July 31st - August 6th 2023

Ballybrit, County Galway


Dublin Road, Galway City

10 mins from Galway Racecourse

From Only €179 pp


The fabulous 4* Connacht Hotel is located just outside Galway City only 10 minutes from Galway Racecourse. One of the best places to stay for the Galway Festival and one of the closest Hotels to Ballybrit Racecourse.

The Connacht Hotel is a stylish luxury hotel recently removated to a high standard and only a short taxi ride from Galway City Centre. Galway Race week at The Connacht is special, as a sponsor of the races they pull out all the stops and stage special events and entertainment throughout the week. Race and Stay guests can avail of the Free WiFi, use of the excellent leisure centre, pool, hot tub and sauna. The Hotel features bright and spacious bedrooms and Apartments and every comfort is considered. Breakfast and dinner is served in Reubens Restaurant, which has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Bar Solo offers a bright and spacious area that is perfect for mid-morning tea and scones, lunch or an evening snack with regular live music. The Connacht Hotel is owned and operated by a local Irish family who endeavour to ensure all guests enjoy a warm Irish welcome. With so many fun extras taking place during Galway race week and local activities including Golf, Sea Fishing, River Fishing, Horse riding, surfing, walking, cycling and more available to guests staying at the hotel, there is lots of added value for our guests when staying at The Connacht Hotel in Galway.

Our exclusive Connacht Hotel Galway Festival packages start from only €179 pp which include Your Choice of Stay duration with everything you need included. We can add Racecourse Hospitality and any extra you may like after you book. If you do not see exactly what you want please do Call or email us and we'll build an exclusive Galway Festival Racing Break to perfectly suit you.


  • Your choice of stay at The Connacht Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return Coach Transport to and from Galway Racecourse
  • Galway Racecourse Admission
  • Our Guest Managers looking after all your needs
  • All local taxes and VAT

All prices are shown in Euros. On the booking form start by selecting your package, then the number of guests you want to book for. The Total Price displayed is based on the number of guests you want to book for sharing twin or double rooms. Single travellers are welcome: Supplement €130 per night. You can book for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit.

When we receive your booking we will email you a booking confirmation within 48 hours. If your booking is not clear or we think we can save you money we will call or email you before emailing you your confirmation. Your booking is totally flexible and you are welcome to change anything or add other items, or cancel your booking anytime up until 31 days before you arrive and we will refund your deposit


Book now with just one €100 refundable deposit. Your booking is safe with us with our 100% money back guarantee. After You Book we will contact you to confirm your booking and you are welcome to change anything or cancel with a full refund anytime up until 31 days before you arrive.


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"Absolutely fantastic experience. Incredibly well organised and run by the Race and Stay team. Great bonus to be able to check into the room before departure for the races. Look forward to next time".

Raymond Murphy - IE Guest





From Only €169 pp

VIP Hospitality Packages will be available on ALL Festival days in 2023. The Killenin Stand Hospitality Experience gives you the best hospitality location overlooking the track. Dine in comfort and style and enjoy the best location and food on one of our exclusive shared tables of 10. Galway Festival Hospitality Packages will be released shortly so please enquire now.



As an Official Guest Partner for many Irish Racecourse we have unprecidented access to the best Hotels, Racecourse Facilities, Hospitality and much more. Whether you are a group, a couple or on your own we will do our utmost to ensure you have the best Galway Festival Break possible. Our Ready made packages suit most guests but we are always wiling to build a package to perfectly suit your group size and budget so please do contact us if we can help in any way.

We know we offer the best value and quality racing breaks in Ireland but you do not have to take our word for it, just check out our recent Guest Testimonials and see for yourself what our customers say about our service.

RACE & STAY PROUDLY SUPPORT We support the Irish Injured Jockeys and The Irish Horse Welfare Fund