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Hotels near Galway Races

The world renowned Galway Races Summer Festival returns from Monday 27th July to Sunday 2nd August 2020, along with Galway City and County celebrating being the European Capital of Culture.

With all this happening in our beautiful county, the team here at The Oranmore Lodge are getting ready to welcome travellers from far and wide. All guests staying with us over the summer will be treated to luxurious accommodation, complimentary leisure centre access, free parking and top class dining options. All right here at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Galway.

“Stayed here for ladies day at the Galway races. It was such an amazing place, the staff (especially Rebecca) were so helpful. I will recommend to all my friends and family. Thank you Oranmore Lodge Hotel.”

Guest Review – August 2019

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Race Week Offer


Once again, we are delighted to be opening our doors to the visitors and revellers travelling to Galway for the annual Galway Races Summer Festival.

The 4* Oranmore Lodge Hotel is conveniently located only a few minutes form the Ballybrit Racecourse and we are offering a shuttle service to the races throughout the week.

This year we are offering our guests 10% off our Bed & Breakast and Room Only rates when you book direct on our official website.

As part of your overnight accommodation, guests can also avail of complimentary access to our Leisure Club which includes indoor heated swimming pool and gym.

Enjoy live entertainment, dining options and full use of our Leisure Centre throughout your stay as well as complimentary parking.

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2020 Racing Fixtures


The highly-anticipated Galway Races Summer Festival kicks off on Monday 27th July. Regarded as Ireland’s largest horse racing festivals, the world-famous Galway Races, boasts spectacular horse racing, entertainment with Live Bands and DJ’s, with striking fashion and an electric atmosphere.

The first race of the day will take place at 5:20pm with the last of 7 races starting at 8:40pm. Guests can access the Race grounds from 2:30pm onwards. With use of our shuttle service from our 4* Hotel, you’ll never miss a thing.

Check out our handy daily fixture information below with Gate Opening times, First and Last Race times and amount of races taking place throughout the day.

oranmore swimming lessons
Tuesday 28th July
Tuesday 28th July

Gates Open: 2:30pm

First Race: 5:20pm

Last Open: 8:40pm

Number of Races: 7

oranmore private group lessons
Wednesday 29th July
Wednesday 29th July

Gates Open: 2:30pm

First Race: 5:10pm

Last Open: 8:30pm

Number of Races: 7

oranmore kettle bells
Thursday 30th July
Thursday 30th July

Gates Open: 11:00am

First Race: 2:00pm

Last Open: 5:59pm

Number of Races: 8

oranmore spinning classes
Friday 31st July
Friday 31st July

Gates Open: 2:30pm

First Race: 5:00pm

Last Open: 8:45pm

Number of Races: 8

oranmore circuit training
Saturday 1st August
Saturday 1st August

Gates Open: 11:30am

First Race: 2:00pm

Last Open: 5:55pm

Number of Races: 8

oranmore aquafit classes
Sunday 2nd August
Sunday 2nd August

Gates Open: 11:30pm

First Race: 2:00pm

Last Open: 5:20pm

Number of Races: 7

Our Race Packages

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Corporate Special
Corporate Special
We have a special offer for our Buisness Guests staying at The Oranmore Lodge during the Galway races. Our package includes:

  • Race Tickets
  • Transfer to the Races
  • Complimentary Meeting Rooms
  • Accommodation for Corporate Clients
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning

Minimum numbers apply and bookings must be made directly with reception.

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Pre-Race Events
High Tea & High Heels

An afternoon of high tea, high heels and high fashion. Giving you all the style inspiration you need for one of the most highly anticipated Ladies Days in Ireland!

Your host for this amazing Afternoon Tea event will be Stuart Montgomery of Stuart’s Select Style and Caroline Downey from Carried Away PR who will be sharing advice on how to style a Ladies Day look that will be sure to make heads turn from the track.

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Shuttle Service
Shuttle Service

We will be offering a shuttle bus for all our guests to the racecourse each day for €12.00 which includes a complimentary drink in Barney’s Bar.

The bus will operate to and from the Race Course every day. Exact times to be advised. Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver on the day.

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