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This St. Patrick’s Day, you owe it to yourself to book a stay at The Connacht Hotel.

We love this national holiday because it celebrates so much about why we love this country and what it represents. We’re here to help you maximise your enjoyment of the March 17 festival, and you’re welcome to extend your stay either side of that date.

After all, there is so much to savour and explore around Galway City. So, let’s dive in!


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Another month brings another list of fun, engaging, and memorable events taking place across Galway. February means we are edging towards Spring, but it also means lots more amazing get-togethers, events, and interesting family-friendly happenings. So, join us as we run through the latest edition of ‘What’s on in Galway’!


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The first month of the year means new beginnings and a chance to explore fresh adventures. As always, Galway is filled with possibilities in January, and we have you covered with our handy What’s on in Galway guide – so, let’s take a read!


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With the 12th month of the calendar year comes festive fun, holiday season charm, and lots of great new memories to be made. As usual, Galway is the place to be – and there are lots of events and activities to enjoy around the City of Tribes. So, join us for our What’s Happening in Galway December edition!


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Another month brings another list of fun, engaging, and memorable events taking place across Galway. November means we ready for those wintery vibes, but it also means lots more amazing get-togethers, concerts, and interesting family-friendly happenings. So, join us as we run through the latest edition of ‘What’s on in Galway’!


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The holiday season is the most magical time of the year, and Christmas in Galway is even doubly spectacular.

When the lights go up, the decorations twinkle, and the novelty Christmas jumpers appear, you just know it’s time to start decking the halls and rocking around the Christmas tree. But before that, make sure you explore the City of Tribes – after all, Christmas activities in Galway are plentiful.

So, join us on a virtual sleigh ride as we dash through this list. 


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Another month brings another list of fun, engaging, and memorable events taking place across Galway. October means we are well and truly into Autumn, but it also means lots more amazing get-togethers, concerts, and interesting family-friendly happenings. So, join us as we run through the latest edition of ‘What’s on in Galway’!


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It’s time for another edition of What’s on in Galway, and we have lots of fantastic events on the horizon for the month of September. Whether you’re planning some nightlife fun or a family day out, we have you covered with our guide. So. Let’s jump in!


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Let’s face it, it rains quite a bit in Galway – some 230 days per year in fact. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can have family fun when it rains in Galway. After all, a downpour shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the beauty and brilliance of our city.

So, grab your umbrella and splash through this list with us! 


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August brings more events, live entertainment, fantastic experiences, and a chance for visitors to live life like a local. So, join us as we dive into some of the highlights you can expect to enjoy around Galway across the month!


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Galway promises plenty of excitement, culture, entertainment, and more throughout July. With lots of enthralling events, get-togethers, and festival fun taking centre stage, it’s shaping up to be an unforgettable month! 


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With the summer well and truly upon us, it’s time to take a look at some of the events taking place in Galway throughout June. As usual, there will be so much to enjoy and engage in, whether it’s live sport, culture, or outdoor activities you’re looking for. So, join us as we bring you some of the highlights for June!


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With the summer well and truly upon us, it’s time to take a look at some of the events taking place in Galway throughout May. As usual, there will be so much to enjoy and engage in, whether it’s live sport, culture, or outdoor activities you’re looking for. So, join us as we bring you some of the highlights for May!


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April offers up more amazing events to engage with across Galway, and we’re really looking forward to the fun and excitement. From musical performances to family-friendly entertainment – and more – there is just so much to enjoy over the next few weeks. To make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the key highlights in this month’s ‘What’s on in Galway?’


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Easter 2023 is going to be eggshellent, and The Connacht Hotel wants all our visitors to have a cracking Easter family break in Galway.

Easter is a really fun time of year – and Galway is a fantastic place to make the most of it. If you’re looking for a magical, family-friendly experience, the City of Tribes is the place to discover it!


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There’s so much to see and do across Galway this March – and The Connacht Hotel has you covered with a comprehensive list of the highlights. Take a read below and see what you fancy – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!


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With 2023 in full swing, there has already been so much happening around Galway the last few weeks – and February will continue that trend. Join us as we dive into some of the social calendar highlights to come. You might want to mark some of these in your diary!


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Christmas isn’t the only thing to get excited about this December! Galway is full of activities and events happening across the city, here’s just a small sample of what we’re looking forward to.


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With the night's getting longer and the day's getting shorter, there's still plenty to keep you busy as the Winter sets in. With so much happening around Galway City & County, there’s always something to keep you entertained through the November.


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Spooky season is almost upon us, so now is the perfect time to get planning your family's mid-term break. There is no shortage of fun activities in Galway this Halloween, with all these events to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect entertainment for your little ones!


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Even as the evening’s start to set in earlier there’s still plenty to keep you busy. With so much happening around Galway City & County, there’s always something to keep you entertained through the Autumn. We’ve put together a list of some of the events we’re most excited about this October.


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The Baboró International Arts Festival for children is Ireland’s flagship festival devoted exclusively to children and families. The 26th annual Baboró festival returns this year from Friday October 14th to Sunday October 23rd.

This festival takes places across theatres, galleries, schools and communities across Galway city and county. This year the festival will occur over an extended time period of 10 days and will feature over 50 live events!

Baboró celebrates art in all its forms, through literature, theatre, music and dance. The full festival programme will be announced on the 6th of September, but in the meantime, here is a sneak peek of the fun to come!


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Just because the summer is over, it doesn’t mean the fun has to end! The festivities in Galway continue into September with the second meeting of the Galway races, the Galway International Oyster Festival and other activities around the city to enjoy.


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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!


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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!


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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.


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Looking to visit Galway this Easter break? We’ve found some of the best family Easter break activities happening around Galway for you can take part in. Make this an Easter to remember


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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. 


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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. 


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The green team in the Connacht Hotel are once again taking action to help empowers visitors to be able choose “Greener” hospitality. We are working with environmental charity “Hometree”, a registered charity that plants a native Irish trees, and for as little as 50 cent per night guests this summer can offset their carbon footprint.


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