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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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Sept Races

The races were on at very short time compared tot he July Races but good to be back to watch it all happen again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Anna N
Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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442 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The races were on at very short time compared tot he July Races but good to be back to watch it all happen again.

Thank Anna N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Everywhere we went in the country, horse racing was on TV. The love affair of the island with horses and racing is apparent if you know where to look. The stands and course are massive, and like most of Ireland, there's a ruined tower in the middle of it. Because it wasn't the July meeting, food options were limited. The... More 

Thank Dan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We spent two September days at the races and, having visited many other courses, have to say that this place is one of the best: for atmosphere and value. It started when I phoned from England with a dietary request and this was managed with ease: the seating was just as we asked and couldn't be faulted. Great management. We... More 

Thank Frohlix
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to ballybrit for a day and had a great time . Only drawback was it was late opening [had to wait in car park for 30 minutes ] . It was due to open to public 2 hours before the first race but the staff were late . The bars were also late to open and we found the... More 

Thank toshiba186338
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had the pleasure of arranging a team day event at the Races this year. Like previous events, the team are professional and the event was enjoyed by all. Lydon House Catering do an amazing job with fabulous food and great service. The location, the view and the experience was enjoyed by all the team. Great corporate event idea. Book... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Until you'vebeen to galway during race week you haven't really had the whole experiance. It's a real celebration of racing at it's finest and all of the fun and finery that comes with it. Don'tleave it until the last minute to travel out to the race course as traffic can be crazy with tail backs.

Thank Yvonne74x
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went to the track on Monday night which was family night. Less crowded from what I was told. It's different than a horse track in the United States so worth your time if you like horse racing. Betting is slightly different and cash is a must just like in the states.

1 Thank nickkay000
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had a fantastic day at the Galway Races last week. We went on Friday evening which is less busy than the Thursday (ladies day!) I thoroughly recommend this for a day out.

Thank Elaine B
galway city
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful week attend do g the Galway races. Can't wait to do it all again next year!!! Wonderful people and an amazing atmosphere . 😁

Thank anita-mcneela26
Kildare, Ireland
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151 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Busy spot! Good entertainment put on and well organised buses back into Glaway City. Guinness tent was best!

1 Thank Janhen14

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