Sunday 5th August - Monday 6th August
Omey Races 2018 (horse racing on the beach) on Omey Strand. The 2018 Races will take place on either Sunday 05 August or Monday 06 August.
The Omey Races take place over the "Ireland August Bank Holiday" weekend. In 2018 the National Holiday is observed on Monday 06 August 2018. The offical date for 2018 has not been announced. Organisers are evaluating tide times and confirmation from the Midland Horse and Pony Committee. As soon as confirmation is received from the organisers this event on ConnemaraIreland.com will be updated.Omey is a tidal island located near Claddaghduff, a few miles from Clifden, in the western edge of Connemara. There is a route across the sand to the island and, at high tide, the water is deep enough to cover a car. To help in the last moments before the water becomes too deep, there are conventional street signs to indicate the highest route. The start time depends on the tide but usually around 11.30 and, of course, the finish time also depends on the tide. For up to date information see the Omey Races Facebook Page.
Event DetailsStart: Sunday 5th August
End: Monday 6th August
Event OrganizerOrganizer: Omey Races
Event VenueVenue: Claddaghduff Connemara
Claddaghduff, Galway Ireland