Galway Races

Stay in Style at The Connacht Hotel

The Connacht Hotel


The Perfect Galway Races Accommodation

Our on-site dining, convenient proximity to the Ballybrit Racecourse, and free parking make it the perfect base from which to enjoy each spectacular festival!

Every year, the Galway Racecourse hosts some of the greatest meetings in the world. It’s little wonder big crowds continue to flock to the city for each one – heart-pounding racing, long-awaited reunions with friends and family, and head-turning fashion are just a few of the reasons. Combine these with an electric atmosphere you won’t forget, and you’re sure to return again and again.

Next year, the world-renowned seven-day Galway Races Summer Festival will take place from Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August 2024, and it promises to be as enthralling as ever.

At The Connacht Hotel, you’ll be close to the action, in the ideal spot to enjoy the ultimate race-day experience. With an array of delightful rooms and delectable dining options, as well as free car parking close to the Ballybrit Racecourse, we're the perfect place for your races stay.

The Galway Races are a hugely popular celebration in Galway, so make sure you book early for 2024 to avoid disappointment.


Galway Races 2024

Plan ahead for the Galway Races 2024

Book today and enjoy the best rates available!

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.


This September, Autumn Racing will take place on Monday 09th September 2024  and Tuesday 10th September 2024. This two-day extravaganza of racing will see 16 races taking place – and the excitement will be as palpable as ever from one day to the next.

Plus, you’ll enjoy live music, tantalising food, and smooth beverages. So, why miss out on one of the social events of the year?


The October Festival at the Galway Races is one of the most popular race meetings of the year. What better way to celebrate the bank holiday weekend in Galway? Take your pick of the days that suit, or attend them all on Saturday the 26th, Sunday the 27th, and Monday the 28th of October 2024.

There will be 23 races taking place across the three days, and it’s sure to be as pulsating as ever. Live the excitement, feel the passion, and enjoy the occasion as you take it all in – plus, savour the food, drink, and craic as you relish an atmosphere that only the Galway Races can deliver.

HYDE Hotel - Steps away from Eyre Square

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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.

Residence Hotel - In the heart of The Latin Quarter

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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