Day 6 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2022

Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend with a day at the Galway Races Summer Festival. On Saturday 30th July, we host  eight competitive flat races, with the first race off at 2pm.

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, 2.00pm: The O’Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle 
    • 2nd race, 2.30pm: The Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle
    • 3rd race, 3.05pm: The Galway Irish EBF Maiden
    • 4th race, 3.40pm: The Galway Maiden      
    • 5th race, 4.10pm: The Galway Nursery Handicap Maiden
    • 6th race, 4.45pm: The Ardilaun Hotel Handicap
    • 7th race, 5.20pm: The McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap
    • 8th race, 5.55pm: The Galway Irish EBF Mares Flat Race

    Support from our Sponsors

    We are delighted to have the generous support of Galway Shopping Centre, the Ardilaun Hotel and the European Breeders Fund for day six of our Summer Festival. The feature race of the day is kindly sponsored by Galway Shopping Centre.

    Raceday Programme

    Gates Open
    First Race
    Last Race
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    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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