The Connacht Hotel


The Connacht Hotel are delighted to be the Offical Headquarters for the Galway International Rally 2023.

The 2023 Galway International Rally, the traditional season opener for tarmac rallying in Ireland, will take place on February 4th & 5th. This will be the 45th running of the event since it began in 1971 and next year it will have the benefit of falling on the weekend of Irelands newest bank holiday weekend.

Galway International Rally 2023

Galway Motor Club are pleased to announce that Corrib Oil will once again be title sponsors for the rally. This very successful local business have been title sponsors since 2016 and the partnership has proved to be a very successful one for both sides. The rally headquarters for the 2023 rally will again be the Connacht Hotel on the Old Dublin Road, Galway.

Gary Leonard returns to the role as Clerk of the Course and the event will contain fifteen special stages over two days with centralised servicing. The Corrib Oil Galway International Rally will once again be the opening round of the 2023 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship and the second round of the Synergy Motorsports 2023 ITRC Historic Rally Championship.

Stay at The Connacht Hotel

Located only minutes from Galway City and the official office headquarters of the Galway International Rally 2023, The Connacht Hotel is the perfect stay for those looking to be at the heart of all things rally this February.

Guests who Book Direct on our website can save an additional €10 per night of their stay!

Dine in the Stylish Surroundings of Bar Solo

Bar Solo is renowned for its live entertainment, great food and music in one of the best hotel bars in Galway. Newly refurbished with an eclectic, elegant design we've created a warm and welcoming space for our guests.

Gift Vouchers

Treat that rally lover in your life to the perfect gift! A getaway to the Galway International Rally 2023 this February.

Our vouchers can be used in any of our hotels, bars and restaurants across Galway!

Stay on Eyre Square

If you would prefer to be closer to the centre of Galway city - you could consider our sister hotel HYDE Hotel (formerly The Forster Court Hotel), a 50 room hotel just off Eyre Square. With HYDE Bar on the ground floor you'll be spoilt for choice. 

The Latin Quarter

Or you could stay in the beating heart of The Latin Quarter in our other property Residence Hotel. Located on Galway's most famous thoroughfare - Quay St - you'll be surrounded with lots of restaurants and bars to make the weekend away that extra bit special. 

With our lively bar and restaurant 1520 on our ground floor you will be right in the thick of all the action.