The Connacht Hotel


We're delighted to celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year. 1969 - 2019.

As part of our continued celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Connacht Hotel, we commissioned a video to celebrate a number of our longest serving staff members. One of the fundamental elements that this hotel is built on is that it’s “The People that make the Place!”. The friendly atmosphere which we pride ourselves on here in The Connacht Hotel is down to our team and how they engage with each other and our customers.

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We are lucky to have so many wonderful staff some of which feature in this video who have been with us for many years. With 239 years of experience amongst these 7 stalwarts, the experience and knowledge that they pass onto colleagues is invaluable. It is relatively rare in the service industry to have this level of longevity amongst staff members this is one of the reasons that we are celebrating the landmark.

The 50th Anniversary celebrations is a whole year of looking back at the past fifty years of hospitality with old photography and video. We have been collecting stories from the long-serving team as you can see in this video. We have also been sent some charming fond memories from our customers and will celebrate this milestone with several further celebrations throughout the year.


Do you have memories of summer holidays or celebrations? 

Iconic in the minds of Galway people and a popular holiday favourite for generations. To help celebrate fifty years we would love your memories of this iconic venue. So many people have worked, celebrated, stayed or just visited and The Connacht Hotel (Formerly The Galway Ryan Hotel) and we are looking for your story. Feel free to send on your memories.




50 Anniversary Connacht Hotel- The Galway Ryan Hotel

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