The Connacht Hotel


Welcome to October and our first of a new weekly blog. This month promises to be very busy in the hotel as usual with lots going on. Each week in this blog we will be looking at events of interest both in the hotel and in Galway city.

Sunday Lunch

Here at The Connacht Hotel we have just launched our new Sunday Lunch service in The Ryan Room; our recently renamed and renovated function room. As you may know, the original name of this hotel was The Galway Ryan and the new name is a hat tip to the history of the building. Sunday lunch is served from 12pm until 4pm, with traditional roasts and freshly baked desserts being amongst the highlights on the menu. This is proving to be a popular so booking is recommended call 091 381200 to confirm your place.


The members of Active Fitness have a tough weekend ahead. For the past few months around 40 hardy souls have been put through their paces for Hell & Back in Sligo. Hell & Back is Ireland’s toughest mental & physical endurance challenge and is the country’s largest and most popular obstacle course run. The organisers convert stunning private farm estates into adventure playgrounds, where participants must complete a 10-15KM trail route crossing rivers and lakes, climbing hills and mountains and crawling through bogs and swamps. Best of luck to all of our members taking part.


We all know that Galway loves a good festival and this weekend is no exception. The Galway Jazz Festival is in its 11th year and once again has a fantastic line up. The event which lasts three days, will feature some 30 performances, 12 venues and almost 80 musicians. The festival covers everything from JS Back to England’s top ECM recording artists, taking place in the Galway Cathedral, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. 



After finally getting a win under their belts last weekend Connacht Rugby face a very tough test against Ulster this Friday night at the Sportsground, kickoff is 7:35pm. Tickets available from Connact Rugby website.

Another local team with a very tough fixture this weekend is Galway United who take on Cork City Saturday evening with a 7pm kick off.

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