THE Association of Irish Racecourses is delighted to share some more wonderful sponsorship news from one of our member racecourses. Galway has announced a sponsorship deal with Bathshack, and here’s all you need to know.

Planning is well underway for the welcome return of Ireland’s largest horse racing festival, the Galway Races, which takes place from Monday July 25th to Sunday 31st July. This is one action packed week and this week the racecourse announced a new sponsor to their race week programme, Bathshack, Britain and Ireland’s top bathroom retailer.

The company has signed a two-year deal to sponsor the fourth race on Saturday July 30th. This is a €17,000 maiden for three-year-olds and up. Commenting on the new sponsorship, chief executive of Galway, Michael Moloney, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Bathshack onboard for the summer festival. They have a thriving online business, six showrooms here in Ireland, and are expanding further. The Galway Races presents great opportunities for sponsors to engage with a large audience, and we look forward to working with the team at Bathshack to make their sponsorship a great success”.


Lorraine Kelly, marketing and ecommerce manager at Bathshack, said: “With further plans for expansion within Ireland this year, we are delighted to be able to increase our brand awareness through such a great sponsorship. We are delighted to sponsor at the Galway races in 2022 and 2023.”

Bathshack are one of Britain and Ireland’s largest bathroom and tile suppliers. Their extensive catalogue features a range of products including baths, showers, bathroom suites, tiles, flooring, heating, lighting and much more! It is a family-run business, with six stores across the island of Ireland.

Choosing what will go into your bathroom can be a daunting task. Whether an entire make-over, or quick revamp, Bathshack’s showroom team are there to assist you in finding the perfect products for your space. They also offer a beautiful bespoke hand-crafted range of Josef Martin furniture.

This provides the customer with unique individual bathroom pieces. If you can dream up a vanity unit for your bathroom, then Josef Martin can manufacture it. It is an amazing journey allowing the customer to take their ideas from paper and watch them come to life. This can involve anything from selecting different sizes, colours, counter tops to adding different style basins and unit handles.

Along with this, they have extended their range of stunning decorative lighting which can be found on display in all of their showrooms. What are you waiting for? You can either visit Bathshack in store or online today at

Summer highlight

Widely regarded as the highlight of the summer season in Ireland, Galway looks forward to welcoming its racegoers back to Ballybrit for an amazing week that offers its guests great horse racing, entertainment, fashion, reunions with friends and family, and an electric, fun atmosphere that continues to draw people from all over the world.

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Another positive news story for Irish racing is the BoyleSports Irish Grand National weekend at Fairyhouse. Best of luck to all the team there and safe passage to all the runners and riders over the Easter weekend from all at the Association of Irish Racecourses.