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.
The Connacht Hotel, formerly The Galway Ryan Hotel celebrates 50 Years in 2019
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.
The Connacht Hotel, formerly The Galway Ryan Hotel to celebrate 50 Years in 2019
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.
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 Hotel can be used towards any hotel break, family getaway or dining in the hotel.
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.
Parades, Parties and Plenty of Spooktacular Events this Halloween in Galway
If you are planning a Midterm Break with all the Family, we've put together a list of some of the family-friendly events taking place throughout Galway. 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 28th October. Here's some of the highlights from last year to give you a taste of what is to come.
We've teamed up with MyKidsTime for their top recommendations in Galway.
We’ve teamed up with MyKidsTime and asked them for their reccomendations for Things to Do in Galway for Families and they have come up with, not just a Top 10 but '11 Unusual Activities for Families to Enjoy in Galway'.
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:
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.
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.