Synonymous with Galway summers is the Summer Festival Race Meeting at the Galway Races, renowned worldwide for its electric atmosphere, excellent racing and infectious sense of fun from 26 July to 1 August.
A full week of fun, racing, style and craic, The Galway Races is a festival for everyone. Running for seven consecutive days starting from the last Monday in July, over 15,000 people are expected to descend on the racecourse throughout the week. Thousands more will flock through the streets of the city where the party will continue into the early hours.
Last year, the total prize fund for the fifty-one sponsored races reached an impressive €1.7 million. If you fancy a flutter while at the course, there are various options for placing a bet at the Galway Races; the Tote, on-course betting shops and on-course bookmakers.
Enjoy the ride!