Great racing and fun for all the family is promised at the Ballinrbobe Racecourse two-day festival this month.

Two days of horse racing and fantastic family entertainment in Mayo

Ballinrobe Racecourse has announce an exciting July Festival, taking place on Monday and Tuesday, July 22 and 23.

The event features thrilling horse racing and activities for all ages, opening with Family Day and concluding the Mike Denver Race Dance over two glorious days.

Ballinrobe Racecourse is delighted to welcome back Corvenieos Entertainment, who will provide an excellent line-up of free activities for the children to enjoy, including carnival games, giant wire, children’s playground, comedy horse photo opportunity, face painting, stilt walkers and cartoon characters. It promises to be a great day out for all the family. Children under 14 go free when accompanied by an adult.

Monday's all-flat card, sponsored by Tote, features the €22,000 Tote Handicap, and the first race goes to post at 5.10 p.m.

Tuesday evening’s National Hunt card features the Boylesports Handicap Hurdle with a prize fund of €15,000. The first race goes to post at 5.20 p.m.

After the races, the excitement continues with the Mike Denver Race Dance, hosted in association with the Ballinrobe Festival. Race admission tickets also grant entry to the dance, offering fantastic value at only €15 for a wonderful evening of entertainment.

John Flannelly, Ballinrobe Racecourse Manager, commented: “Horse-racing is at the heart of our event, but we also add extra entertainment value with Family Day on Monday and conclude the two days of racing with the Mike Denver Race Dance. Our July meetings are always well attended and with many people on holiday, there's always a great atmosphere.

“We look forward to welcoming all families on Monday for family day, and we are excited to welcome Mike Denver to Ballinrobe Racecourse for the first time. After last year's fantastic evening of singing and dancing, I’m certain it won’t disappoint.”

Mr. Flannelly continued: “I'd also like to wish the Ballinrobe Festival well with their events running from July 20 to 28 in our local town. The initiative and drive of the festival committee to bring a wide range of events to our local community is a credit to them.”

Ballinrobe Racecourse is proud to host events as part of the Ballinrobe Festival, including The Tumbling Paddies in the Mask Pavilion on Friday, July 26, with The 80's Generation playing live on Saturday, July 27.

The festival concludes with the Queen of the Lakes, a firework display, and an after-party with DJ Fergal Darcy on Sunday, July 28. Tickets for the Ballinrobe weekend festival events are on sale on Eventbrite.

For more information, group packages, and tickets for the two-day Ballinrobe Racecourse July Festival on July 22 and 23, visit or follow Ballinrobe Racecourse on social media for the latest updates.