The famous Galway Races take place over the course of seven whole days filled with activities for the entire family. This year they return on Monday 27th July and run until Sunday 2nd August. The main attraction is of course the horses but you’ll also find fabulous fashion, delectable foods and an electric atmosphere with an infectious sense of fun.
Whether or not you’re a horse racing fan it’s one of Ireland’s largest festival where fun is the order of the day, it’s even been heralded as Ireland’s answer to Mardi Gras. It occurs in the height of the Irish Summer season and is a brilliant time to visit Galway.
Each day brings something different. Ladies Day is generally the busiest day of the festival on the Thursday, you’ll see all sorts of beautiful fashion wear parading throughout Ballybrit Racecourse as ladies attempt to win the best dressed award. Sunday is dubbed Family Day & Mad Hatters Day where you’ll find a long schedule of children’s entertainment as well as a creative hat competition from which you’ll be amazed at the creativity and funky styles.
Almost 140,000 people attended in 2014 and I’m sure will all attest to what a wonderful week it is. Tickets range in price, depending on the day, for adults €20/€30, reserved seats €10/€30 while accompanied children under the age of 16 will be admitted free. There are special offers for multiple days to avail of.
To find out more visit the official website.