Galway racecourse

The Galway Festival is the stuff of legend and folklore as the entire Irish racing fraternity descends on Ballybrit for a seven-day meeting.

The Galway Plate and the Guinness Handicap Hurdle are the two focal points of the week when quality mixed racing brings the two codes together and has facilities to match. A right-handed course of 10 furlongs with a sharp decent to the turn in and and an uphill finish of two furlongs, Ballybrit opened in August 1869. It is 136 miles from Dublin.

Address: Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Tel: 097 753 870
Admission: €20 - €30
Road: The racecourse is situated four miles from Galway City, on the city bypass
Rail: Galway Station. A bus service runs to the track.
Car park: €1 per car per day
Flat: A right-handed almost rectangular of 10f, with a sharp decent to the turn and uphill finish of 2f.
Jumps: right-handed and almost rectangular of 1m 2f. Sharp decent to the turn in an uphill finish of 2f. 6 hurdles and 7 fences on circuit.