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Galway Race Course

Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 753 870
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Be sure of start times

We bought tickets in advance to see the National Hunt at the fall festival at Galway Racecourse... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katrina W
Saint John, Canada
A wonderful experience of Irish Racing

Galway Racing Festival is quite an wxperience. Plenty of races. Good viewing. Let down only by... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 753 870
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought tickets in advance to see the National Hunt at the fall festival at Galway Racecourse. Luckily I checked the time of the races before we headed out because our tickets indicated the races started at 4pm, but there had been a change in...More

Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Galway Racing Festival is quite an wxperience. Plenty of races. Good viewing. Let down only by the uncontrolled drunks - mainly young boys in smart suits out from Dublin.

Thank Argakaboy
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a must for any horse racing fans although there were people there as first time racegoers. Well run by the organisers with a nice atmosphere and no jobsworth telling you where not to go. I think more control of teenagers drinking too much...More

Thank kellshillstud
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We went on the first evening always starts on Monday it's a more relaxed day/evening with great buzz,atmosphere,people and music. Highly recommended day/evening out.

Thank IrelandGalwaygirl
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If in Galway for end of July it's a must .. it's one of the social events and the best race meeting in Ireland .. and you don't have to bet on but it's a bit of fun... I even had a win this year...More

Thank Kayla4
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Sure where else would you go. Great atmosphere and buzz about the place when it comes to the Galway races! Many a happy summer up there, even when some of them were for work!

Thank Rachael F
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It was a sheer coincidence we ended up here during the Galway Races. Picture this: two siblings getting off a bus after 10 hours of travel in the middle of the night, lost and looking worse for wear only to be surrounded by people in...More

Thank kmg01
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The races were on at very short time compared tot he July Races but good to be back to watch it all happen again.

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Everywhere we went in the country, horse racing was on TV. The love affair of the island with horses and racing is apparent if you know where to look. The stands and course are massive, and like most of Ireland, there's a ruined tower in...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We spent two September days at the races and, having visited many other courses, have to say that this place is one of the best: for atmosphere and value. It started when I phoned from England with a dietary request and this was managed with...More

Thank Frohlix
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