Additional Security Measures to be put in Place for Galway Races Summer Festival
Friday 30th June 2017
ADDITIONAL SECURITY MEASURES TO BE PUT IN PLACE FOR GALWAY RACES SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017
Following a review of safety procedures with the relevant authorities and with the safety of our patrons being paramount, increased security measures will be in place at the Galway Races Summer Festival from Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August.
There will be more extensive, bag and physical search procedures for all patrons and staff at all racecourse entrances and you will notice a stronger Garda presence throughout the racecourse.
Patrons should note that backpacks and large bags will not be allowed into the racecourse this year and only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (29.7cm x 21cm) will be permitted to the racecourse and may be subject to search procedures. There will be no bag storage facilities in or around the racecourse.
It is inevitable that access to the racecourse this year will take longer than normal and we would ask patrons for your understanding, patience and cooperation with our security personnel and that you allow sufficient time for entry to the racecourse.
We also ask for your vigilance in relation to security. If you see or hear anything suspicious, please report it to one of our Stewards or report it to a member of An Garda Síochána on site. For more information please visit galwayraces.com.
For further information, visuals and queries please contact:
Ph: 091 753 870