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Welcome to Lydon House Catering

Lydon House Catering was established in Galway in 1916 with the aim of providing the highest quality catering using only the finest, freshest ingredients from leading local suppliers.

With over 90 years of experience in the catering industry, our experienced team ensures that every detail is looked after and each event is planned with meticulous attention to detail.

We strive to meet all our clients’ needs and are available to advise on every aspect of the catering and planning of your event. Our unrivalled care, service and attention to detail ensures that every event runs smoothly and that you are free to relax and spend your time with friends, family or colleagues.

Our extensive knowledge & experience, along with our professional standards has helped us to become one of Ireland’s leading catering providers.

Although we are renowned for our long association with the Galway Races we also cater for other events:

  • Ballinrobe Races
  • Roscommon Races
  • Concerts
  • Corporate Events
  • Contract Catering
  • Weddings
  • Company BBQ’s
  • International Festivals
  • Trade Fairs
We are committed to excellence in everything we do. To achieve the highest standards in the quality of our products & services and to ensure client & customers satisfaction
Lydon House Catering's Mission Statement


In addition to the above we own & operate the following Restaurants:

donnellysLocated in Barna, Galway

franklinsLocated in Galway & Limerick


Our Team Includes:

John Sherry Company Chairman
Noel O’Grady Managing Director
Andrew Sherry  Financial Controller
Brian Rogers Director of Food Services
Fiona Glynn Director of Hospitality Administration
Una James HR Manager
Breda Grehan Office Manager
Barbara McDonnell Payroll Manager

Racing Festivals

The 2022 Galway Races (July Monday 25th July – Sunday 31st July,  September 5th & 6th, October 4th, 29th, 30th & 31st)

10 Race Meetings in Ballinrobe (April 8th, May 3rd, 30th & 31st , June 20th, July 18rd & 19th, August 8th & 22nd, September 9th )

9 Race Meetings in Roscommon (May 9th & 23rd, June 14th & 28th, July 5th,  August 2nd, 15th & 29th, September 26th)


Book Our Services

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

Looking For A Job

We will begin recruiting for the 2022 Galway Races in May.  Application Forms will be available then.  Please wait until 2022 application forms are available as older versions will not be considered.