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Ballinrobe Racing

Enjoy a day at the Races and a night at the McWilliam Park Hotel

A beautiful, much-loved, scenic racecourse in the West of Ireland.

Ballinrobe Racecourse is located one mile from the town on the main Castlebar road (N84). It is the only Racecourse in Mayo and is one of only four in Connacht and hosts ten race meetings annually, from April to September. Ballinrobe Racecourse is ideally situated in a natural amphitheatre, it has all you could ask for in a country racecourse, beautiful setting, lively atmosphere and the laid back relaxed attitude that Ireland is famous for. Add to the mix some wonderful horses, the heart and soul of the industry and a visit to Ballinrobe will never be forgotten.

Ballinrobe Racecourse was named ‘Racecourse of the Year’ in 2012 by the Irish Racegoers Consultative forum which highlights the strides it is making with ongoing development and improvement to provide racegoers with a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

With a history of horse racing stretching back more than 230 years, Ballinrobe Racecourse has long had its finger on the pulse of the Irish racing world. Horse Racing has been taking place at the present venue since 1921 and prior to that at other locations around the town, with Race meetings recorded as far back as 1774.

Before you plan your day out at the races always check the time of the first race. Preferably aim to arrive at the racecourse half an hour before the first race. This will give you time to familiarise yourself with the facilities, have a drink and most importantly bet on the first race.

You can book tickets in advance here. Tickets are €15 per person with concession for students and seniors citizens however you must produce valid ID. Children u14 are free. Tickets can also be purchased in the entrance hall on the day.

There is no dress code at Ballinrobe. Wear whatever you find comfortable. Do remember to check the weather forecast before you leave the house as weather can be tempermental. A light jacket for our evening meetings is a suggestion. 

Ladies Day, 26th June is a fashionable affair with many Ladies opting to dress in formal attire. However this is not a condition of entry to the course. 

There are dining options in the racecourse to suit all tastes and budgets. You can pre-book corporate tables in our Coranna restaurant or you can drop in to our self-service Corrib restaurant.

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.


Race Meeting's fixture List for 2024


Monday 24th June (e)

Monday 22nd July (e)

Tuesday 23rd July (e)

Monday 12th August (e)

Monday 26th August (e)

Friday 13th September (e)


More information on the race meetings will be made available in early 2024 – start times are yet to be confirmed.

 To buy tickets 

ESB ecars Charging Station on site at the Hotel

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