…and that’s a wrap.
The Galway Races concluded yesterday with one of the quietest Sundays ever, due to the hurling in Croker.
But never mind that, or the fact that attendance figures and the amount of money spent were down slightly on last year, because it was another hugely joyous and successful week in Ballybrit.
As always, the week attracts some characters and many of the week’s best moments were documented on Twitter.
Galway Races, you never fail to dissapoint, and as Davina McCall used to say, “here’s your best bits.”
— Frank O'Connor (@salthill05) July 28, 2017
We met a wonderful man here today, meet Joe Fagan from Moate,91 yrs & has been coming racing here for 7️⃣5️⃣years, never missed a yr! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/R9snjulKHs
— Galway Races (@Galway_Races) August 2, 2017
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) August 4, 2017
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) August 2, 2017
— Fashionable Evening (@afe2017) August 6, 2017
— Connacht Hotel (@ConnachtHotel) August 6, 2017