The Connacht Hotel


Topic: Events

This summer in Galway is set to be a fantastic and fun-filled one with lots of entertainment and events lined up. With so much to see and do, there’s sure to be something for everyone!


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.


Looking to visit Galway this Easter break? We’ve found some of the best family Easter break activities happening around Galway for you can take part in. Make this an Easter to remember


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. 


The green team in the Connacht Hotel are once again taking action to help empowers visitors to be able choose “Greener” hospitality. We are working with environmental charity “Hometree”, a registered charity that plants a native Irish trees, and for as little as 50 cent per night guests this summer can offset their carbon footprint.


In ainneoin na ndúshlán a bhí roimh thionscadal turasóireachta na Gaillimhe in 2020, tá cuideachta amháin i nGaillimh atá meáite ar theacht slán, beag beann ar gach rud atá ina coinne. Tá teacht aniar agus neart á léiriú ag Grúpa Fáilteachais Chonnacht sa tréimhse dhúshlánach seo. Is gnólacht teaghlaigh é an Grúpa atá lonnaithe i gCathair na Gaillimhe agus ba iad buaiteoirí Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh in 2018.


Simon Community

September 25, 2020

Simon Community

For the past four years, Galway Simon Community’s annual Sleep Out has made a significant impact on homelessness prevention services throughout the county. Sadly, the event cannot take place as we know it this year, but whether you spend the night in our back gardens or bed down on the living room floor, the most important thing is that we continue to come together in solidarity to help raise desperately needed funds and awareness in support of those facing homelessness.


The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival – Seafood Trail

Since 1954 the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival celebrates a timeless, unchanging Irish tradition and treasure, and the ongoing pleasure given by those little heroes in a half shell and 2020 is no different.


Mid-Term Family Activities

September 03, 2020

Mid-Term Family Activities

If you're looking for a safe, fun place for wound-up children to get out of the house and burn off some energy, this midterm then we have the answer for you. Join us in The Connacht Hotel one of Galway’s most loved family friendly hotels. We have everything that you need for a family break away here in the hotel and Galway has lost to see and do this midterm where kids can belt around to their heart's content without breaking anything, and come home wiped out. If it's a soft day and you're looking for somewhere to shelter indoors with the kids, check this list of rainy day play options in Galway. Not all activities are suitable for all ages, so be sure to request something that fits your family when booking.


Self-catering Apartments

September 02, 2020

Apartments at The Connacht Hotel

As people continue to explore this beautiful country of our they are looking for new twists on accommodation options. Here at the Connacht Hotel we have a host of room types including our very popular Apartments which are ideal for corporate leisure or even students who are experiencing a very different academic term for the semester ahead.

Missed Moments in 2020

September 01, 2020

Missed Moments in 2020? Claim them back...

That’s tough on those who celebrated special birthdays, anniversaries or family events this year. However here at the Connacht Hotel its not too late to celebrate those missed moments.

If one thing come’s out of Covid19 it is a new found appreciation for this stunning little island of ours.

Check out social media any day and you are inundated with the most amazing photos from all over the country, amazing cliffs, beautiful beaches and gorgeous greenery. It’s challenging not to be able to head off to the sun but an Irish staycation is much more than a consolation prize.

Galway Arts Festival

August 06, 2020

Galway is known as the City of the festivals and as the Galway Races have just complete their festival behind closed doors the Galway International Arts Festival have just announced a reimagined festival for the Autumn.

The team behind the arts festival are as creative as you’ll get so it was almost to be expected that somehow they would deliver and extraordinary ensemble of online and offline offerings to once again stun the culture vultures of the city.

2020 promises to be an incredible year in Irelands cultural heart on the Western seaboard. The European City of Culture title has been embraced with exuberance by locals, with the programme that is in place there is truly something for everyone. 


Anyone else feeling a bit sad after the last three brilliant weeks of festivities in Galway, it almost feels like we are on the run in to the C word already. Fear not Galway is the county of festivals and there is no shortage of fantastic events on the horizon. From next Monday August 12th Galway Pride kicks off with a week long schedule of events. From panel discussions in Irish, Mental Health Events, Comedy Nights and of course the Pride Parade there’s something for everyone in this years Galway’s Community Pride Festival.


Week 14 2018

April 10, 2018

We hope that you are enjoying your Easter Holidays if are lucky enough to be off. It’s a busy time here in the Connacht Hotel with lots of families enjoying the faciltiies here in the hotel. We had two very special guests here this week, Connacht Rugby kindly brought in the Six Nations trophy and the Triple Crown.


Week 6 2018

February 15, 2018

Week 4 2018

January 25, 2018

Week 3 2018

January 16, 2018

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 40 2017

October 24, 2017

Week 39 2017

October 17, 2017

Week 38 2017

October 03, 2017

Week 37 2017

September 26, 2017

Week 36 2017

September 12, 2017

Week 35 2017

September 05, 2017

Week 31 2017

August 01, 2017

It’s finally here, the week we have all been waiting for, if you are going racing the best of luck, we hope you have a few wins.


Week 30 2017

July 25, 2017

Hey everyone! Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather. This is such an amazing Arts festival this year, the crowds are incredible again this time around.


Week 29 2017

July 18, 2017

Hey everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, this is such an amazing time of the year in Galway. We are in peak festival season and the sun is shining, every now and again.


Week 27 2017

July 04, 2017

Happy July everybody, it's hard to believe how fast this year is going, no bigger sign of that than the fact that we are only four weeks away from the highlight of the Galway summer, the Galway Races. Speaking of which;


Week 26 2017

June 27, 2017

We are right in the middle of summer season now and its all go here in the Connacht Hotel.


Week 25 2017

June 20, 2017

Here at The Connacht Hotel we are looking forward to the summer of 2017 with events happening all around Ireland.


Week 23 2017

June 05, 2017

Here at The Connacht Hotel we are looking forward to the summer of 2017 as we launch our brand new Summer BBQ Menu. Head Chef Eddy Guragano and his team have created a mouth watering menu to delighted fans of outdoor dining.


Week 21 2017

May 24, 2017

As we race through May and look forward to the summer ahead here is a quick look at whats happening this week in the Hotel and Galway


Week 19 2017

May 09, 2017

Hope you are all enjoying the amazing weather of the past few days, there is really nowhere nicer than Galway in the sun.


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 17 2017

April 25, 2017

Food, football and philanthropy. There is something for everyone to participate in this week in Galway!


Week 16 2017

April 18, 2017

Hey hope your are all enjoying the Easter holidays, it’s been a very busy one here in the Connacht Hotel.


Week 15 2017

April 11, 2017

Place to go, people to meet...its all happening in Galway this week.


Week 14 2017

April 04, 2017

As we move into the second quarter of the year things are heating up, hopefully its not our "summer" this weekend...


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 11- 2017

March 15, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick’s week everybody, we always love the feast of the partron Saint but especially when it falls on a Friday.


Week 10 - 2017

March 06, 2017

What a wild weekend that was, we nearly got washed away at the Connacht v Zebre game Friday night, hopfully the weather picks up for St Patrick’s weekend. Its been the usual busy week here in the Connacht Hotel.


Week 9 - 2017

February 28, 2017

2 months down, its March already. Here at the hotel we definately have a spring in our step.


Week 8 - 2017

February 23, 2017

I can’t believe February is almost over already. Its been a fantastic start to the year in the hotel with so many meetings and events taking place here. This week is no different with so much happening;


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 6 - 2017

February 06, 2017

Week two of February and love is certainly in the air. With lots of sport headed our way there is so much going on at the hotel...


Week 5 - 2017

February 03, 2017

Hey guys, we’ve finally made it to February the month of love, be it Valentine's Day, the Six Nations or the Champions League.


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 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 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 45

November 08, 2016

We are delighted this week to be hosting a fantastic information for Psoriasis sufferers in one of our many meeting rooms this week.


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.