Sports & Recreation

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

The Connacht Hotel


Connacht Rugby

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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.

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The Greyhound Stadium

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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. 


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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.

Galway United FC

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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

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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".

Rusheen Bay

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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.


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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 

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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.

Oughterard Golf Club

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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.

Pure Skill Indoor Sports

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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

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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.

Galway Walking Festival, 2021

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Galway Tour Guides Association in partnership with Galway City Council will host the first ever walking festival in the city this July. This walking festival will see 16 tour guides telling stories on 25 walks, from Coole Park in Gort through the streets of Galway City and onto the Western Lakes Geo Park. The festival runs from the 9th to the 25th of July and there are over 25 walks organised.