GALWAY FESTIVAL

Race and Stay

From Only € 159 pp

Galway Festival Official Guest Partner

Galway Races

2024 Race and Stay Packages

Why not join us and our Race and Stay Ambassador Patrick Mullins, for one or more of the fabulous race day's at Galway this season and get your heart racing on the beautiful west coast of Ireland. Galway Racecourse is perfectly located, only 10 minutes from the city centre, and 50 minutes from Shannon Airport.

The Races

2024 Season Racing

Galway Racecourse is one of our premier racecourses, located only 6km from Galway City centre. Galway stages usually 13 race days year, both Flat and National Hunt, including the iconic seven-day long Galway Summer Festival held in late July and including the August public holiday each year.

Galway Racecourse, better known as Ballybrit to the locals, is a right handed and almost rectangular circuit of 1 mile 2 furlongs with a sharp decent to the turn in and uphill finish of 2 furlongs offering fabulous viewing for all races. Unique for having the last two fences within a few strides of each other Chase races are always exciting to watch, especially the prestigious and valuable Galway Plate, held on festival Wednesday each season.

Race and Stay

For ALL Race meetings

Race and Stay are proud to be the Official Guest Partner for both Galway Racecourse and Horse Racing Ireland. Our Packages include everything you need for a great value Irish Racing Experience. Luxury Hotel, Transport, Tickets, or Hospitality and anything else you may like can all be included and with our expert Guest mangaers looking after every detail for you we know you'll enjoy your stay.

Race and Stay prices start from as little as €159 per guest and they can be tailored to perfectly suit you, your budget and guest requirements. With Galway Racecourse located only 10 minutes from the City Centre you'll be able to enjoy post race bars and nightlife, attractions, restuarants and much more during your stay.

Patrick Says...

"Galway stages some of the best racing in Ireland and the feature days are the ones we target with all of our best horses. The big races, both jumps and flat, are very prestigious and all races have excellent prize money on offer. A fabulous racecourse and a very fair track to ride with a stiff finish, Galway is a racecourse I always love to win at."

Patrick Mullins - Race and Stay Ambassador

Race & Stay Packages

All You Need in One Easy Transaction

Our exclusive ready-made Galway Packages offer you the best choice of Hotels, all easy to book and always great value for money. From the options below you can view all packages and book securely for all guests with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.

THE GALWAY FESTIVAL

  Mon 29th July - Sun 4th August 2024

Ireland's premier 7 day race meeting featuring several top class races during the week. Enjoy watching some of the best jockeys steer the equine superstars around this tricky and unique racecourse.


  • Afternoon & Evening Racing
  • Large Crowds
  • Hospitality Available
  • Many Bars
  • Concession Stands
  • Live Entertainment
  • Free Car Parking
  • Premier Upgrades

From Only € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

AUTUMN FESTIVAL

  Mon 9th & Tue 10th September 2024

A fabulous two days of racing on the West Coast of Ireland. September is a good time of year to visit Galway with great value Hotel offers, The City vibe and of course the excellent races.


  • Evening Racing
  • Moderate Crowds
  • Hospitality Available
  • Many Bars
  • Concession Stands
  • Good Racing
  • Free Car Parking
  • Premier Upgrades

From Only € 159 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

OCTOBER FESTIVAL

  26th - 28th October 2024

The Galway October Festival is run over the three days of the October Public Holiday weekend here in Ireland. Very popular with locals and tourists alike with great entertainment each day during and after racing.


  • Afternoon Meetings
  • Moderate Crowds
  • Hospitality Available
  • Many Bars
  • Concession Stands
  • Live Entertainment
  • Free Car Parking
  • Premier Upgrades

From Only € 159 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

Exclusive Extras

Just some of the exciting extras you can add to your Race and Stay Package

Racecourse Dining

Hospitality Packages

The best way to enjoy the Galway Festival is to book a Hospitality package in one of the fabulous Grandstands with excellent views over the track. Guests are seated on tables of 10 and your day will be spent in comfort and style. Gourmet Food, Stunning Fashion and top quality entertainment to accompany your VIP Hospitality Package gives you the ultimate race fan experience at one of the best racing festivals in the world.

Premier Ticket Upgrades

The Parade Ring Lounge

Race and Stay have Parade Ring Lounge packages available for all days of the 2024 Festival week. The Parade Ring Lounge Badge includes: Parade Ring Lounge Access Badge, Viewing area from the Marquee of the Parade Ring, Special guest racing tipster to kick off the day’s racing, Access to private Tote betting facilities, Full cash bar facilities, Unreserved informal seating.

Premier Ticket Upgrades

With Reserved Grandstand Seats

Race and Stay have Reserved Seat packages available for all days of the 2024 Festival week. You can upgrade your admission ticket to include a Grandstand reserved seat from only €25 per person per day. Availability is limited so please contact us to book.

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