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Jockey Amy Jo Hayes

Special Guest Jockey Amy Jo Hayes

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Get the girls together

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Sparkly bubbly reception

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After the event a bus will bring you to the races

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Sparkly bubbly reception

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Pink Friday at The Ardilaun Hotel

Celebrate Galway Race Week with Pink Friday 2024 at The Ardilaun Hotel

Fun, Food & Racing!

It is with great pleasure to announce the new date for our event for the Galway Races this year - Pink Friday at The Ardilaun Hotel (formerly known as First Furlong) was such a huge success last year, and will be bigger and better than ever!

It is that time of year again when the team here at The Ardilaun Hotel are busy preparing for another busy Galway Race Week Festival and one of the highlights this year is our Pink Friday Luncheon event at The Ardilaun in support of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute which encapsulates fun, food and racing on Friday the 2nd of August at the hotel.

Guests can get glammed up and dress up for the Races wearing a splash of pink to be in with a chance of winning the Best Dressed competition sponsored by Anthony Ryan's . Full details on the days events and schedule will be availble soon!


You can leave your car at the hotel for the day, and enjoy coach transfer for you and your guests to the Racetrack to make the first race for this evening meeting, which includes entry to the racecourse also. Alternatively relax and chill out in Blazers Bar and The Ardilaun Bistro with large screens featuring the Galway Races from Ballybrit.

Avail of the free entertainment later that evening back at The Ardilaun Bar & Bistro. 

Proceeds from the event will directly support the National Breast Cancer Research Institute, a charity that is positively impacting future outcomes for breast cancer patients by funding world-class breast cancer research at University of Galway, under the stewardship of Professor Michael Kerin and his team

Have a look at our event from last year Pink Friday 2023

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Special Offers

Best Available Rate Bed & Breakfast

from €189 per room

Festival Fever in Galway

from €184 per room

Stay Longer for Less with 15% Off 3 Nights

from €601 per room

Fabulous Fifties Special

from €220 per room

Stay Longer for Less with 20% Off 4 Nights

from €609 per room