Nearly ninety thousand racegoers attend the Galway Races and enjoy what the city has to offer.

It is estimated that there has been over £2 million laid down in bets over the five days of the festival. 

According to the report, the races are all about

The horses, the colours, the thunder of hooves, and the cheering.

The carnival atmosphere of the races spills over into Galway city with street musicians and traders out in force throughout the festival. Among the street buskers is an escapologist. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 July 1976.

Galway Races 1980
Galway Races 1980