Mon 29th July - Sun 4th August 2024
For seven days leading up to the August Holiday weekend Galway is the only place to be for the world renowned Galway Summer Racing Festival. This is the Irish racing festival everyone wants to go to. Top Class Racing, Gourmet Food, Stunning Fashion and top quality entertainment ensure that the Galway Festival on the West Coast of Ireland, delivers the ultimate race fan experience at one of the best racing events held each year.
Key races feature on each day of the week with the premier days being Wednesday for the Tote sponsored Galway Plate and Thursday for Ladies Day and the Guinness sponsored Galway Hurdle. That said good quality and exciting races take place on all of the days. Monday and Tuesday are evening meetings. Wednesday also starts late, a premier day with the prestigious Tote Galway Plate anchoring the days racing. Thursday is Ladies Day, which features the valuable Guinness Galway Hurdle as the main event. Friday is an evening meeting and a very popular day, the day the locals all attend, with more good quality racing taking place. Saturday and Sunday are afternoon meetings featuring ultra competitive racing with a host of entertainment going on in the background.
The Galway Festival is renowned for an electric atmosphere, thrilling, top class, flat and jump racing and a fabulous vibe post racing in all Hotels and in Galway City, the social hub of the festival week.
Racing usually starts at 5:10pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and around 2:00pm on Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Guests have plenty of time after a hearty breakfast to enjoy a visit to Galway City, Play Golf, take a trip to the many visitor atractions or just to chill out before the day's excitement begins. We always run special tours and events throughout the week to make your stay with us as memorable as it can be.
Race & Stay Packages
Official Galway Festival Packages
Please note that we have now sold out of all €169 and €199 pp packages for this year. Race and Stay are proud to be The Official Guest Travel Partner for Galway Racecourse. Our exclusive Galway Festival Racing Breaks are designed to be easy to book and are always great value for money with Hotel, Transport and Tickets all included. From the options below you can view all packages and prices and book secureley online with confidence for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.
15 mins from Galway Racecourse
Our most popular Hotel within easy walking distance of Bars and Shops. Quality Bedrooms, Food and Service with excellent leisure facilities. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.
MENLO PARK HOTEL
25 mins from Galway Racecourse
A friendly welcoming hotel ideally located within easy walking distance of all the Bars and Entertainment in Galway City. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.
GLENLO ABBEY HOTEL
30 mins from Galway Racecourse
5* Luxury located on the shores of Lough Corib in the grounds of its own 9 Hole Golf Course. One of THE places to stay for Galway Race Week. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.
Just some of the exciting extras you can add to your Race and Stay Package
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.