Race week set to provide 60 million euro boost for Galway economy

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The 2018 Galway Races summer festival is set to provide 60 million euro boost for Galway economy - with around 150,000 people expected to descend on the city for the world-famous annual event.

With more than €2 million in prize money, the meeting will attract the cream of Irish horses and trainers over the seven days.

Punters are excited at the prospect of seeing the first of many changes to the racecourse at Ballybrit. Key among these is the new ‘Wilson Lynch Building’, named after the man who donated the land to the Galway Race Commitee in 1869.

This €6 million development will offer racegoers modern, comfortable, and stylish new facilities that include on the ground floor, a betting hall, coffee dock and the first floor, a champagne bar equipped with a mini grand piano — an ideal venue for celebrating victories!

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