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.
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 24 Fitness, 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. 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.
We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of Connacht Rugby. As the official accommodation partner of Connacht Rugby, we have had a fantastic relationship with the 2016 Pro 12 Champions. It is always great to see the players avail of our facilities here in Active 24 Fitness. 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.
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.
While 2018 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 the accommodation partner of the club. As the hotel focus' on family stays we are delighted to work with a family club like Galway United
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 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 - Young Ensemble
The Young Ensemble is open to those aged between 15 and 19, and provides workshops in Commedia Dell’Arte, mask work, ensemble performance, and physical expression. It currently has 45 members. Workshops are free of charge and run throughout the entire year on a weekly basis. Founded in 2009, it is a core part of Macnas and has presented its own stand-alone productions, and is under the tutelage of Macnas performance director, Miquel Barcelo.
Our partnership will allow Macnas to develop a "world-class dynamic performance ensemble and drumming troupe" for Galway city and county; help deliver Young Ensemble and drumming events locally, nationally, and internationally; and support Macnas to engage with communities, enabling young people access to free, high quality, large-scale, cultural performances and activities.
“We at the Connacht Hospitality Group, are delighted to be able to support a company as exciting and passionate as Macnas," said Wayne Neilon, group general manager. "As a group we have always been huge supporters of the local community through sports, festivals, and local charities. We are very excited to be able to extend this support to the arts. We believe in the message Macnas delivers and as a business, we recognise the value the arts has brought to our city, particularly as we build up to Galway 2020.
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