Please read our Getting There page for details of the new traffic plan with all options and routes into the Galway Races.
It is advisable to arrive at least one hour before the advertised time of the first race. Turnstiles open approximately two hours before the first race of each day.
Ladies day is Thursday of the Summer Festival. For more details of Ladies Day please view our Ladies Day page.
Yes, WiFi is available throughout the racecourse.
The dates for the Summer Festival 2023: Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August.
The dates for the Summer Festival 2024: Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August.
There is a viewing stand adjacent to the Steward’s stand, and also adjacent to Parade Ring. Disabled WC’s are provided. Please also check our Accessibility page.
To avail of our Advance Ticket Price (€5 off) we recommend you purchase your tickets online here via our website.
We have an Advance Ticket Price and an On the Day Price. Click here
Children 17 & Under are admitted FREE but they must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian.
Binoculars can be hired on the Race course from a booth, at the rear of the Millennium Stand.
Galway Racecourse encourages all attendees to use contactless payment facilities. There will however be ATM’s on site should you require it.
Doctors, nurses and Order of Malta personnel will be in attendance throughout the races and are happy to help assist with any medical needs. They may be found in the First Aid Room beside Entrance B. There are three defibrillators within the enclosure, one in the ground floor of the Millennium Stand, one in the ground of the Killanin Stand and one in the Administration Office located adjacent to the weighroom.
Yes, food and beverage facilities will be available around the racecourse.
All races will be shown on Big Screen Closed Circuit Television each day.
Yes we have both Tote betting and Bookmakers on site.
Please click on our Accommodation page for a list of hotels and self catering accomodation in Galway.
There is no official dress code at Irish racecourses, but smart casual is usually a safe bet.
At Galway Races on Thursday 3rd and Friday4th August 2023 there is the opportunity to raise the style stakes and enter our fashion competitions with high-value prizes on offer in our best dressed competitions.
With Irish weather, it is advisable to check the weather when planning your outfit for racing.