It was a week of fun and festivities for punters around the country as they enjoyed this year’s Galway Races.
The annual festival drew to a close yesterday with the Mad Hatters Day.
There was lots of entertainment for the young racegoers, including bouncy castles, a children’s disco, slides, face painting and crazy characters throughout the enclosure for the family day out.
The general manager of the Galway Races, Michael Moloney, said the festival ran swimmingly.
“We had a good night Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were obviously affected by the weather.
“We’ve had a huge number of runners and races and some great, big finishes.
“People are here to have a good night and enjoy themselves. I’m really happy with where we are,” he said.