The Galway Races, there’s nothing quite like it. Everyone has been, and if you haven’t, clear your weekend schedule ASAP. The festival started this Monday 29 July and will run until this Sunday 4 August.

Part of Galway’s charm is its inclusivity – the array of people it draws – from the young bucks suited and booted to the ladies sporting head pieces and the auld lads shrewdly studying form.