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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
Brian Rogers Director of Food Services
Fiona Glynn Director of Hospitality Administration
Breda Grehan Office Manager
Barbara McDonnell  Wages Manager
Andrew Sherry Financial Controller


Racing Festivals

The 2018 Galway Races (July/August Monday 30th July – Sunday 5th August,  September 17th & 18th, October 9th, 27th, 28th & 29th)

10 Race Meetings in Ballinrobe (April 13th, May 1st, 28th & 29th , June 26th, July 23rd & 24th, August 13th & 28th, September 21st )

9 Race Meetings in Roscommon (May 8th, June 11th & 12th, July 9th & 10th,  August 7th & 20th, September 3rd, October 1st )


Book Our Services

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

Looking For A Job

We will begin recruiting for the 2018 Galway Races in May.  Application Forms will be available then.  Please wait until 2018 application forms are available as older versions will not be considered.