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Galway Race Course

Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 753 870
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Sept Races

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

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Anna N
Galway, Ireland
Go Racing!

Everywhere we went in the country, horse racing was on TV. The love affair of the island with... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Dan H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to ballybrit for a day and had a great time . Only drawback was it was late opening [had to wait in car park for 30 minutes ] . It was due to open to public 2 hours before the first race but the...More

Thank toshiba186338
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had the pleasure of arranging a team day event at the Races this year. Like previous events, the team are professional and the event was enjoyed by all. Lydon House Catering do an amazing job with fabulous food and great service. The location, the...More

Thank aeshaire
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Until you'vebeen to galway during race week you haven't really had the whole experiance. It's a real celebration of racing at it's finest and all of the fun and finery that comes with it. Don'tleave it until the last minute to travel out to the...More

Thank Yvonne74x
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went to the track on Monday night which was family night. Less crowded from what I was told. It's different than a horse track in the United States so worth your time if you like horse racing. Betting is slightly different and cash is...More

1  Thank nickkay000
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had a fantastic day at the Galway Races last week. We went on Friday evening which is less busy than the Thursday (ladies day!) I thoroughly recommend this for a day out.

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful week attend do g the Galway races. Can't wait to do it all again next year!!! Wonderful people and an amazing atmosphere . 😁

Thank anita-mcneela26
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Busy spot! Good entertainment put on and well organised buses back into Glaway City. Guinness tent was best!

1  Thank Janhen14
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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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