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Galway Race Course

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Address: Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 753 870

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Excellent evenings racing

Whilst on holiday in the west of Ireland we decided that we'd spend an evening at the races. The July race meeting runs for 7 days (if you have the stamina). We had luck with the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
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Galway, Ireland
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

lt was only ok not what i expected on television seen it and looked lovely but found it pricey roscommon racecourse much nicer

Thank badgerbaby
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Whilst on holiday in the west of Ireland we decided that we'd spend an evening at the races. The July race meeting runs for 7 days (if you have the stamina). We had luck with the weather but not with the horses. The craic was mighty, as they say.

Thank LuckyeddieBristol
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The Galway Races was AMAZING!!! I totally recommend. The Irish people are great, such fun and there were live bands everywhere. The race course is lovely and the Guinness Tent well what can I say! Its a huge event in Ireland and is on every year! I have already planned to go next year! Good for friends and couples.

Thank JBParrish
Kilkenny, Ireland
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Signage poor. Just couldn't find seafood bar. Had to eat in barn type room. Food fair but so agricultural without any finesse. Young people very drunk . Won't be going again.

Thank cathcos
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

My first time 'at the races' and booked the restaurant experience..!!..After hearing of possible traffic problems we did not have any at all....We were very well looked after...the food was lovely...staff were organised and efficient...and the view of the race and finishing post was excellent...thoroughly enjoyed it..!!!

Thank Penny D
Henlow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a great day out with friends or family the races at the end of July are the place to be! Gets the city buzzing too and brings a lot of money to the local areas!

Thank Jack M
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90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Love this spot for strolling around or going for a run. Nice quite. Like your in the middle of country. But get excersice done

Thank gercath
Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I have attended race meets in Punchestown, Leopardstown and Fairy House. Galway blows them all out of the water. It is an excellent race course with world class facilities. The most impressive aspect is that while it is an extremely efficient tourism machine, the staff have not lost any of that Galwegian charm. This may become an annual visit.

1 Thank Markgdub
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Excellent restaurant with super food and a good view of the course. Nice people, and we had winners!

Thank J B
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Top class facilities and ideal for a great day out.The Galway Race week is famous for its atmosphere and tremendous selection of different entertainment namely Live music,Ladies Day competitions which attract an amazing array of fashions and colours and local food is available in the many resteraunts.All in all a wonderful time was had by all.

1 Thank Paul D

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