The famous Galway Races Summer Festival is held each year during the last week of July and involves seven days of unrivalled action.

Known as ‘race week’ locally, the Festival traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of people from all over Ireland and worldwide. The racecourse offers a great selection of hospitality facilities and makes for a wonderful memorable race day experience.

Opening Day kicks off with a colourful musical opening performance in the parade ring before the first race. The historic Galway Plate Day takes place on Wednesday followed by the world renowned Ladies Day which combines the very best in racing and fashion for the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar. The festival’s final day features the hugely popular Mad Hatter’s Competition – it’s fun for the whole family with fantastic prizes on offer.


Mon - Sun 25 - 31 Jul 2022


Galway Racecourse
Galway Races, Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland

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