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This is a unique collaboration between two of the West’s most popular hotels and after everything that we have endure its most certainly time to book a visit to the beautiful west coast.

As we look forward to creating new memories and reconnecting with loved ones, after a long year and with some light on the horizon. Two of the West of Ireland’s best hotels have joined forces to create an unforgettable Autumn getaway to the West of Ireland for the great escapers. Enjoy 2 nights in Galway City in The Connacht Hotel and 2 nights in Mayo in Breaffy House Resort.

The package includes all transfers, breakfast, and dinner each day and discounts to some of the best activities the West of Ireland have to offer. This Autumn with this fully organised 4-night package to take all the stress out of travelling.


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The Travel & Hospitality Award winners have been released and The Connacht Hotel is proud to announce that it has been awarded Family Friendly Hotel of the Year in the 2021 European Travel Awards programme.

While this year has been the toughest the travel industry has ever faced, the judges endeavoured to recognise those who deserve praise and to promote the hard work of tenacious travel businesses. Recipients of Travel & Hospitality awards in 2021 were scrupulously selected based on the aggregation of reviews from multiple third-party sources. Selected by a panel of experts who analyse submission material, review customer feedback and compare the facilities of each entrant.


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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.


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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.


If you are planning a 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.


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.


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Week 6 2018

February 15, 2018


Week 5 2018

February 09, 2018


Week 4 2018

January 25, 2018


Week 7, 2018

January 23, 2018

When it comes to booking hotel rooms, experienced travellers know that the best way to save money is by booking direct. Here at the Connacht Hotel, booking direct is always the way to go. Our January offer, gives you the option to book now for January and pay later with your saving of 15% on the best available rate. 


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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.


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Week 41 2017

November 01, 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 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.



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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.



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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;



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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.



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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.



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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 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 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...



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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



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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 48

November 30, 2016

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



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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.



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