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Galway Races - any tips for getting there, where to sit, etc

Meridian, United...
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Galway Races - any tips for getting there, where to sit, etc

We arrive in Galway on Monday, July 30th for a few days, staying at the Salthill hotel. We want to attend the Galway Races on Tuesday the 31st. Looks like the bus from Eyre Square will be out best bet for transportation, unless there's a better way?

Should we book tickets in advance or just get them when we arrive at the track? Any thoughts on reserve seating? We definitely want to soak up the atmosphere, aren't into the fancy dress, but will definitely be enjoying more than a few pints. Tips on a good location?

thanks!

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Dingle, Ireland
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1. Re: Galway Races - any tips for getting there, where to sit, etc

I've been to an awful lot of race meetings, i've never sat down at any of them. To get the atmosphere you need to walk about, go to the paddock, hang on the rails, go to the bar etc.

Edited: 23 July 2018, 19:12
County Galway...
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2. Re: Galway Races - any tips for getting there, where to sit, etc

First race is at 5.20 so get a bus early leave plenty of time to get to the track and have a look around before the off.

Meridian, United...
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3. Re: Galway Races - any tips for getting there, where to sit, etc

As long as I have easy access to the beer taps, I'll be happy. thanks!

Galway,Ireland
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4. Re: Galway Races - any tips for getting there, where to sit, etc

Get a bus no later than 4, pay on entry, dont sit down. Simple.

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