For many, the undoubted highlight of the busy
summer racing schedule is the week-long Galway Summer Festival which traditionally
runs into the August Bank holiday weekend.
This seven-day festival attracts the biggest crowds of the year with the historic Galway Plate, which dates back to 1869, and the Galway Hurdle, the two most coveted races of the week.
National Hunt (jump) racing and Flat racing go hand-in-hand at Galway. The
racecourse also stages a two-day meeting in September and a three-day festival in October. Galway Racecourse is situated 6kms from the
city centre and not far from the M4 motorway.
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Travelling from Dublin you will use the M6. Travelling from Cork you will take the N20 and then merge onto N18
You can get a bus to Galway City and there are shuttle buses in operation from Galway City to the racecourse during the festival. See www.buseireann.ie
You can travel by train to Galway City. See www.irishrail.ie for more details.
Shannon airport is the closest airport to Galway Racecourse.
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