November 01, 2016

Hey guys, hope you all had a lovely long weekend. Here at The Connacht Hotel we take pride on being one of Galways best family friendly hotels.

midterm break

With the midterm holidays upon us, our kids' club Friendly Fellows is in full swing. The children are having so much fun with our Halloween themed activities. Dance classes and competitions are proving extremely popular, the Macarena, Chicken Dance and Thiller remain popular. Balloon relay races and mini talent shows are just some of the other activities on the agenda.



Fashion Trail 

Galway is just recovering from another hugely successful Comedy Carnival and stunning Macnas Parade but as we all know, the next event is only around the corner. Galway Now Magazine presents the third Galway Fashion Trail  this Saturday 5th November. Winter fashion will be showcased like never before in Galway as the style mecca of the West stages a unique Fashion Trail with Galway’s top designers. The Fashion Trail will see Galway city’s leading retailers host sequential fashion shows in their stores. Each retailer will include the collection of one Galway-based designer as part of their mini fashion show. Between 11am and 5pm, fashionistas will be treated to the very best of what’s on offer in Galway’s stylish outlets as they join this unique Fashion Trail. See more on facebook here.



2016 sees the 14th year of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts. TULCA launches The Headless City curated by Daniel Jewesbury at The TULCA Festival Gallery, Fairgreen Rd, at 6pm Friday 4th of November. Join us as we celebrate this year’s fantastic programme –  opened by Grainne Hassett, Architect and Senior Lecturer in SAUL, the School of Architecture at the University of Limerick. Artists’ projects are selected through invitation and through a national and international open call for proposals. Exhibitions take place in both gallery and non-gallery spaces, featuring projects and events across urban and regional contexts. A programme of talks, workshops and events accompanies the exhibitions and provides further opportunities for audiences to engage. 



After a disappointing visit to the capital, Connacht Rugby hope to get back to winning ways away to Newport Gwent Dragons this Friday evening. It’ll be a tough game but Pat Lam’s men will be anxious to get a result during the International Test Fixtures. Closer to home Glaweigans face Ballynahinch in the AIL Div 1B this weekend, so best of luck to our close neighbours in that one.

In other sports news in the city the Galway Masters Basketball Association will this weekend host an International Masters tournament in Galway City. Over a few short years it has become one of the premier Masters Basketball Tournaments in Europe. In this the 6th year, the Galway Masters are hosting 33 teams (men’s 40s & 50s and women’s 40s) with games played over the two days of our tournament. This year the tournament hosts teams from Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia & USA.

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