In this section below, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) on visiting the Galway Races

How do I get to Galway Races?

Please read our Getting There page for details of the new traffic plan with all options and routes into the Galway Races. Under current Covid-19 regulations there will be 1,000 racegoers allowed at each day of the Galway Races Summer Festival.

Outdoor seating only: this will be an entirely outdoor event and there will be one-way systems in place so you will find this a different experience from pre Covid race meetings. Please follow all signage and instructions from our teams and stewards. We thank everyone in advance for your co-operation and understanding.

What time should I arrive?

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.

When is Ladies Day?

Ladies day is Thursday of the Summer Festival. For more details of Ladies Day please view our Ladies Day page.

What are the dates for the Summer Festival 2022?

The dates for the Summer Festival 2020 are Monday 25th July until Sunday 31st July 2022.

What facilities are there for the disabled?

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.

Do I need to pre-book an adult admission ticket?

Our Summer Festival 2021 is sold out.

Is there a charge for children?

Yes, however due to restrictions on the number of attendees, children must have a purchased ticket to gain entry. There will be no children’s entertainment.

Can I hire binoculars?

Binoculars can be hired on the Race course from a booth, at the rear of the Millennium Stand.

Is there an on-site bank?

Galway Racecourse encourages all attendees to use contactless payment facilities. There will however, be an ATM on site should you require it.

Is there medical staff at the Galway Races?

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.

What facilities are there at Galway Race Course for eating and drinking?

Our Summer Festival 2021 is an outdoor only event. Food and Beverage facilities will be available around the racecourse.

What races are shown on the big screens?

All races will be shown on Big Screen Closed Circuit Television each day.

Where can I place a bet at the Galway Races?

Yes we have both Tote betting and Bookmakers on site.

Where can I find accommodation?

Please click on our Accommodation page for a list of hotels and self catering accomodation in Galway.

Is there a dress code at the Galway Races?

Please be aware that racing at the moment is an entirely outdoor event. We therefore suggest you check the weather forecast before leaving your home and dress for the weather. There will be no indoor seating. While we hope for sunshine, you may need rain gear/warm clothes

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