Galwegians RFC

Proud Sponsor of our neighbourhood rugby teams

Galway United FC

Supporting our local soccer club

Connacht Rugby

Proud Hospitality Sponsors of Connacht Rugby for 3 years

SPORTS SPONSORS

Sport is an intrinsic part of life in the city of the tribes. Very few things can bond communities in the same way that sport does. Unforgettable times like Connacht Rugby’s historic Pro 12 victory and Galway’s amazing All Ireland hurling win in 2017.

We are delighted to support local teams at all levels across a diverse range of sports. We like to meet those behind the teams and find the best way to support the organisation be it, use of our twenty four hour gym, Active Fintess, the use of our purpose built meeting rooms, team meals in our restaurant or social media support as well as the all important financial contribution.


Maree Basketball Club

The Connacht Hotel are proud sponsors of Maree Basketball Club. The team are in the top tier of Irish Basketball after winning the Division One title for the second successive season in March 2017. We are proud to be main jersey sponsors of the Mens Team. The team who are based in Calasanctius College in Oranmore have underage teams all the way up from under 9 to the senior levels.

Connacht Rugby

We are delighted to have signed up to be a sponsor of Connacht Rugby for another three years. As the official accommodation partner of Connacht we have had a fantastic relationship with the 2016 Pro 14 Champions. The success of the Connacht Rugby team has been tremendous for the region as a whole  and we are delighted to be a small part of that success.

 

Connacht Hockey

The Connacht Hotel are proud sponsors of Connacht Hockey. The organisation has done sterling work to promote the game in the region and it continues to go from strength to strength. This is evident in the recent success of the interprovincial sides and the number of players from the region being recognised with call ups to the national squads at all age levels.

Galway United

While 2017 was a tough season on the field for Galway United in many ways it was a very positive one. We are big supporters of local sport here in the Connacht Hotel and were staunch supporters of Galway United throughout the season. We were delighted to host meetings and be accommodation partners for the season. We are looking forward to a more successful 2018 and a speedy return to top flight football.

Galwegians

Galwegians is one of Connacht and Ireland’s leading rugby clubs with an active community of over 700 players and members. The Mens Senior team play in division 1B of the All Ireland League, and the Womens side are amongst the leaders in Irish Women’s rugby. As our close neighbours on the Dublin Road here in Galway we are very happy to continue our sponsorship of this great club.

Mervue United

Mervue United are one of the most successful Junior Soccer Club in Ireland. From underage to Junior level they excel. The club is an integral part of the local community, with many of our staff both past and present staff members of the Connacht Hotel. We are proud sponsors of the club and look forward to continuing the relationship long into the future.

Local Events Sponsors

Galway is well known for it's creative and charitable events. Whether a parade, music festival or comedy show, Galway provides activites for any age and any interest. The Connacht Hotel is proud to do our part within our community to support local events all year round.

We see these events as not just fun activites, but community builders and lifetime experiences for our guests and fellow tribesmen, therefore, The Connacht Hotel takes pride in doing what we can to aid these local events that promote and maintain the fabulous spirit of Galway.


Music for Galway

Music for Galway is the unique and supreme platform for top quality international classical music performances in Galway and the West of Ireland. Since its foundation in 1981 it has consistently provided a diverse and stimulating season of concerts, from solo recitals to chamber music performances, operatic productions and orchestral galas. We are delighted to be able to contribute to this great organization.

Vodafone Comedy Carnival

The Vodafone Comedy Carnival continues to grow into one of Irelands top comedy festivals. With top national and international names attending year on year the festival is one of the highlights of the October Bank Holiday weekend. We are official accommodation partners of the festival and love hosting some of the talented acts here in the Connacht Hotel during the festival.

Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival – is a six day international film event held every July. They welcome a diversity of filmmaking from all around the world. They aim to embrace everyone from the occasional lover of stories who may visit a cinema once a month, film lovers’ who can’t wait to experience the hottest new arthouse cinema delight and film creators from across the spectrum of the cinema world. Here in the Connacht Hotel we use video content heavily in our social media and are passionate supporters of film makers, and the local movie industry.

Macnas

Macnas was founded in Galway in 1986 by Páraic Breathnach, Tom Conroy, Ollie Jennings and Pete Sammon. Since then, Macnas has established a reputation in Ireland and overseas for the energy and spectacle it brings to its unique performances. With its roots on the streets of Galway presenting parades and outdoor shows, Macnas then took its energy indoors to unusual venues such as disused garages, deserted warehouses and old cinemas. These shows were unashamedly aimed at a family audience and at making the theatrical experience exciting, inspiring and accessible. Over the years Macnas has refined this energy to create one of the most original voices in Irish theatre with a distinctive style that is highly visual, physical and inventive. The annual parade is an incredible sight and draws tens of thousands of visitors to the city center annually to enjoy the creativity and pageantry.

Galway International Arts Festival

The Galway International Arts Festival is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the country. With acts like The Coronas, Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra, Ladysmith Black Mumbasa and Wallis Bird in 2017 it was another terrific success. There is literally something for everyone in the two week festival which is held around the city in a variety of locations including the iconic Big Top. We are hospitality partners of the festival and we’re delighted to host many of the great acts during their trip to Galway