July 31st - August 6th 2023

Ballybrit, County Galway




The 2023 Galway Festival will be special with large crowds expected. Held between July 31st and 6th August at Ballybrit Racecourse near Galway City on the beautiful west coast of Ireland. We are delighted to offer our exclusive Race and Stay packages to Galway Festival guests once again.


Race and Stay are the Largest and the Premier Horse Racing Tour Specialists in Ireland. Over 36,000 happy guests have booked with us and we are the only Official Guest Partner for many Irish racecourses.


If you have never been to Galway or The Galway Festival before our expert staff can help. Just call us on +353 45 522795 or email us tell us exactly what you want and we will build your perfect Galway Festival package for you. From the Hotel options below you can book online, over the phone or by email with confidence for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.


Please select a Hotel from the list below and you can view all of the ready made packages we have.



Key races feature on each day of the week with the premier days being Wednesday for the Tote sponsored Galway Plate and Thursday for 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.


For seven days over the August Holiday week 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. World Class Racing, Gourmet Food, Stunning Fashion and top quality entertainment ensure that the Galway Festival delivers the ultimate race fan experience at one of the best racing festivals in the world. The Connacht Bar or Galway City are the places to be after racing with late bars and entertainment going on into the early hours.


From Only €179 pp

The excellent Connacht Hotel is one of THE places to stay for race week, located just 10 minutes travel time from Galway Racecourse and as the title sponsors of one of the festival's big races, a great place for racegoers to stay.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Connacht Hotel is a landmark property with an excellent reputation for good food and service, only a short taxi ride away from Galway City centre. Guest rooms are spacious and very comfortable and well appointed with a host of extras. The leisure centre is fab with a quality spa on site with great food, drink, criac and entertainment in Bar Solo each day and evening to enjoy.
Our exclusive Connacht Hotel packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.


From Only €269 pp

The excellent 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel is located just outside of Galway City. The base for many owners and trainers for the week and one of our most popular Galway Festival Hotels.

Ideal for small groups, couples and singles the Glenlo Abbey Hotel is a beautiful property set in magnificent surroundings on the edge of Loch Corrib, with an excellent reputation for first class food and service, Rooms are very spacious, comfortable and are very well appointed. The leisure centre is top class with an award winning spa on site.
Our exclusive Galway Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.