Day 5 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2022

The best way to start your Bank Holiday weekend, join us for ‘Friday Night Racing’. With eight competitive national hunt races on the card all generously sponsored by Guinness, racing on Friday 29th July kicks off at 5.00pm.

Regarded as Ireland’s largest horse racing festival, the iconic Galway Races  boasts superb horse racing, hospitality, entertainment with Live Bands and DJ’s daily, stunning fashion and an electric atmosphere that continues to draw people from Ireland and abroad to experience the sheer magic and infectious fun atmosphere that we are famous for!

The racecourse offers a wide variety of hospitality experiences. From panoramic views over looking the race track, to more casual fun group packages, we can offer you a variety of experiences, be it with friends or colleagues. Our all- inclusive Festival Package’ at €35 per person is ideal and very popular for large groups [minimum booking of 10 people applies for group packages]. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends. See you in Ballybrit!

Stay Connected.

Stay in touch with all that’s happening at the Galway Races by tuning into our social media channels via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The team in Galway have lots of fun and entertainment planned to keep their fans engaged in the build up to and during the races. Follow us for all the latest updates LIVE as they happen on our social media channels using the hashtags #GalwayRaces #GiddyforGalway


    • 1st race, 5.05m: The Guinness Galway Tribes Handicap Hurdle
    • 2nd race, 5.35pm: The James’s Gate Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden
    • 3rd race, 6.05pm: The Guinness Galway Blazers Handicap Steeplechase
    • 4th race, 6.40pm: The Guinness Handicap
    • 5th race, 7.15pm: The Guinness Irish EBF Fillies Maiden
    • 6th race, 7.50pm: The Arthur Guinness Handicap
    • 7th race, 8.20pm: The Rockshore Apple Cider Race
    • 8th race, 8.50pm: The Hop House 13 Race


    Fridays Most Stylish Competition generously sponsored by Athlone Town Centre.

    More information to follow. Stay tuned!


    Admission Prices

    Adult Admission*
    Senior Citizens
    Children 17 & Under (Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian) ***
    Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:

    *Must be aged 18 or over.

    ** Must be aged 18 or over & hold a valid Student I.D.

    ***Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian for admission and for the duration of the raceday.


    Prices start from €20 per seat per day. Pre-booking essential due to high demand.

    Reserved Seating with exclusive access to the private Corrib Bar with panoramic views of the finish line…(A ‘Top Tip’ from the staff at Galway Races!).

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