Castlegar is a village in Co Galway. It is located just outside Galway City, around 5km from the city centre. It extends from Lough Corrib across to Merlin Park by the old Galway-Dublin road. The annual Galway Races are held at Ballybrit Racecourse in Castlegar Parish. Located off the N17 Tuam Road, there are a number of castles in the area while other local amenities include a school, shops, pubs and take aways.