The 2017 Galway Races (July Monday 31st July – Sunday 6th August,  September 18th & 19th, October 10th, 29th & 30th)

9 Race Meetings in Ballinrobe (May 2nd, 29th & 30th , June 27th, July 24th & 25th, August 14th & 29th, September 21st )

9 Race Meetings in Roscommon (May 8th, June 12th & 13th, July 10th & 11th,  August 8th & 21st & September 4th & 25th )



Due to increased security measures in place for Galway Races 2017, PLEASE DO NOT bring anything with you that cannot fit in your jacket pocket or in a very small bag. As per the guidelines publicised by Galway Racecourse Authorities, no bag larger than an A4 size will be permitted past the entrance. 

Lydon House Catering do not have the facility to store any staff belongings anywhere outside or on the racecourse, other than a jacket/coat and a very small bag. Any delay to your access onto the racecourse will negatively impact our service delivery, therefore, please comply strictly with the above guidelines.

Thank you for your co-operation.

2017 Application Form now available.  Please go to our recruitment section for all details on how to apply.  Tel: 091 564156 or email



Book online for Hospitality Packages at the Galway Races & Ballinrobe Races.



Book your table for the 2017 Galway Races or Ballinrobe Races



At Lydon House Catering we pride ourselves on supplying the best catering and event management service in the West of Ireland.

Situated in the heart of Galway City, we are committed to supporting local Irish suppliers and providing an extensive range of quality food and beverages that meet every requirement and budget.


  • Concerts
  • Race Festivals
  • International Festivals
  • Trade Fairs
  • Wedding Catering
  • Private Party Catering
  • Corporate Events Catering
  • BBQ’s
  • Family Celebrations
  • Canapes & Alfresco Dining
  • Cost Effective Contract Catering
Dear Noel I would like to thank you and your team at Lydon House for your very valuable contribution to the overall success on the Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve Ball.  I spoke to Brian & Pat & other members of the team & I would like to compliment them on the professionalism, strong service ethic & “can do” approach which greatly helped with getting the final touches in place leading up to the event.  On the night service was excellent.  The salmon main course came into special mention from a large number of guests.  Larry O’Connor, Tuam Cancer Care..
Larry O'Connor, Tuam Cancer Care, Galway
We have been coming to the Galway Races for over 10 years and have found Fiona & the team so professional and easy to deal with.  When working with Lydon House Catering you never have to worry about any of the details, just turn up on the day and you are guaranteed the best hospitality in Ireland.  This is the highlight trip of our year and already looking forward to next year.
Dave Parker, UK
Dear Noel, Fiona, Brian & Pat, I would like to take this opportunity to “SINCERELY THANK YOU” for your professionalism in making Knocknacarra Parish Faith Gathering a Special Event on Sat last June 15th.  Everything was done to perfection and over 2000 people fed with good tasty food in less than one hour.  It was a pleasure dealing with you and indeed all of your team on the day.  It made our preparation for the day so much easier to know we were dealing with such professional people.  I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to anyone considering a celebration of any kind. God Bless, Fr Tadgh
Fr Tadgh, Knocknarra Parish, Galway

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Donnelly’s of Barna is an old established licensed landmark, and now one of Galway’s finest seafood restaurant.  Located just a short journey from Galway City on the picturesque coastal route to Connemara, this charming bar & restaurant is synonymous with good food, tradition & the true spirit of Ireland. 
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