• Galway Summer Festival

    Galway Racecourse plays host to one of the most iconic race meetings in the world, the famous Galway Races Summer Festival. Known as ‘race week’ locally, the Festival traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of people from all over our island and worldwide.

    In terms of the action on the racecourse, the highlight of the week is arguably the historic Galway Plate, a valuable handicap chase that takes places on the Wednesday of the meeting. The day after that, the prestigious Galway Hurdle takes centre stage. 

    Widely renowned as ‘Ladies Day’ at the Galway Festival, Thursday combines the very best in racing and fashion for the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar. €13,000 cash bonanza on offer in their Ladies Day competition.

    Their best line-up yet for our young racing fans. A day filled with colour, entertainment and fun for all the family. Join in the hugely popular 'Mad Hatters Day' competition with fantastic prizes on offer.

    Monday 25th July - The Opening Day

    Tuesday 26th July - Throwback Tuesdays, 80's Night!

    Wednesday 27th July - Galway Plate Day & Country Music Extravaganza Nathan Carter

    Thursday 28th July - The Guinness Galway Hurdle Day & Stylish Ladies Day

    Friday 29th July - Friday's Most Stylish

    Saturday 30th July - The Weekender

    Sunday 31st July - Mad Hater's Family Fun day