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Galway Race Festival 2024 - Monday July 29th to Sunday August 4th 

There are many times throughout the year when the city of Galway comes alive with art, music, comedy and so much more. But, when the sound of powerful hooves traversing sod with speed and singular purpose, this is when Galway really comes into itself. If you have never experienced the races and the city in full festival mode - you're missing out. So, don't add it to a list of things you must do some day - instead - get in touch, book a room and come and experience for yourself, all that brings people in their thousands to the city of the tribes for the first week in August.


Dining & Entertinment

Here at the Menlo Park we have been catering to, and sharing in, all the excitement the Galway Races has offered our festival customers and guests over the last 25 years.  Our P. Francis & Son Bar & Bistro is a hub of great food (with all dietary requirements served), music and craic over the festival week. As you can well imagine, the horse related influx that Galway experiences over this week, has the city up to their stirrups with the busy, but when you stay with us, we will always make your experience our priority. Always on offer... we have four star bedrooms (including our newly refurbished 'Signature Rooms/Mini Suites/Suites'), tasty food, delicious thrist quenching drinks, bubbly (well, it is race week) and entertainment throughout the week - so, don't miss out and get booking! Come for the races, stay for the vibe!

*Music will be available in our bar for the Wednesday, Thursday & Staurday nights of Raceweek 2024 (Typical start time 10pm). Our bar will also have many food specials and cocktail specials available all through the week.  



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The Galway Races 

Join us for 'The Opening Day’ on Monday 29th July as we have a special treat for our racegoers in front of the Grandstand with a lively colourful musical performance! First race of seven races is off at 4.10pm.


Galway Plate Day 

Country Music Day with Mike Denver. Tune in for one of the big races of the week, the historic Tote Galway Plate, worth €270,000. This race is awash with quality, with experienced chasers taking on emerging youngsters and has produced some high-class recent winners including, Balko Des Flos and Road To Riches.

Bring it on!


Ladies Day 

Widely renowned as ‘Ladies Day’ at the Galway Festival, Thursday combines the very best in racing and fashion for the pinnacle of the summer racing calendar.


Mad Hatters Competition 

Our best line-up yet for our young racing fans. A day filled with colour, entertainment and fun for all the family. Join in the hugely popular 'Mad Hatters Day' competition with fantastic prizes on offer.


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