Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival is held in Galway during the last week of July every year and involves seven days of unrivalled action. The 2018 festival will run from 30th July to the 5th August 2018. The Galway Races brings all of Ireland together. The town has a real buzz at night, with hangovers aplenty the following day.
Over 140,000 people attended the Summer Festival Meeting in 2017 where betting turnover reached great heights once again. The total prize fund for the fifty-two sponsored races reached an impressive €2 million. It is a joyous, fun-filled seven days where people might leave with a few less Euros than they had when they arrived but they also leave with great new experiences, new friends and a time that will never be forgotten.
Galway Poker Festival
The iconic Summer Festival returns on Monday 30st July 2018 and if you fancy a bit of poker after races, Galway is ready for poker players too! Finalized Schedule. €35k+ GTD. All one day events. 100%, All cash payouts, Trophy for every event, friendly family atmosphere and 24/7 cash game action! Galway poker festival brings all of it!
Galway Poker has secured the Harbour Hotel in the heart of the city centre for the duration of the Racing festival. It’s newly re-furbished bar, restaurant & conference room, late bar & full menu available, secure parking and free Wi-fi. All of this makes it the perfect venue for Race week. Get ready for Galway Races & Poker Rumble! More information: Galwayraces.com