The Galway Festival is undoubtedly the high-point of the summer season with seven glorious days and nights of high-class racing, running from Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August.
The world renowned seven day Galway Races Summer Festival takes place on Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August. It has been said about the festival that it once brought Galway City to a standstill, but now it brings the whole country to a standstill.
Widely regarded as the highlight of the Summer season in Ireland, Galway Races offers you fantastic horse racing, live music and entertainment, stunning fashion, family fun and an electric atmosphere that continues to draw people from all over Ireland and abroad to experience first-hand the infectious sense of fun.
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.
The style stakes are high at Galway with fabulous prizes are on offer through best dressed competitions over the week.