Galway Race Week

Giddy Up! The Galway Races Summer Festival return to Ballybrit Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August.

One of the biggest weeks of the year in Galway, race week sees over 100,000 people through the gates of the racecourse over the week long festival. The city is electric at night with most, if not all venues showcasing the best live music the city has to offer. The Dean Galway is located a 15 minute drive from the racecourse making it the perfect race week base! Combined with a cracking schedule of entertainment, The Dean is where you want to be.

We’ve got a full line-up of DJs, drag and everything  in between across our 3 venues in the hotel all week. Check out some of the city’s grooviest beats with our DJs in Sophie’s Rooftop or call into Peig’s Bar for an intimate trad session. On Friday we’re hosting the most stylish evening celebrating the LGBTQAI+ community, with the first ever LGBTQAI+ best-dressed competition.

Along with the most stylist evening, guests at The Dean Galway can indulge in a variety of culinary delights and vibrant atmospheres. For a sophisticated dining experience, Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant offers panoramic 360-degree views of Galway City, delectable cuisine, and a laid-back ambiance.

Keep an eye on our socials for an insight into one of the best weeks of the year!

Check out our full schedule of events for the week below.