The Connacht Hotel


Topic: Connacht Rugby

Galway is alive with fantastic events as we enter the Summer season. Sports fans can keep busy throughout the month as the Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship hosts three matches. Fans of theatre will have a week to soak up all the phenomenal theatrical talent as the Galway Theatre Festival returns. Galwegians and visitors alike will never be short of entertainment as singers, comedians and poets alike fill the month up with fantastic shows, nobody will be short for choice!


Both Galway natives and visitors to the city will be kept busy throughout the month of April with the spectacular array of events happening within the city both Easter themed and not.

Whether you are looking for sport, music, theatre or even a bit of magic, Galway is filled with events to suit everyone this month.


What's on in Galway this March? Galway is filled with events to suit everyone this month. 

From St Patrick’s day celebrations & comedy shows to rugby matches, there’s something for everyone. 


What's on in Galway this February? Planning your upcoming stay in Galway and wondering what’s happening around the city? We've got you covered.

Galway will be alive with events, there's something to suit everyone. From concerts, comedy shows, rugby matches to the international rally, there’s something for even the pickiest traveller. 


There are few things more deliciously indulgent that an afternoon tea, and now your little ones can join in with the fun, too with our Family Afternoon Tea at the Connacht Hotel. This is a truly family-friendly afternoon tea  in relaxed surroundings with warm and attentive service. Perfect to mark a special occasion or to gather with friends and family.


Throughout at 2019 The Connacht Hotel have been celebrating its 50th anniversary as part of the Galway community. Throughout this time the hotel has become an industry leader, with much of its success equated to its loyal customers, its commitment to the local community and its strong teamwork. Similarly, Connacht Rugby has an unrivalled tradition of supporting the community, a devoted fan base, and teamwork at its core.  This shared value system is why the relationship between the Connacht Hotel and Connacht Rugby continues to be such a perfect partnership.


We are delighted to welcome back so many families, year after year here at the Connacht Hotel. Guests who have stayed with us over the last 50 years return again and again bringing their children and even their grandchildren back for their Summer Holidays in Galway.

Re-connect and bring the whole family together this Summer. We look forward to welcoming you & making lifelong memories!


Galway Daily spoke with our Guest Relations Manager, Louise Petite. 

Galway’s Connacht Hotel has been a stalwart part of the travel and tourism landscape in Galway for decades, and on its fiftieth anniversary is celebrating a lifetime of ensuring that families get the best possible experience in the west.

Lousie Pettit is the Guest Relations Manager at the Connacht Hotel with the best part of 20 years experience creating unforgettable holiday experiences there. She’s far from the longest serving person on the team however, with some members of staff who have worked there since the 70s and seen the hotel evolve many times.


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This week it’s more glamour for The A List listeners as Alan Murphy is giving away a race week fashionista treat and all in aid of a most worthy charity, Act for Meningitis. We have tickets to The Connacht Hotel Race Week Bubble & Brunch event to giveaway this week. Tune in from 3pm each day for a chance to win.


HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within Ireland. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews, and translating them to an official Recognition of Excellence.

The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence is not a ranking list but a group of outstanding accommodations chosen based on a strict set of criteria. In order to be considered, properties must meet the following criteria:
• At the time of judging, a winner is rated 8.00/10 or over with a minimum of 50 customer reviews certified by HotelsCombined.
• We couldn’t detect any major customer service problems, nor recurring or unresolved issues.


If you are looking for Easter Sunday Lunch on Galway for all the family. Join us in the Connacht Hotel, where family dining is our specialty.  Enjoy a menu bursting with local flavours, using local produce and suppliers in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring the whole family together, with options for group dining or larger parties available.

PRICE: €27.00 per person. Children Menus available.
BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: Contact us today to make a booking on 091 381200 or


The Connacht Hospitably group recently made a presentation of cheques to three very deserving charities in Galway. Throughout 2018 the group Sports and Social Club in the group ran a number of events to raise much needed funds for these causes. This year’s charities were Down Syndrome Ireland, Hand in Hand and Galway Hospice. 


Our Weekly Blog

February 08, 2019

Keep up to date with events and sports with our weekly blog from the Connacht Hotel. 


It’s getting to that time of year again, Valentines Day is only around the corner and we are feeling the love here in The Connacht Hotel. We have a romantic menu which will bring out the love this February 14th.  To begin we have a sharing platter with homemade smoked duck fillet, wild mushroom crostini, tarragon crème fraiche, smoked salmon roulade, tempura scampi and lots more.  For the main course we have a choice of Grilled 8oz Steak, Baked Fillet of Sea Bass, Baked Cornfed Chicken, and St Tolas Goats Cheese, Spinach and grilled tomato parcel. For dessert, we have delicious treats you’ll love as much as your date! This fantastic offer is for just €30pp so drop us a line on 091 381200 and book today!



Our Weekly Blog

February 01, 2019

Keep up to date with events and sports with our weekly blog from the Connacht Hotel. 

Reuseable Cups Connacht Hotel GalwayReusable Cups

We are a very environmentally conscious here in the Connacht Hotel, we have a Green Team consisting of staff members from every department in the Hotel aiming to make the company as green as possible. One of the very popular initiatives is our Reusable Cups. They are available to purchase in Bar Solo for the price of €5 with your first tea or coffee purchase completely free. Additionally, any time you use our or indeed any Reusable cup you get 50cent off your tea or coffee. It’s just one small step but every little helps. Pick up your cup the next time you visit The Connacht Hotel.


Our Weekly Blog

January 24, 2019

Keep up to date with events and sports with our weekly blog from the Connacht Hotel. 



As the new year new us buzz continues we at the Connacht Hotel are delighted to be able to share our new lunch menu with our customers. The menu which is available in Bar Solo daily is packed with a host of new delicious additions. There’s a mouth-watering French Onion Soup which is already proving very popular. The sandwich menu sees new items such as An Asian Beef Wrap and Teriyaki Salmon Wrap.

We have a number of delicious new salads like the Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad and the Spicy Beef Salad which can both be served as a main or starter. The main course menu has also had a shake-up with Confit of Duck with braised red cabbage, apple, cream potato, honey and thyme gravy one of my personal favourites. All of this and lots more with the usual great service and free parking here in The Connacht Hotel. 



Happy New Year

January 01, 2019


We are all trying to be good for the new year so nowhere better to kick off than Active 24 Fitness and Leisure. Members can enjoy full use of the gym 24 hours a day seven days a week. At Active 24 Fitness and Leisure, we endeavor to provide a wide range of classes for all our members. Our friendly and highly experienced team of instructors are committed to ensuring you set realistic and focussed goals that will help you stay motivated, and allow you to access the potential within. With classes such as pilates, spin, aqua-fit, 15-15-15 and boxercise to name but a few there’s something for everyone. After your workout, you can also enjoy our 20m pool, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi.

We have lots of great offers like two months free on annual upfront payments or one month free on six month memberships. We are also offering €50 off all peak memberships. Call in or drop us a line for more information on 091 381 250.


Week 6 2018

February 15, 2018

Week 4 2018

January 25, 2018

Week 3 2018

January 16, 2018

Week 2 2018

January 09, 2018

Week 1 2018

January 03, 2018

Week 44 2017

November 21, 2017

Christmas Special

November 14, 2017

Lets be realistic we all know that Galway is one of the nest cities in the world to spend time in, but at Christmas it’s particularly special. Here at the Connacht Hospitality group we have come up with a list of our favourite things about Galway during the festive season.


Week 41 2017

November 01, 2017

Week 35 2017

September 05, 2017

Week 34 2017

August 29, 2017

As the summer becomes a fond memory and the evenings shorten now is the perfect time to get back into good routines.


Week 18 2017

May 02, 2017

Well its back to normal after another lovely long weekend, at least we have lots of sun today to help get us through Tuesday. So much happening in Galway at the moment.


Week 13- 2017

March 27, 2017

I can’t believe its almost the last week of March already, hopefully the weather is a bit better in April.


Week 12- 2017

March 22, 2017

Welcome back from The Connacht. Read more to see how you can win tickets, taste the best gin in Ireland, and witness a rivalry match-up!


Week 7 - 2017

February 16, 2017

Passed the half way mark of February, with Midterm just around the corner there is so much going on at the hotel...


Week 4 - 2017

January 25, 2017

January is absoluletly flying by, how are your resolutions working out? Everybody seems to be countng down to pay day, except the lucky person that won the EuroMillions of course.


Week 3 - 2017

January 18, 2017

Welcome to the Connacht Hotel blog, we have survived Blue Monday and are looking forward to anther busy week here in the hotel


Week 2 - 2017

January 16, 2017

Week 2 of The January Blues - we've got something to cheer you up...


Week 1 - 2017

January 05, 2017

Happy new year guys, hope everybody had a great Christmas.


Week 50

December 15, 2016

With Christmas day fast approaching, preparations and parties are afoot. We are also coming together with An Púcán to do one of the biggest giveaways yet.


Week 49

December 08, 2016

The festive season is in full swing this week at the hotel but our spirits were dampened by the news from Connacht Rugby this week...


Week 48

November 30, 2016

Sleighbells ring - are ya listenin' - in the air, snow is glistenin'....


Week 47

November 22, 2016

As usual we have lots of meetings and events in the hotel this week. One that might be of particular interest to jobseekers is Goodman Medical.


Week 43

October 24, 2016

As October draws to a close, we look forward to the Halloween festivities that the season brings.


Week 42

October 18, 2016

As we enter the third week of October it’s another busy one here in the Connacht Hotel.


Week 41

October 10, 2016

As we enter the second week of October it’s another busy one here in the Connacht Hotel.


Week 40

October 03, 2016

Welcome to October and our first of a new weekly blog. This month promises to be very busy in the hotel as usual with lots going on. Each week in this blog we will be looking at events of interest both in the hotel and in Galway city.