Directions & Parking
50km north of Galway, 28km south of Castlebar on the N84. Located 2km outside Ballinrobe Town.
The closest station is Claremorris (21 km). For more see www.irishrail.ie
The closest airport is Ireland West Airport Knock (48 km) with regular flights from many locations in the U.K.
There is parking on course and across from the racecourse. Parking is free but we would advise racegoers to allow ample time to get to your destination.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Ballinrobe Racecourse is located 3km from Ballinrobe Town on the N84. The eircode is F31 E677.
Gates open 2 hours before the first race. Please allow plenty of time for parking and getting through the main entrance hall to gain access to the racecourse.
There is free Car Parking at every race day. There is no priority parking, it is on a first-come-first-served basis. There is parking inside the main road entrance gate, along the main road and also directly across the road from the main entrance. Please follow the direction of the stewards.
There are a number of accessible parking facilities available outside the main entrance hall. These spaces cannot be reserved and are on a first-come-first-served basis. There is a set-down area outside of the entrance building also.
The racecourse has accessible parking spaces. The buildings are wheelchair accessible with a lift to our Coranna Corporate Restaurant. We have a disabled bathroom adjacent to our main toilet block. There is also a disabled bathroom in our Corrib Restaurant. We additionally have a wheelchair-accessible viewing area to view the races from a raised flat vantage point. If you require any assistance on the day please ask a member of the racecourse staff.
There is no dress code at Ballinrobe. Do remember to check the weather forecast before attending as the weather can be temperamental. The racecourse does get quite cool in the evenings.
Our Ladies Day in June is a fashionable affair with many opting to dress in formal attire. However, this is not a condition of entry to the course.
Admission is €15 for an Adult. It is €10 for Students & OAP’s. Photo ID is required. Children u14 are free and must be accompanied by an adult.
There is a 10% discount on tickets when you buy online.
it is strongly recommended to purchase tickets online. There is a 10% discount on online tickets. You can purchase tickets by clicking on the button below:
When you buy tickets online, you will receive a confirmation email with your e-ticket attached. This ticket will scan directly from your phone or alternatively if there is a number of tickets, they can be printed.
You can buy tickets at the racecourse at full price on the day.
Yes. Children u14 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. There is a playground at the racecourse.
Strictly only guide dogs are allowed on the racecourse grounds. Please be aware of this before traveling with a dog as there will be no exceptions.
There is no refund on tickets purchased online or on the day that are not required or are not used. In the event of a race meeting being abandoned before the start of the 2nd race on any race day, those persons who have purchased tickets for the race meeting will be issued with a full refund. Should the race meeting be abandoned after the 2nd race, there will be no refunds.
There is no ATM at the racecourse. You can pay for admission and/or food and beverage by card.
Yes, there is the Corrib Self-Service restaurant that serves a selection of hot and cold meals. There is a fast-food truck and an ice cream van that sells confectionary also. You can book into our Coranna Hospitality Restaurant in advance of the day where your table is reserved for the evening.
Yes persons over the age of 18 can purchase alcohol at the racecourse.
You can bet at the Tote building and a number of bookmakers at the bookies ring. We also have a Boylesports betting shop in the racecourse.