The Connacht Hotel


Topic: Festival Fun

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.


Published in Galway Daily; 4th August 2019

Race week is always a crazy time for the hospitality industry in Galway as visitors pack hotels, bars, and restaurants throughout the city for the world famed celebrations.
It was a particularly busy week for the Connacht Hospitality Group which has put on a week of incredible events that shine a spotlight on everything that makes Race week so well know; high fashion, fun guests, and good craic for all.

The Connacht Hospitality Group is a growing family business in Galway that comprises three hotels, Galway’s long running Connacht Hotel, home to the 24/7 Active Fitness Centre; the recently Forster Court Hotel; and the stylish boutique Residence Hotel on Quay street.


Published by MICHEÁL Ó MAOILEOIN in the Galway Daily  on 27th July 2018

As the Galway International Arts Festival winds down, we begin preparing for one of the biggest weeks of the year with the Galway Races.

And among the festivities this year is a very special event “Bubbles & Brunch at the Galway Races” in aid of local charity ACT for Meningitis, hosted by the Connacht Hotel.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 1 August, supported by a number of Galway businesses including Catwalk Model Agency, local milliners Suzie Mahony Design, Emily Jean Design and Standún, with special guest appearances.


Week 4 2018

January 25, 2018

Week 45 2017

November 21, 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 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 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 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 2 - 2017

January 16, 2017

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


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 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 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.


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.