Security to be top priority during Galway Races

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Increased security measures have been taken to ensure public safety during this years Galway Races, from Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August, following a review of safety procedures with the relevant authorities.

There will be more extensive, bag and physical search procedures for all patrons and staff at all racecourse entrances and there will be a stronger Garda presence throughout the racecourse.

An official statement warned that backpacks and large bags will not be allowed into the racecourse this year and only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (29.7cm x 21cm) will be permitted to the racecourse and may be subject to search procedures.

There will also be no bag storage facilities in or around the racecourse.

It has also been noted that it is inevitable that access to the racecourse this year will take longer than normal and the Galway Races is asking for understanding, patience and cooperation with its security personnel.