FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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.

Is there Wi-Fi at the racecourse?

Yes, WiFi is available throughout the racecourse. 

What are the dates for the Summer Festival 2023?

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.

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?

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

Is there a charge for children?

Children 17 & Under are admitted FREE but they must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian. 

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 ATM’s 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?

Yes, 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?

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.

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