Hotel Near Galway Racecourse

The Galway Races is one of the most celebrated and greatest race meetings worldwide. Every year thousands of racing affiliations and casual racing fans from all over Ireland as well as abroad visit to be a part of the extraordinary spectacle. Experience exciting days of pure entertainment, unique hospitality, stunning fashion and of course superb racing.

Racing at Ballybrit Racecourse

Summer Festival

The sparkling highlight of the sporting calendar here in Galway, the Galway Races Summer Festival is seven days of incredible action. Each July and August Ballybrit Racecourse welcomes some of the finest greatest trainers and jockeys, not to forget the spectators, for a race meets like no other.

From live music, high fashion, delicious food and of course the fun of having a little flutter, there really is something for everyone here. The new Festival Village offers a new dimension to the experience too with a resident DJ, craft beer on tap, as well as a shopping village and of course a big screen to keep in touch with all the action on the course. The atmosphere of the Galway Races is famous with racing fans travelling from all over the world just to experience it. Over 145,000 people attended the Summer Festival last year and it is looking like it will be just as popular this year!

September Racing Festival

The September race meeting is always a popular meeting due to its relaxed atmosphere. Racegoers can enjoy the usual great facilities in the enclosure such as good food, bar facilities, on-course bookmakers, the big screen and of course great racing.

October Bank Holiday Festival

The October Meet falls on the bank holiday weekend, to celebrate Galway Races are hosting a 3 day spectacular of horseracing, entertainment with an electric atmosphere.

Getting To Ballybrit Racecourse

Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is located only a 10 minutes’ drive from the Ballybrit Racecourse. However, on race days we recommend allowing extra time to get to the venue.

Galway Races Accommodation

Only 7km straight up the N67/N6, Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is one of the most convenient hotels to Ballybrit Racecourse. After an amazing day at the races return to our Q Bar which always has a vibrant atmosphere. If you fancy a bite to eat, food is served until 9.00pm in both our Grain & Grill Restaurant and Q Bar. Bedrooms are spacious and quiet with comfortable beds for the perfect night’s sleep. If you book a Bed and Breakfast rate, you can wake up and enjoy our signature Vitality Breakfast buffet where you can enjoy traditional grilled items, continental pastries, fruit, cereal and much more!

Galway Races 2023 FAQs

What dates are the Galway Races Summer Festival?

The Galway races will take place from Monday, 31st of July to Sunday, 6th of August 2023.


What date is Ladies Day at the Galway Races Summer Festival?

Ladies Day will take place on the fourth day of the festival, Thursday, the 3rd of August.


What time is the first race at the Galway Races Summer Festival?

Monday 31st July: 5:10pm

Tuesday 1st August: 5:10pm

Wednesday 2nd August: 5:10pm

Thursday 3rd August: 2:10pm

Friday 4th August: 5:00pm

Saturday 5th August: 2:00pm

Sunday 6th August: 2:00pm


What date is the Galway Races September Festival 2023?

The September Racing Festival will take place on Monday the 11th and Tuesday the 12th of September.


What date is the Galway Races October Bank Holiday Festival 2023?

The October Festival of the Galway races takes place from Saturday, 28th October to Monday, 30th October.


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