Book a Hotel near Galway Racecourse

The world-renowned, 7-day Galway Races take place annually at the Galway Racecourse. The first races were held in 1864 and as part of Pope John Paull II visit Ireland in 1979, he celebrated mass on the racecourse for 280,000 people. Attending Ballybrit Racecourse in 1869 were 40,000 people in 2 days and has now grown to over 145,000 during the annual Galway Races.

A number of events take place during the week, this includes Gather Your Tribe day, Sports and Social day, Galway Plate Day, the Guinness Galway Hurdle (also known as Ladies Day), Friday’s Most Stylish and Weekend Family Fun.

Dining is available at the Millennium Stands Panorama Restaurant at the racecourse in order to enjoy the ultimate race day experience. Private tables are also available for booking with spectacular views of the racetrack. Ideal for friends, family and corporate clients – no matter what, you will have an unforgettable experience and day. There is a variety of packages available to clients to suit all your race day needs, including festival packages, restaurant package, 5-course gourmet meal and afternoon tea.

The racecourse has had many unbelievable wins over the years and has become a favourite all over the world. You can get to the racecourse by car, by bus or even by helicopter!

Maldron Oranmore

10 minutes by car

Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is a family orientated hotel located just off the N18. The airy, modern and spacious rooms come with complimentary WiFi and parking as well as use of the leisure centre and swimming pool, making it the perfect location for a break any time of the year. Throughout the holidays, the hotel offers a Crafty Kids Club for all little VIPs. Facilitating six small to medium-sized meeting rooms, Maldron Hotel Oranmore is also the perfect place to do business.

Galway Racecourse is located just a 10 minutes’ drive from Maldron Hotel Oranmore. Alternatively, you can use the bus routes 404, 409 or 401 which will get you there in approximately an hour.

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Maldron Hotel Sandy Road

10 minutes by car

Conveniently located only a 3km walk from the city’s main sights and attractions, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is the perfect base when exploring the vibrant city of Galway. The spacious, modern and comfortable accommodation comes with complimentary WiFi, underground parking and use of the gym. Also, make sure to enjoy some delicious dining or drinks at the newly refurbished Grain & Grill restaurant. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is easily accessible via M17, M18 and M4.

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is one of the hotels new Galway Racecourse, just a 10 minutes’ drive. Alternatively,  you can use the bus routes 409 or 401 which will get you there in approximately 40 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are Galway Races taking place?

Galway Races is an annual event held at Ballybrit Racecourse during summer.

How far are the hotels from Galway Racecourse?

Both Maldron Hotel Sandy Road and Maldron Hotel Oranmore are just 10 minutes away by car. We also offer free parking for all hotel guests.

Do you have any special offers for guests going to the Galway Racecourse?

We run special offers throughout the year. All guests can sign up for Make it Maldron and avail of a €10 discount per room per night every time you book directly with the hotel.

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