Sports & Recreation

Supporting local teams and players - get to Galway for all the latest sporting action

Connacht Rugby

With Connacht Rugby's home ground "The Sportsground" just a few minutes walk from the hotel, Connacht Rugby plays a vital role in the sports community in Galway. We are delighted to be proud hospitality sponsor of Connacht Rugby.

The Greyhound Stadium

Located at The Sportsground, only a short walk from the hotel - A night at the dogs will ensure a night of fun and excitement and and is the perfect choice for an evening of fun, whether it be date night, a work night out or a hen or stag party. 


Galwegians is located only a matter of yards from the hotel and is one of Connacht and Galway's leading rugby clubs with an active community of over 700 players and members. We are proud to be hospitality sponsor of Galwegians Rugby Club.

Atlantic Way Sailing

Atlantic Way Sailing provides top quality overnight sleep aboard accommodation to sailors and non sailors alike. The yacht boasts four double ensuite berths with a separate skippers quarters which has independent access.

Galway United FC

Galway United football club has great loyal fan base (known as The Maroon Army) coming from around the city and county of Galway, also extending into south Mayo and north Clare. We are always supporting our team, and are proud partner of GUFC.

Galway Races

The summer festival is the highlight of the event calendar in Galway and throught the equine industry and takes place on the last week in July, Monday - Sunday. We are delighted to sponsor the feature race on the opening day of the festival "The Connacht QR Handicap".

Galway Golf Club

Located in the famous seaside resort of Salthill, Galway Golf Club offers the discerning visitor a Championship Standard 18 hole Parkland Course with spectacular views over Galway Bay, the Burren and Aran Islands and was Voted “Best Tournament Venue – Connacht” in 2014.

Rusheen Bay

Located on Rusheen Bay in Barna, only 5km from the city, this outdoor activity will help you make the most of Galways beautiful shoreline. Offering a range of water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding for lessons and rental.


Astrobay is an all weather sports facility, and located close by the hotel in the grounds of Liam Mellows GAA Club, Ballyloughane, Renmore. The facility is open to the general public 7 days a week until 10pm, with fantastic daily rates available for guests and groups staying at The Connacht Hotel.

Galway Bay Golf 

Superbly blending the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Wild Atlantic Way Coastline makes this course a true challenge for all handicap golfers. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned player, a warm welcome awaits you at the Galway Bay Golf Resort.

Athenry Golf Club

Only a short drive from the hotel in Palmerstown, Oranmore, The course is located just 5 minutes off the new M6 Dublin to Galway Motorway. "Athenry Golf Club" is a mixture of parkland and heathland built on a limestone base against the backdrop of a large forest giving excellent drainage and remaining playable all year round.

Oughterard Golf Club

Oughterard Golf Club is an 18 Hole parkland course, The club is located on the N59, the main Galway Clifden Road, approx 25 Kilometers from Galway City. A warm welcome awaits visitors. The course which is lined with mature native Irish trees, including Oak, Hazel and Birch.

Bearna Golf Club

Located at the gateway to Connemara in the Gaeltacht, with commanding views of Galway Bay, the Burren and the Aran Islands, this West of Ireland golf course is only five miles from Galway city. Built on 250 acres of Connemara moorland the course measures approximately 6900 yards with water coming into play at 13 holes.

Wild Atlantic Adventures

Providing "A truly unique and uplifing experience" Island Adventures, Traditional Sailing, Guided Walking & Custom Tours on the Wild Atlantic Way. Experience the thrill of sailing in a Galway Hooker or by Currach along the rugged connemara coastline while exploring the history that Galway has to offer.

Pure Skill Indoor Sports

Perfect for any kind of group celebration, Pure Skill Indoor Sports Activity is "the first of it's kind in the world." The facility spans over 25,000 sq feet and allows the participant to play up to 10 sporting challenges and compete against the group for points. Pre-booking is highly reccomended and participants must be over 8 years of age to play. Let the games begin!

Galway City Karting

Go karting is a fun activity for adults and kids alike in 20,000 sq ft of FUN. They can organise Go Karting race meetings for larger groups and arrive and drive for those that wish to turn up and race.