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Galway during Races (if not attending races)?

Boston
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Galway during Races (if not attending races)?

Hi there,

My family is going to Galway for a few nights in early August 2018. We are staying at an airbnb in Galway, though not right in the city center, a mile or two outside. We will not be attending the races, and are wondering what the city is like during this time. Is it hard to find restaurants etc, are places mostly packed? I'll be with my one year old, husband and parents, so we're going to be pretty low key. As long as we can still push a stroller around and get into eat places etc, we should be good. I truly have no concept of busy the city becomes!

Thanks for your insight!

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1. Re: Galway during Races (if not attending races)?

During the races (actual race times) afternoons early evening the pubs and bookies will be packed as soon as the last race is over the restaurants will fill up

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2. Re: Galway during Races (if not attending races)?

Okay, so I can look for times of races and be strategic about our dinners! :)

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3. Re: Galway during Races (if not attending races)?

The exact dates you will be in Galway in early August make a difference.

As does the precise location - 'a mile or two outside the city centre' - of your accommodation.

In what area or direction, please?

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4. Re: Galway during Races (if not attending races)?

Work around the races traffic will bad before the first race lighten up after the 2nd get bad just before the last.

Monday Tuesday not to bad Saturday Sunday also not bad

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5. Re: Galway during Races (if not attending races)?

Book your restaurants and youll be fine. The Monday, Tuesday and even Wednesday evening arent too bad if youve picked a place and booked it. Winging it wouldnt be advised.

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6. Re: Galway during Races (if not attending races)?

To answer your questions, we'll arrive in Galway on July 31 and stay through August 3, Tues - Fri. The house is a mile and a half (2.6km) north of Eyre Square.

Thanks again for your help and thoughts, I do appreciate your input.

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