The Connacht Hotel


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;

beat of the feet GalwayThe Galway Races

The iconic and popular 148th Galway Races Summer Festival was officially launched today Monday 3rd July in the Marker Hotel Dublin. The seven-day horse racing festival takes place at the end of the month, Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th August, which last year, attracted 150,000 people. With fifty-two races over the seven days, each day now offers a minimum prize fund of €100,000 for the feature race. The overall prize fund has been increased by €123,000 on last year’s festival. Irelands’ leading owners, trainers and jockeys will all travel West in great hope of taking home a share of the prize money which has been increased to a record breaking two million euro!

We are looking forward to sponsoring the €100,000 Connacht Hotel Riders Handicap again this year.

Charity Lip Sync battle
Business woman of the year

If you are looking for a fun night out while supporting a great cause then check out a Charity Lip Sync Battle this Friday in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital. The event is in association with Drive4Charity 2017.

Lip Sync battles have become very popular in recent times and this is the first big one to be help in Galway. Tickets are €10 and are available on the door of The Loft in Seven Bridge Street.

connacht final
Galway Women's Football Club

The footballers of Galway will be hoping to repeat the success of their hurling conuterparts this Sunday when the face Roscommon in a repeat of last years provencial decider. Galway go into the match favourites to repeat last years success but Roscommon will be confident after recording an impressive 2-23 in the semi final. Let’s just hope the weather is better in Pearse Stadium this Sunday than the conditions were 12 months ago.

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