. Recognised as the greatest mid-summer festival in Ireland, punters from all over the world visit the famous race track year after year for a great mixture of racing and old Irish craic.

When the racing is over they stream into the city to carry late into the night. The Galway Race Course Committee pays tribute to Lord St. Lawrence, the man who started it all.