The Connacht Hotel


Topic: Sport

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.


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. 


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.

There are few things more deliciously indulgent that an afternoon tea, and now your little ones can join in with the fun, too with our Family Afternoon Tea at the Connacht Hotel. This is a truly family-friendly afternoon tea  in relaxed surroundings with warm and attentive service. Perfect to mark a special occasion or to gather with friends and family.


Throughout at 2019 The Connacht Hotel have been celebrating its 50th anniversary as part of the Galway community. Throughout this time the hotel has become an industry leader, with much of its success equated to its loyal customers, its commitment to the local community and its strong teamwork. Similarly, Connacht Rugby has an unrivalled tradition of supporting the community, a devoted fan base, and teamwork at its core.  This shared value system is why the relationship between the Connacht Hotel and Connacht Rugby continues to be such a perfect partnership.


We are delighted to welcome back so many families, year after year here at the Connacht Hotel. Guests who have stayed with us over the last 50 years return again and again bringing their children and even their grandchildren back for their Summer Holidays in Galway.

Re-connect and bring the whole family together this Summer. We look forward to welcoming you & making lifelong memories!


Galway Daily spoke with our Guest Relations Manager, Louise Petite. 

Galway’s Connacht Hotel has been a stalwart part of the travel and tourism landscape in Galway for decades, and on its fiftieth anniversary is celebrating a lifetime of ensuring that families get the best possible experience in the west.

Lousie Pettit is the Guest Relations Manager at the Connacht Hotel with the best part of 20 years experience creating unforgettable holiday experiences there. She’s far from the longest serving person on the team however, with some members of staff who have worked there since the 70s and seen the hotel evolve many times.


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This week it’s more glamour for The A List listeners as Alan Murphy is giving away a race week fashionista treat and all in aid of a most worthy charity, Act for Meningitis. We have tickets to The Connacht Hotel Race Week Bubble & Brunch event to giveaway this week. Tune in from 3pm each day for a chance to win.


HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within Ireland. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews, and translating them to an official Recognition of Excellence.

The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence is not a ranking list but a group of outstanding accommodations chosen based on a strict set of criteria. In order to be considered, properties must meet the following criteria:
• At the time of judging, a winner is rated 8.00/10 or over with a minimum of 50 customer reviews certified by HotelsCombined.
• We couldn’t detect any major customer service problems, nor recurring or unresolved issues.


If you are looking for Easter Sunday Lunch on Galway for all the family. Join us in the Connacht Hotel, where family dining is our specialty.  Enjoy a menu bursting with local flavours, using local produce and suppliers in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring the whole family together, with options for group dining or larger parties available.

PRICE: €27.00 per person. Children Menus available.
BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: Contact us today to make a booking on 091 381200 or


The Connacht Hospitably group recently made a presentation of cheques to three very deserving charities in Galway. Throughout 2018 the group Sports and Social Club in the group ran a number of events to raise much needed funds for these causes. This year’s charities were Down Syndrome Ireland, Hand in Hand and Galway Hospice. 


Our Weekly Blog

February 08, 2019

Keep up to date with events and sports with our weekly blog from the Connacht Hotel. 


It’s getting to that time of year again, Valentines Day is only around the corner and we are feeling the love here in The Connacht Hotel. We have a romantic menu which will bring out the love this February 14th.  To begin we have a sharing platter with homemade smoked duck fillet, wild mushroom crostini, tarragon crème fraiche, smoked salmon roulade, tempura scampi and lots more.  For the main course we have a choice of Grilled 8oz Steak, Baked Fillet of Sea Bass, Baked Cornfed Chicken, and St Tolas Goats Cheese, Spinach and grilled tomato parcel. For dessert, we have delicious treats you’ll love as much as your date! This fantastic offer is for just €30pp so drop us a line on 091 381200 and book today!



Our Weekly Blog

February 01, 2019

Keep up to date with events and sports with our weekly blog from the Connacht Hotel. 

Reuseable Cups Connacht Hotel GalwayReusable Cups

We are a very environmentally conscious here in the Connacht Hotel, we have a Green Team consisting of staff members from every department in the Hotel aiming to make the company as green as possible. One of the very popular initiatives is our Reusable Cups. They are available to purchase in Bar Solo for the price of €5 with your first tea or coffee purchase completely free. Additionally, any time you use our or indeed any Reusable cup you get 50cent off your tea or coffee. It’s just one small step but every little helps. Pick up your cup the next time you visit The Connacht Hotel.


Our Weekly Blog

January 24, 2019

Keep up to date with events and sports with our weekly blog from the Connacht Hotel. 



As the new year new us buzz continues we at the Connacht Hotel are delighted to be able to share our new lunch menu with our customers. The menu which is available in Bar Solo daily is packed with a host of new delicious additions. There’s a mouth-watering French Onion Soup which is already proving very popular. The sandwich menu sees new items such as An Asian Beef Wrap and Teriyaki Salmon Wrap.

We have a number of delicious new salads like the Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad and the Spicy Beef Salad which can both be served as a main or starter. The main course menu has also had a shake-up with Confit of Duck with braised red cabbage, apple, cream potato, honey and thyme gravy one of my personal favourites. All of this and lots more with the usual great service and free parking here in The Connacht Hotel. 



Happy New Year

January 01, 2019


We are all trying to be good for the new year so nowhere better to kick off than Active 24 Fitness and Leisure. Members can enjoy full use of the gym 24 hours a day seven days a week. At Active 24 Fitness and Leisure, we endeavor to provide a wide range of classes for all our members. Our friendly and highly experienced team of instructors are committed to ensuring you set realistic and focussed goals that will help you stay motivated, and allow you to access the potential within. With classes such as pilates, spin, aqua-fit, 15-15-15 and boxercise to name but a few there’s something for everyone. After your workout, you can also enjoy our 20m pool, sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi.

We have lots of great offers like two months free on annual upfront payments or one month free on six month memberships. We are also offering €50 off all peak memberships. Call in or drop us a line for more information on 091 381 250.


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 5 2018

February 09, 2018

Week 3 2018

January 16, 2018

Week 2 2018

January 09, 2018

Week 1 2018

January 03, 2018

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.


Week 41 2017

November 01, 2017

Week 40 2017

October 24, 2017

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October 17, 2017

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October 03, 2017

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September 26, 2017

Week 36 2017

September 12, 2017

Week 35 2017

September 05, 2017

Week 34 2017

August 29, 2017

As the summer becomes a fond memory and the evenings shorten now is the perfect time to get back into good routines.


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 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


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 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 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 1 - 2017

January 05, 2017

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


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 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.