Mr Brian Kavanagh CEO of Horse Racing Ireland performed the offical opening of the racecourses €1.3 million development programme which was completed over the winter months. The development includes new entrance hall and offices, 160 seater restaurant, Mask Pavillion and Carra Bar. Also present at the opening function were representatives of the building contractors Purcell Construction Galway and Tobin Consulting Engineers Galway. Racecourse manager, John Flannelly, commented ” Ballinrobe Race Committee are delighted to have reached this phase of the development works at Ballinrobe, which have been ongoing over the past 10 years. This phase of the develpment was designed to improve the comfort and raceday experience for our many loyal supporters. We have had many positive comments on the new facilities and look forward to the future with confidence.”