The Connacht Hotel


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.

Galway International Arts Festival

Galway International Arts Festival has just launched its largest, and most ambitious programme to date to mark its 40th Festival. The programme includes new opera and theatre, including four world premieres, Live at the Absolut Big Top, First Thought discusses Power, extraordinary visual art and street spectacle, and a special 40th Festival commission. Artists and companies from Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Iceland, UK, USA, Sierra Leone, South Korea, South Africa, Syria and The Netherlands join forces with artists from Ireland to create what promises to be an unforgettable Festival of Extraordinary Experiences this July in Galway. We are delighted to be sponsors of this years festival.


One of the most exciting events coming to Galway in the next few weeks is Mojocon. RTÉ Mojocon is a leading international media conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology all in one event. After two successful years in Dublin, RTÉ Mojocon is coming to Galway city. From Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th May, the leading international conference on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology. A whole host of top international speakers will be on hand to educate the attendees.

Farewell Pat

Pat Lam oversaw his last competitive game as Connacht Coach in the Sportsground last weekend. While the scoreline was dissapointing her can certainly look back on his time in the venue with incredible satisfaction. Building on some excellent work from his predecessors the New Zealander brought Connacht Rugby to unpreceedented hights. However its not just his on field heroics that Pat will be remembered for, his community spirit and willingness to engage with the local organisations and groups was a make of his tenure. His leadership qualities will leave a very strong legacy in the Sportsground and around the West of Ireland. He will be truly missed by all of the staff and team here in The Connacht Hotel

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