The Connacht Hotel


The Perfect Choice For Accommodation While Visiting The Galway Races!

with a Range of Dining Options Available, in Close Proximity to Ballybrit Racecourse and Ample Free Car Parking


Every year the Galway Racecourse plays host to some of the greatest race meetings in the world. Offering you the chance to experience fantastic heart-pounding horse racing, reunions with friends & family, as well as head-turning fashion and an electric atmosphere that continues to draw people from all corners. 


This year the world renowned seven day Galway Races Summer Festival takes place from Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August 2023


Enjoy the ultimate race day experience by booking your stay with us in The Connacht Hotel. With a wide range of rooms and dining options as well as free car parking close to Ballybrit racecourse, we're the ideal place to stay on your visit to the races.

The Galway Races are a hugely popular celebration in Galway, we advise booking early for 2023 to avoid disappointment.



Galway Races Autumn Festival 5th & 6th September 2022

Galway Races offers you fantastic heart-pounding horse racing, family fun, head-turning fashion and an electric atmosphere that continues to draw people from all the world. An experience that’s truly unmissable.

Enjoy Great Racing – Meeting Old Friends & New – Live Music – Food and Beverages Available.


Galway Races October Festival 29th - 31st October 2022

Enjoy Bank Holiday Fun at Galway Races. Enjoy great action-packed horse racing, indoor hospitality, bar facilities, live music, on course bookmakers, the big screen, and meeting old friends and new at our popular three day Autumn race meeting.

Galway Races 2023

Plan ahead for the Galway Races 2023

Stay with us and enjoy:

  • Variety of accommodation options, whether you prefer Double, Twin, Triple or larger rooms to sleep 4 as well as inter-connecting bedrooms and self-catering apartments.
  • Wide choice of dining options in Bar Solo & Reuben's Restaurant
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • Complimentary use of our 24hr Gym, 20m Swimming Pool, Steam Room & Sauna.
  • Ample free onsite parking & bus parking available.


Preferred dates not availble? Try one of our other properties


HYDE Hotel (Formerly The Forster Court Hotel) is situated in the centre of Galway City, just steps from the famous Eyre Square and minutes from Shop Street with the bustling bars & cafés of Quay street. Surrounded by some of Galway's best restaurants and bars.

Contemporary bedrooms and luxury suites available. Their 69 guest bedrooms are bright, colourful and equipped with everything that you need to make your time in a new city easy.


Preferred dates not availble? Try one of our other properties


The Residence Hotel Galway is a boutique townhouse located in the cultural Latin Quarter of the vibrant Galway city. This is a place to truly discover the city and to immerse yourself in all that is Galway.

Located in one of the most vibrant and historical areas of Galway City, spoiling its visitors with an array of boutiques, cafes and restaurants, including their very own 1520 Bar. A traditional Irish bar, inspired by their medieval past but with a 21st Century kick!

Highlights from The Galway Races 2019