Tag Archives: Galway Festival

No mass gatherings casts doubts over Irish sporting events returning before September

Major sporting events across Ireland are to face further setbacks after the Irish government confirmed that all mass gatherings of over 5,000 people will be banned until 1 September. The new restrictions will impact the 2020 All-Ireland championships, the League of Ireland, racing festivals and a number of other sporting events. Issuing a statement, government sources have said that local …

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Galway Racing Festival prize money is in excess of €2 million

The 2014 Galway summer festival gets underway on Monday, with Ballybrit expected to draw more than 150,000 racing enthusiasts and punters during the seven day gala.A report commissioned by the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association last year, found that the festival is one of the largest in the world based on attendances and heightened media exposure, contributing millions to the local and national economy. Several Galway hotels sponsor …

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