Few summer events in Ireland have the appeal or the history of the Galway Races. Almost 150 years old, the Galway Races is a tradition that sets Galway apart from the rest of the country as vibrant and colourful capital of the west. From Monday July 28 to Sunday August 3, Galway truly comes alive.
The Galway Races also sees the city's best hotels offering some of the best prices and deals to be found.
Establishments such as the Galway Bay Hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel, the Clayton Hotel, and the Pillo Hotel and Spa will be offering excellent and welcoming accommodation and great food at competitive prices. Hotels around Galway will also be offering raffle prizes and entertainment sessions with some of Galway's most popular musicians.
Galway also has the best to offer when it comes to Race Week fashion, with retailers such as Stanúdun of Spiddal, Fashion Fusion, and Kilkenny Shop on High Street stocked with some of the best Irish and international clothing brands, dresses, hats, and accessories, to give the occasion elegance and class.
The city also has many lively restaurants, bars, and night clubs to keep you entertained after the last horse has bolted. The Gaslight Bar and Brasserie offers excellent food in a cool, sophisticated background, while venues such as the Stock Exchange on Shop Street are ideal for group parties, especially with their drinks discounts.