Galway Races Attraction

Every August, the racecourse comes alive with the 7-day Galway Races Festival, culminating in the August Bank holiday weekend. This festival draws the largest crowds, eagerly anticipating the historic Galway Plate and the Galway Hurdle, the week's most prestigious races.

Additional Meetings: Apart from the August festival, Ballybrit also hosts other meetings in September (2 days), early October (1 day), and a three-day event during the last weekend of October.

The Galway Summer Festival stands as the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar. With its origins tracing back to 1869, the Galway Plate remains one of the most sought-after races. The Galway Hurdle further adds to the allure of the week. The unique blend of National Hunt (jump) racing and Flat racing makes Ballybrit a favorite among racing enthusiasts.