Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Galway Races holds a very special place in the heart of many race-goers from across the globe, and indeed in the hearts of Galwegians themselves. It has been the subject of many a famous song and poem. The Galway Races has had a long and exciting history, stretching back to 1869 when the first racing festival was held at Ballybrit. It was a two day event with a staggering 40,000 people in attendance. In over one hundred years of racing at Ballybrit, the Galway Races has gone from strength to strength.
The Galway Races is certainly a festival for everyone. The Festival runs for seven consecutive days at Galway Racecourse starting from the last Monday in July each year.
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