Galway Races Hotel

This 7-day racing festival attracts over 250,000 people to Galway racecourse throughout the week. The adrenaline-pumping action, heart-stopping finishes and stunning fashion are certainly not to be missed.

Hotel Near Ballybrit Racecourse

Only a furlong from the racecourse, Clayton Hotel Galway is the closest hotel to Ballybrit Racecourse. With 195 luxurious bedrooms, and only a short walk from the racecourse enjoy a sensational programme of events and entertainment throughout the 7 days of the festival.

Lively musical entertainment and an electric atmosphere ensure that Clayton Hotel Galway is the only place to stay or visit this summer during the Galway Races. Enjoy festival music provided by firm races favourites Derek Ryan, Oddity, Sean Slattery and a host of other top performers.


Premium Pre-Racing Package

We are once again offering racegoers the opportunity to upgrade a race day experience this Galway Races our exclusive Pre-Racing Package. Whether it is for groups of friends or work colleagues, pre-racing packages are a must to enjoy the full flavour of the race day experience.

The Bubbles and Brunch Package includes a bus transfer to the racecourse, an entrance ticket to the races, joined with bottomless prosecco and a two-course lunch for only €49 per person. Due to the popularity of the pre-racing package, pre-booking is absolutely essential.

To book a Pre-Racing Package, or for further details on the race week line up at Clayton Hotel Galway contact Clayton Hotel Galway on 091 721900 or email

Family day at the Races

For 2020 Family Days will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the Summer Festival Meeting. Fun and colour is the theme for these spectacular days with children admitted free of charge. There is lots of entertainment for the young racegoer including bouncy castles, a children’s disco, slides, face painting and crazy characters throughout the enclosure.

The luxurious four-star Clayton Hotel Galway is the ideal base to experience all of the thrills, fashions and fun that the Galway Races have to offer.

In addition to this, the hotel boasts the comfiest beds in Ireland for the whole family, delectable dining options for families, five lively bars and a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the racecourse throughout the week. For something a little bit different, why not enjoy one of the Pre Racing packages which are available throughout the races.

Alternatively, avail of a daily à la carte menu in the Tribes Restaurant, or a quick bite in the infamous outdoor eatery. The team at Clayton Hotel Galway look forward to welcoming racegoers through its doors for the 2020 Galway Racing Festival.

Race programme

With 52 races over 7 days, the total prize money on offer this year at the races is in excess of €1.8 million. The Blue Riband race is the famous Galway Plate which takes place on Wednesday. This race will attract by far the most media attention.

Following on from the races, avail of the complimentary shuttle bus back to the hotel where racegoers will enjoy an electric atmosphere. Make Clayton Hotel Galway, the only place to stay and party during the Galway Races Summer Festival.


Ladies Day

Galway Festival Ladies Day is on the fourth day of the Festival and is one of the most colourful with the Guinness Hurdle Handicap Hurdle being the feature race on this day.

Friday is a more relaxed affair with the Guinness Handicap being the feature race on the day. Friday’s fair lady also attracts a number of female punters with an eye on capturing the elusive stylish prize.

Get in Touch

The team at Clayton Hotel Galway look forward to welcoming race goers through its doors for the 2020 Galway Racing Festival.

For further details on the race week line up at Clayton Hotel Galway contact Clayton Hotel Galway
on +353 91 721 900 or email


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Covid-19 Important Hotel Notice

Clayton Hotel Galway is temporarily closed.

Book online now for stays after 1st May 2020. We are available every day to answer your queries please call (091) 721 900 or email