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The Connacht Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway City Centre. The hotel has a great advantage of extensive free parking and a regular bus route close by the hotel entrance with direct access to the city centre and business parks.
Due to its prime location, The Connacht Hotel is the accommodation choice for many people who visit Galway, for business and pleasure. Within close proximity to the city centre, tourist attractions, hospitals and Galway’s largest corporate business parks and industrial estates.
The Connacht Hotel has recently launched a new lunch menu and its spacious and comfortable restaurant is ideal for groups of any size. Bar Solo is a popular bar with locals and residents alike serving a top selection of drinks including an extensive cocktail menu. Active Fitness the leisure centre in the Connacht Hotel is Galway’s only 24 hour gym. In addition to the gym itself Active has a fantastic swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room for guests.
Undoubtedly one of the best music and comedy venues in the country, we bring established talent to the city while also providing a stage for emerging artists. With a great atmosphere, wonderful staff, and a real commitment and passion to music and comedy, it’s one of the best places to see the best national and international acts around.
Róisín Dubh has long been the home of comedy in Galway. Many great acts including Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus & Rich Hall, list it as being one of their top 10 venues in the world.
For over 12 years, Strange Brew has been running on Thursday nights. One of Ireland’s longest running club nights, it has been instrumental in providing a stage to the more alternative spectrum of artists that would not have a platform to play otherwise in a town where most venues prefer to take an easier, blander approach to live music. Many of the most successful alternative acts in Ireland today, such as Two Door Cinema Club, Villagers, Le Galaxie, Delorentos, Jape & And So I Watch You From Afar, all started out playing free shows at Strange Brew in Roisin Dubh on Thursday.
Roisin Dubh is one of the most Popular Late Bar in Town – for good reason.
Hyde Bar and Gin Parlour Restaurant/Drinks Parlour
An ultimate dining experience like no other!
is an exciting addition to the Galway social scene. After conducting extensive research we have created a venue unlike any other in the city. Hyde is elegant stylish and refined, just like the customers we are here to serve. Outstanding service is our core value.
The best form of marketing is word of mouth and we intend to deliver a product that speaks for itself, from a genuinely and heartfelt welcome when you enter this building, right through your dining or drinking experience.
We are about wines with personality – wines that can be enjoyed any time with or without food.
It is important for us to stock wines that are about value for money, meeting certain prices; if that means sourcing wines direct from winemakers and producers – that’s what we do. Our range has developed over the last 10 years, additions to our range reflecting both traditional and innovative producers.
Stocking a large and varied selection of drinks at the bar, from little known craft beers to rare and vintage whiskey’s and scotch we are positive there is something for everyone at Tigh Neachtains. And if you're looking for something special we also stock our own home brewed beers which we hope you will love as much as we do. To learn more about our beers click here.
Here at Tigh Neachtains we are always getting involved with something, we love supporting local cultural festivals and groups. We are big advocates for arts and music and we live to celebrate the wonderful offerings from some of the best home grown talent there is! View our up-coming events here.
We are an award winning pub and a well-known traditional music venue, just off Eyre Square, where you can find a session every day of the week. The ideal place to visit if you want that authentic traditional Irish bar.
Well known for its excellent food and selection of drinks, An Púcán boasts it’s own whiskey a collaboration with Teeling Whiskeys amongst its selection of over 210 whiskeys and its very own Gin, called Eglinton Gin. The venue has one of the most impressive outdoor areas of any bar in the country, known locally as The Garden, this area has quickly become the place to be seen in Galway.
A late night venue at the weekend with great live bands, it’s one of the most popular places to watch sport with ten tv’s including two large screens it’s the place to follow your favourite team.
This trendy craft beer bar is one of the best places to get in early and hang out with your mates. There’s a trunk full of board games to break out across the tables, and the massive craft beer selection on tap is always changing, featuring breweries from across the world.
They've got a bar food/nibbles menu which which pairs perfectly with a cold pint of craft beer! They also have your pub standards like Heineken, and spirits.
For a seriously cool and friendly pub with an upbeat, youthful vibe, Caribou should be your go-to.
Boasting an unrivalled location overlooking Eyre Square, the fabulous Gaslight Bar & Brasserie at Hotel Meyrick offers the perfect solution for Lunch, Dinner or light bites before or after screenings. Visit their website.
With its vibrant atmosphere; cool, comfortable vibe; abundance of natural light and views out over Eyre Square to watch the world go by, it’s your perfect base for this year’s Film Fleadh
Enjoy honest, delicious food options, paired with an expertly chosen wine list and an innovative cocktail menu.
Enjoy Lunch options from €7.95 for our Daily Soup & Sandwich Special, or 2 course Evening Meal from €23.00 per person. Or indulge yourself and enjoy our limited edition Cocktail Afternoon tea :€25.00 per person. Available from 1p.m. - 6p.m. daily.
The Gaslight opens daily from 10.30am till late. Contact 091 564041 to book.
Located on the corner of Eglinton & Mary Street offers the very best in upscale casual dining with dishes that are expertly prepared and presented simply in a buzzing, yet relaxed atmosphere. Serving the best sea-food dishes created from the freshest fish, top quality locally-sourced steaks, vegetarian dishes crafted from the finest local seasonal produce, every taste tells a story at Brasserie on the Corner. Menus have been carefully created by award winning head chef, Joe Flaherty using the best quality ingredients from local producers such as Renvyle Mussels, Gannet’s Fishmongers & McGeough’s Butchers. This is food with a sense of place from Galway’s great natural larder.
The restaurant also offers an extensive drinks menus with over 40 wines from boutique vineyards around the world, mouth watering cocktails and whiskies.
Brasserie on the Corner opens daily from 11am until 10pm
We’ve put a lot of love and effort into creating McGinn’s and we really hope you get to enjoy the fruits of our hard work. The reclaimed interior and our wood fired pizza oven took a lot of graft but it has all paid off.
We had a blast on opening night and every night since… come and see something just a little bit different right in the heart of Galway city. We think you’ll love it!
We’ve got whiskeys, gins, craft beers and more. We have 19 draught taps to quench that mighty thirst of yours. We are loving McGinn’s cocktails too so get on down and try some for yourself.
McGinn’s is most proud of its Wood Fired Pizzas. But don’t be fooled – we got a lot more than that. We have Granny McGinn’s famous brekkie every morning as well as tasty lunches and wood fired snacks all day.
We have a really cool reclaimed interior with furnishings from just about every corner of the globe. We’ve got the pizzas, the beers, the cocktails, the sports and more… all we need now is you!
Fresh, locally inspired daily menus bursting with flavour served in a beautiful setting overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir
Step back in time and join us in Corrib House Tearooms for breakfast, lunch, teas and coffee. The beautifully restored Georgian Townhouse is the perfect place to unwind and relax overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir . Corrib House opened its doors to the public in October 2011 and has steadily become a favorite hangout of both locals and tourists alike.
The emphasis here is on fresh, simple and local dishes at reasonable prices. The daily changing menu reflects this with everything made in house each morning. Corrib House serve a selection of breakfast options from 9.30-12am and lunch is available from 12:15 to 3 with an ever changing selection of delicious cakes and treats laid out on our front counter until 5pm daily, such as sponge cake with fresh cream and jam, carrot cake with a lime mascapone icing, caramelized almond squares, gluten free brownies to name just a few.
We are passionate about our coffee and are the only cafe in Galway to carry the distinctive Fixx coffee blend. All beans are ethically sourced from coffee farms dedicated to natural methods of cultivation and quality. All waiting staff undergo professional barista training.
Gemelle’s is a cosy family run restaurant in the heart of the Latin Quarter of Ireland’s favourite city, Galway.
Paulie Donnellan, the owner and head chef of Gemelle’s is a local Galway businessman who opened his first restaurant in Middle Street. To celebrate the birth of his twin daughters Paulie moved to Quay Street in 1998 and renamed the restaurant Gemelle’s – Italian for twins. With his son Dylan and the twins, Amie and Sarah, Paulie has ensured that the restaurant stays run by the family, bringing a personal touch to everything done in the restaurant.
Born and reared in Galway, Paulie has seen many changes in the city, however, community spirit has always loomed large in his business ethics. Paulie has vowed to support small local businesses in the food and drink industry.
He sources his product from Galway based suppliers as well as small family run businesses from all over the country. Having been recently refurbished the restaurant brings a mix of old and new school to the table. With an extensive ‘Wine on Tap Menu’ and a range of craft beers Gemelle’s caters for everyone.
Gemelle’s never fails to disappoint on value, every night of the week, making sure that enjoyment is at a maximum.
The Handsome lads have had Galway drooling for burgers from the moment they stepped out on the market scene, and now they’re here to stay.
They started with just a grille and a marquee, and now they’ve graduated to a proper kitchen with a big burger-hungry following. Find them at their recently opened restaurant on Dominick Street.
Their menu is small, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have an easy time deciding. The original Handsome special steals hearts with sticky fried onions, special sauce, homemade pickles and a juicy local beef patty, perfectly paired with homemade potato salad or chips fried in beef drippings. And their veggie Bhaji Burger is popular with vegetarians and burger-lovers alike for its Indian-style goodness. That’s only a taste!
Properly sound, locally sourced and always delicious.
Short Film Panel Fri 13 July / Rowing Club / 16:30 Dedicated to emerging and established filmmakers, we will discuss everything from festivals to funders. Panellists include Jacopo Chessa of Torino Short Film Market and Christine Morrow, new and emerging talent...
Irish Talent: New Shorts Three Fri 13 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 In our third programme of live-action shorts we explore the parallels of problems in a variety of settings: modern times to troubled pasts, urban and rural, natural and supernatural. Featuring...
Of Love and Law Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 12:00 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETS#RESIST “The fascinating and off-beat cases lend this documentary the appeal of a drama written by David Kelly or Robert & Michelle King.” — WF Fumi and Kazu are partners in...
Poisoning Paradise Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 12:00 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETS#RESIST “Provides startling insight into the depth of apathy of the GMO industry.” — WF Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of native Hawaiians, whose communities are...
Old Boys Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 3 / 12:30 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETSUK FOCUS “A fun coming-of-age drama re-imagining Cyrano de Bergerac in an English boarding school.” — WF At all-boys boarding school Caldermount, if you’re not on the sports field,...
Short Film Retrospective : Programme One Fri 13 July / Black Gate Cultural Centre / 1pm - 6pm Short Film Retrospective, 30 Years of Winning. To celebrate our 30th anniversary and three decades of exhibiting shorts, we are delighted to be screening some of our...
The Pigeon Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 13:30 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETS “A beautiful art-house debut.” — WF Only on the roof of his parents’ house above the alleys of a slum in Adana with his beloved pigeons, can Yusuf find peace. Finding a foothold in...
One Million American Dreams Fri 13 July / Town Hall Theatre / 13:45 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETS “A humanistic exposé of a scandal in plain sight.” — WF Less than 16 miles from central Manhattan lies Hart Island, a 101-acre cemetery and the final resting...
Styx Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 14:15 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETSFRAMING BORDERS “A lean and gripping realisation of the forced helplessness one feels in the face of humanitarian crisis.” — WF Rike embodies a typically Western model of happiness and...
Irish Talent: New Shorts Four Fri 13 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12:00 This selection of seven shorts ranges from modern drama and comedy to films celebrating the cinematic convergence of individual art forms. This programme features student film and work from more...
Shelter Me Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 15:00 Tickets €6.50 BUY TICKETS “A fly-on-the-wall doc that brings you inside the Apollo House charitable mission on Christmas, 2016.” — WF As the homeless problem in Ireland went unnoticed by those in power, the homeless,...
RBG Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 16:30 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETS#RESIST “I left the theatre informed, inspired, and eager to go to sleep at a normal hour.” — The New Yorker U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has created a breathtaking legal legacy for...
Funny Cow Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 3 / 17:00 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETSUK FOCUS “Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuit.” — The Guardian Funny Cow charts...
Around Here Fri 13 July / Town Hall Theatre / 16:00 Tickets €12 Concessions €11 BUY TICKETS “An auspicious debut that is at once both a timeless portrait of rural Irish youth and evocative of a changing psyche.” — WF Life in a small rural Irish community is a...
World Shorts: Programme Two Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 3 / 15:00 A new programme of the best in short filmmaking from across the world. This programme of Irish premieres features a selection of documentary, live-action and animated films. BUY TICKETSSHORTS Snow for...
For Vagina’s Sake Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 16:45 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETS#RESIST “A cultural, historical and humorous contextualisation of menstruation and the industry that’s been built around it.” — WF Women eat, sleep, and bleed. This bleeding...
Madeline’s Madeline Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 18:45 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETS “Featuring a star-making turn from newcomer Helena Howard, Josephine Decker’s film deconstructs the very nature of a closed work of art.” — Village Voice Madeline is...
A Deal With the Universe Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 3 / 19:30 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETSOUT ON FILM “An incredible story, tenderly and intimately told.” — WF In 2010, former BFI Flare programmer Jason Barker took to the stage sporting a rather impressive...
I, Dolours Fri 13 July / Town Hall Theatre / 18:00 Tickets €12 Concession €11 BUY TICKETSNORTHERN EXPOSURE I, Dolours presents one woman’s story of life and death in the IRA, for whom the Good Friday Agreement brought no peace of mind. A member of a crack, secret IRA...
Gutland Fri 13 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 18:30 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETSFRAMING BORDERS “An assured debut that seduces you with a rural mystery rolled out at a leisurely clip and offers our first glimpse of the astonishing Vicky Krieps since her turn in...