Day 5 of the Galway Races Summer Festival 2020

With seven very competitive races on the card, Friday is always a hugely popular evening race meeting and a great way to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend. The first race starts at 5.10pm with all races generously sponsored by Guinness. Friday also plays host to the colourful and elegant a ‘Friday’s Most Stylish Competition’, sponsored by Athlone Towncentre.

Athlone Towncentre’s Celebrity Judges will seek out people with a flair for style which reflects the vibrant summer Galway Races Festival. ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ is expected to be one of the biggest gatherings of race going fashion lovers to date on the fifth day of the festival.   With the competition in its eight year, contemporary and boutique retailers, such as those housed within Athlone Towncentre, may also be reflected in the outfits worn by racegoers.

Further details of this event will be announced in 2020 so keep an eye on all our social media platforms for the latest news on celebrity judges, the much sought after prize and style guide for 2020.

Talking about Friday’s Festival meet, Michael Moloney, General Manager of Galway Racecourse says “Friday at Galway Racecourse has taken on a life of itself. It’s now a hugely popular day with our racegoers as we head into a Bank Holiday weekend. Our sponsorship with Athlone Towncentre has gone to strength to strength we look forward to working with them again for a very special Festival.”

Athlone Towncentre is home to major fashion brands including Zara, River Island and H&M as well as boutiques. It is an ideal shopping destination with over 60 brands under one roof as well as numerous food offerings catering to all tastes.

Support from our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the generous support of Guinness for day five of our Summer Festival who have generously sponsored all races on the card. Thank you to Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre for sponsoring Friday’s Most Stylish competition.

Raceday Programme

Gates Open
First Race
Last Race
Number of races


Admission Prices

Adult Admission*
Senior Citizens
Children 17 & Under (Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian) ***
Reserved Seat on the Top Floor of Millennium Grandstand:

*Must be aged 18 or over.

** Must be aged 18 or over & hold a valid Student I.D.

***Must be accompanied by Parent or Guardian for admission and for the duration of the raceday.


Prices start from €10 per seat per day. Pre-booking essential due to high demand.

Reserved Seating with exclusive access to the private Corrib Bar with panoramic views of the finish line…(A ‘Top Tip’ from the staff at Galway Races!).

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