galway summer festival
Mon 26th July - Sun 1st August 2021
The week long Galway Summer Racing Festival is held at Galway (Ballybrit) Racecourse on the outskirts of Galway City on the West Coast of Ireland. Starting on Monday 26th July concluding on Sunday 1st August 2021.
For seven days in late July 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.
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 Champion Hurdle. That said good quality and exciting races take place on all of the days. Monday is an evening meeting with a mix of flat race contests to enjoy. Tuesday is also flat racing and features the valuable the Colm Quinn Mile. Wednesday is the first of the Jump's meetings with the valuable and prestigious Tote Galway Plate anchoring the days racing. Thursday features more jump racing with the valuable Guinness Galway Hurdle as the main event. Friday is a very popular day, and the day the locals all attend, with more good quality jump racing taking place. Saturday sees a return to flat racing with the valuable and ultra competitive Galway Shopping Centre Handicap as the feature. Sunday concludes the week of racing and is branded as Mad Hatters Day with flat racing action on the track and a host of family entertainment going on in the background
Seven great days of racing, excellent hospitality, entertainment and much more make up a perfect racing break close to the coast. The Galway Summer Racing Festival has something for everyone. Do Not Miss It !
RACE & STAY PACKAGES
From Only €149 pp
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Race and Stay are proud to offer EXCLUSIVE Galway Festival packages again this year and we look forward to welcoming guests back to the Galway Summer Festival in July.
Whether you are on your own, a couple, a group or are looking for a perfect company day out we have complete, ready to book, Galway Festival packages to suit all guests and budgets. You can book online, over the 'phone or by email with confidence with our small refundable deposit payments and our 100% money back guarantee. Book early for the best value deals and YES it is ok to change your mind. You'll have up until 31 days before you arrive to confirm or change your booking with no penalties or you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund.
Our exclusive Galway Festival Race & Stay packages start from only €149 per guest. All of our packages include everything you need for a perfect Galway Festival Racing Break in one easy transaction. Please do check out our great value Galway Race and Stay Offers below. If you do not find what you want please do Call or Email Us and we'll build a bespoke Galway Festival Package to perfectly suit you.
Race & Stay Packages
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4* Connacht Hotel
From Only €149 pp
LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER
The excellent 4* Connacht Hotel is one of the best places to stay for the Galway Festival with live music and entertainment throughout race week. Great Value rates and ideally located close to Galway Town Centre and just 8 minutes from Galway Racecourse. One of our Galway Approved 4* Hotels with modern guest rooms welcoming Singles, Couples and Groups for Galway Festival Racing Breaks.VIEW & BOOK
5* The Glenlo Abbey Hotel
From Only €269 pp
EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL OFFER
One of Ireland's premier 5* Hotels Glenlo Abbey is located just outside of Galway City on the shores of Lake Corrib surrounded by a 9 hole golf course. Less than 10 minutes travel time from Galway City Centre and only 20 minutes from Galway Racecourse Glenlo Abbey is THE place to stay for those of you looking for a VIP Galway Festival experience. Where many owners and trainers stay and one of our guests favourite hotels for the Galway Festival week. You'll love it!VIEW & BOOK
DINE IN COMFORT AND STYLE
Fine dining options at Galway Festival include two fabulous locations. The Killenin Stand offers a perfect group dining experience. The Panoramic Package, is more suited to couples and smaller groups both offer fine dining with perfect views over the racecourse and closing stages of the races.
The Panoramic Restaurant is perfect for couples and smaller groups and includes: Racecourse Admission Ticket, Complimentary Car Parking, Executive Guest Badge, Champagne Reception on Arrival, Race Card & Pen. Racing Tipster, Five course meal, Complimentary wines with meal, Complimentary Bar (excluding Champagne) closing a half hour after last race, Afternoon tea, Tote facilities, Reserved table for the day
The Killenin Restaurant is perfect for groups and offers an excellent dining experience where packages include: Racecourse Admission Ticket, Complimentary Car Parking, Executive Guest Badge, Champagne Reception on Arrival, Race Card & Pen. Racing Tipster, Five course meal, Complimentary wines with meal, Complimentary Bar (excluding Champagne) closing a half hour after last race, Afternoon tea, Tote facilities, Reserved table for the day
Please Note The above options and prices are examples only. Owing to the current Covid-19 outbreak Hospitality for Galway Races is not yet available and may be subject to social distancing or other restrictions.
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Our Pre-built Galway Festival Packages suit many guests but we realise that some customers will want to create their own package to perfectly suit their own itinerary and preferences. Just a quick call or email is all it takes and our experts will build a perfect Galway Festival Break especially for you.