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Galway Race Course

Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 753 870
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a day out after busy summer

lt was only ok not what i expected on television seen it and looked lovely but found it pricey... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2015
Galway, Ireland
Excellent evenings racing

Whilst on holiday in the west of Ireland we decided that we'd spend an evening at the races. The... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

lt was only ok not what i expected on television seen it and looked lovely but found it pricey roscommon racecourse much nicer

Thank badgerbaby
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Whilst on holiday in the west of Ireland we decided that we'd spend an evening at the races. The July race meeting runs for 7 days (if you have the stamina). We had luck with the weather but not with the horses. The craic was...More

Thank LuckyeddieBristol
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The Galway Races was AMAZING!!! I totally recommend. The Irish people are great, such fun and there were live bands everywhere. The race course is lovely and the Guinness Tent well what can I say! Its a huge event in Ireland and is on every...More

Thank JBParrish
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Signage poor. Just couldn't find seafood bar. Had to eat in barn type room. Food fair but so agricultural without any finesse. Young people very drunk . Won't be going again.

Thank cathcos
Reviewed 27 August 2015

My first time 'at the races' and booked the restaurant experience..!!..After hearing of possible traffic problems we did not have any at all....We were very well looked after...the food was lovely...staff were organised and efficient...and the view of the race and finishing post was excellent...thoroughly...More

Thank Penny D
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a great day out with friends or family the races at the end of July are the place to be! Gets the city buzzing too and brings a lot of money to the local areas!

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Love this spot for strolling around or going for a run. Nice quite. Like your in the middle of country. But get excersice done

Thank gercath
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I have attended race meets in Punchestown, Leopardstown and Fairy House. Galway blows them all out of the water. It is an excellent race course with world class facilities. The most impressive aspect is that while it is an extremely efficient tourism machine, the staff...More

1  Thank Markgdub
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Excellent restaurant with super food and a good view of the course. Nice people, and we had winners!

Thank J B
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Top class facilities and ideal for a great day out.The Galway Race week is famous for its atmosphere and tremendous selection of different entertainment namely Live music,Ladies Day competitions which attract an amazing array of fashions and colours and local food is available in the...More

1  Thank Paul D
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Why did it take so long to open your gates to the public on Sept. 6 ????? It was advertised to open two hours before the first race but several people , myself and my family included , were sitting in our cars for up to 30 minutes . Then when we were in the bar , we were told it was not open because a supervisor was not present and was running late . The bar area , tables and floors , were quite unclean also , as if they had not been touched by any member of staff the previous evening . I was shocked by this tardiness .
16 September 2016|
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We are planning to attend Mad Hatter / Family Day on Sunday. What is the dress attire? We are flying in from the states; Do you the women wear the derby hats on this day or is it more low key?
6 July 2016|
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How much is the average pint at the racecourse?
31 July 2015|
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