The Connacht Hotel


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


Engage 2019 is taking place in the Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway on Saturday 26th January, 2019 from 11am to 2pm and all are welcome.

  • Unsure of what study options to undertake?
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed and seeking new opportunities?
  • Interested in upskilling and changing careers?
  • Need some career advice?
  • If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then Engage ‘19 may be what you need.

By reviewing what you currently have by way of skills & interests, along with exploring learning pathways (study or work based), we can advise you of options that will help you achieve your goals.
Representatives from the following employment areas will attend Engage ‘19 to provide advice on career options in these sectors:

  • Medical Devices
  • Construction
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Business and Sales
  • Creative Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Apprenticeships
  • Healthcare
  • Social Impact field

Representatives from the Regional Skills Forum West, GMIT, GTI, Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) and NUI Galway will be available to discuss further education and support options for those who wish to return to further education and training.
Adult learners can also pre-book a 15 minute, one-to-one consultation with a Career Counsellor to review their personal work and education history and explore future study & career options.



Join us in our sister bar Hyde Bar and Gin Parlour for Galentines this Feb 13th.

“What’sGalentines Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!”
“Ladies celebrating ladies.”

Forget Valentine’s Day and celebrate your girls on Galentine’s Day, Wednesday 13th February.

Starting from 8pm, grab your bestest gals and pals to celebrate the best day of the year. Raise a toast with a glass of Bollinger Champagne, followed by a selection of fine wines with perfectly paired nibbles.
A little bit of midweek fun with goody bags, live music with DJ til late and a host of great prizes to be won.

TICKETS; €25.00 per person





The GAA season kicks off in earnest this weekend as Galway footballers host Cavan in Pearse Stadium on Sunday at 2:30pm.

Kevin Walsh’s side will be hoping for a good start as last year’s march to the final was instrumental in helping the team grow and ultimately reach the All Ireland semi-final. Galway were defeated by Roscommon in last weeks FBD league final and will have to improve on the 1-5 scored that day if they have any chance of collecting two points against Breffni men. Galway will be without the Corofin contingent while new Cavan manager Michael Graham is still involved with heroic club side Mullinalaghta who play Dr. Crokes on Ferb 16th. With Galway having to travel to Dublin, Monaghan, Mayo and Tyrone this year it will be essential to pick up as many points at home as possible.


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