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Galway Race Course

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Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 753 870
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Day at the Races

My wife and I went to the Autumn meeting and had a wonderful time.The stands were not crowded and... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
sydneyreed1910
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Monaghan, Ireland
A Day en plein air

Galway's race meeting is bracing and stylish, but not over the top; there is warmth, excitement and... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Peripatetic9
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Ballina, Ireland
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Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

My wife and I went to the Autumn meeting and had a wonderful time.The stands were not crowded and we could sit virtually anywhere.The bars were open and plenty of space to have a drink in comfort.The tote was available close by as indeed were...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Galway's race meeting is bracing and stylish, but not over the top; there is warmth, excitement and colour galore with Guiness and champagne to wash down the oysters when the winninngs come in, or not!

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Went to the races on two consecutive days in October 2017. As a senior, concession admission was good value at 10 Euro. The Sunday racing was of mediocre quality, and attendance was sparce, but nevertheless a good day was had. Excellent views of the whole...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We bought tickets in advance to see the National Hunt at the fall festival at Galway Racecourse. Luckily I checked the time of the races before we headed out because our tickets indicated the races started at 4pm, but there had been a change in...More

Thank Katrina W
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Galway Racing Festival is quite an wxperience. Plenty of races. Good viewing. Let down only by the uncontrolled drunks - mainly young boys in smart suits out from Dublin.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a must for any horse racing fans although there were people there as first time racegoers. Well run by the organisers with a nice atmosphere and no jobsworth telling you where not to go. I think more control of teenagers drinking too much...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We went on the first evening always starts on Monday it's a more relaxed day/evening with great buzz,atmosphere,people and music. Highly recommended day/evening out.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If in Galway for end of July it's a must .. it's one of the social events and the best race meeting in Ireland .. and you don't have to bet on but it's a bit of fun... I even had a win this year...More

Thank Kayla4
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Sure where else would you go. Great atmosphere and buzz about the place when it comes to the Galway races! Many a happy summer up there, even when some of them were for work!

Thank Rachael F
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

It was a sheer coincidence we ended up here during the Galway Races. Picture this: two siblings getting off a bus after 10 hours of travel in the middle of the night, lost and looking worse for wear only to be surrounded by people in...More

Thank kmg01
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