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If you are planning an Summer Staycation in Galway we've put together a list of some of the Top Things to Do this Summer in Galway


As Ireland slowly reopens to an uncertain future we can be assured of one thing that family and spending quality time with loved ones will never be taken for granted again. Over the past few months we had to depend on technology to stay in touch as we all yearned for the days when we can pack up and explore the Irish countryside.


If you are planning an Easter Break in Galway we've put together a list of some of the Top Things to Do this Easter in Galway


We’ve asked our team here at the Connacht Hotel for their Top Choices for Things to Do and Family Activities in Galway, to help you plan the Best Family Hotel Break in Ireland. We've included some all-weather options so no matter hail, rain or sunshine - you can keep all the family entertained. 


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According to Mashed magazine. The very word "brunch," a portmanteau of the words breakfast and lunch, was reportedly first used in print in 1895 by British writer Guy Beringer. Beringer, a writer for Hunter's Weekly, wrote an article entitled "Brunch: A Plea," which made the case for a Sunday meal that was lighter than the typically heavy, traditional Sunday supper. ”Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” Beringer implored. ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” The popular periodical Punch picked up his article in 1896, and the idea began to spread, reaching American shores by the 1920s.


 


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It’s practically the same date every year and yet every year it sneaks up on us before we know it. If you forgot to call her or send a card last year or ordered a bunch of flowers just a couple of days too late then you have got some serious making up to do.

Even if you don’t fall into that category just think of all the stress you put her through in your teenage years; all the times she’s picked up the pieces when no one else could, given you advice that hadn’t even crossed your mind and done your laundry for you even when you’re a fully-fledged domesticated adult.

Mothers are amazing, there’s no denying that, but when faced with the lines of fluffy pink teddies, heart shaped candles and rose-scented bath sets that line Galway’s shop shelves year after year, the idea of Mother’s Day can be quite a nauseating one.

 


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Summer Holidays fly by, so let’s create some memories of days out and adventures with the family to last a lifetime. Family life is busy and demanding but just oh so rewarding when you get a chance to take a break and enjoy some quality family time together.
Reconnect and recharge those batteries with a summer break in Galway. We’ve got some great summer family packages with a wide choice of family rooms and self-catering apartments in Galway, along with onsite family dining, swimming pool and a well organised Kids-club – we’ve got your summer breaks covered!


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Baboró Highlights

September 24, 2019

Based in Galway on Ireland’s West Coast, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is Ireland’s flagship international arts festival devoted exclusively to children and families. In its 23rd year now the festival continues to go from strength to strength. Ahead of Galway 2020 kicking off next year the festival plays an integral role in fostering culture and an appreciation of the arts amongst the next generation in Galway.

 


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If you are planning a Midterm Break with all the Family this Halloween, we've put together a list of some of the family-friendly events taking place throughout Galway over the October Mid-term Break.  As proud sponsors of MACNAS -  YOUNG ENSEMBLE, the highlight for us has to be the annual Macnas Parade that takes to the streets on Sunday 27th October. Here's some of the highlights from previous years to give you a taste of what is to come. 


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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. 


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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.


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We stumbled upon this write up from Andrea Mara | Officemum.ie on her stay with us in The Connacht Hotel and even though it's been a while it's still very relevant if you are planning a short family trip to Galway. 

Andrea Mara is a a freelance writer, blogger, newly published author, and mum of three.  Office Mum is about being a parent, about juggling work and home, and mostly about being a human today, muddling through! 

 

Thanks again Andrea and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. 


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We were delighted to sponsor the feature race, The Connacht Hotel Handicap at The Galway Races on the opening day 29th July 2019. 


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Galway 2020

July 01, 2019

The signs are getting bigger as the day is drawing nearer. 2020 is the year long awaited by all to express Galway’s diverse and rich culture across Europe. This is a chance to highlights Galway’s features in a new light. A chance for artists to show their potential, musicians to demonstrate their talents and communities to come together.

No matter what kind of event you’re looking for in Galway, you’re bound to have an exciting time. Galway has such a diverse, yet traditional culture filled with creative, fun communities who are proud of where they’re from! Galway is proudly known as Ireland’s “Cultural Heart” due to its reputation for Irish culture music, art, dance and language traditions.

#Galway2020  


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As we celebrate our 50th year, we've compiled a list of 50 Reasons We Love Galway...


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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.

#Connacht50 #Connacht50Years 


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The Connacht Hotel, one of Galway’s longest established hotels, is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. Originally opened as the Galway Ryan Hotel in 1969 with almost 100 rooms, it was seen as a catalyst to the tourism industry in the city.

Mr Dermot Ryan, the Chairman of Ryan Tourist Holdings in 1969, is quoted as saying: “Our aim is to offer good food and first-class rooms with private bathroom suites at down to earth prices aiming at high occupancy spread over the whole year,” with the average price to stay in the hotel at that time just over a pound in old money.


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There is nothing better than the gift of time - and family time together is so important when day-to-day life and routine activities become so overwhelming. 

Make time well spent and plan some getaway breaks and adventures for 2019, to make the most of that special time together.  A Christmas Gift Voucher for the Connacht Hotelcan be used towards any hotel break, family getaway or dining in the hotel. 


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We are so excited about our new Christmas Video for the Connacht Hotel. A very special guest has arrived to add a touch of magic to Christmas here at the Connacht Hotel.


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Macnas the award-winning internationally acclaimed spectacle theatre company from Galway, led by Artistic Director Noeline Kavanagh have teamed up with The Connacht Hospitality Group in support of The Macnas Young Ensemble.

Macnas are known across the globe for their large-scale interactive, immersive spectacle events for audiences, communities and festivals, with their shows involving up to 300 participants with audiences of 50,000 people in attendance.

We are delighted to sponsor Macnas here in Galway and this year we got the opportunity to be part of the Halloween Parade, 'Out of the Wild Sky', on Sunday 28th October through the streets of Galway City.


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We are delighted to be a Platinum Friend of the Festival once again for the upcoming Galway International Arts Festival.

If you are planning a trip to Galway for the Galway International Arts Festival, from 16th - 29th July 2018, there are numerous events suitable for young and old.


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We’ve teamed up with MyKidsTime and asked them for their reccomendations for Things to Do in Galway for Familiesand they have come up with, not just a Top 10 but '11 Unusual Activities for Families to Enjoy in Galway'. 


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Summer Holidays fly by, so let’s create some memories of days out and adventures with the family to last a lifetime. Family life is busy and demanding but just oh so rewarding when you get a chance to take a break and enjoy some quality family time together.
Reconnect and recharge those batteries with a summer break in Galway. We’ve got some great summer family packages with a wide choice of family rooms and self-catering apartments in Galway, along with onsite family dining, swimming pool and a well organised Kids-club – we’ve got your summer breaks covered!

We’ve asked our team here at the Connacht Hotel for their Top 10 Choices for Family Activities in Galway, to help you plan the Best Family Hotel Break in Ireland this summer:


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Week 4 2018

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Week 45 2017

November 21, 2017


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.


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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.



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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.



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Week 22 2017

May 29, 2017

As we start into June and look forward to the summer ahead here is a quick look at whats happening this week in the Hotel and Galway



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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



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Week 17 2017

April 25, 2017

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



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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.



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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!



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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.



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Week 2 - 2017

January 16, 2017

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



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Week 1 - 2017

January 05, 2017

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



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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...



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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.



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Week 44

November 01, 2016

Hey guys, hope you all had a lovely long weekend. Here at The Connacht Hotel we take pride on being one of Galways best family friendly hotels.



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Week 43

October 24, 2016

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



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Week 42

October 18, 2016

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



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