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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.
Irish Talent: New Shorts Five Sat 14 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 These five short films take us from the rugged Northern coastline, through our rural heartland and onward to the metropolitan UK. This programme examines a range of themes, including love, loss and...
Irish Talent: New Shorts 6 (Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland World Premieres) Sat 14 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12:00 Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is proud to present the World Premiere of an exciting selection of new Irish short films funded under the agency’s...
Shaping Film Production in Ireland - the next 10 years FREE // 11.00p.m. - 12.00p.m. // Saturday July 14th // Festival Club (Galway Rowing Club) Panels, discussions and events Chaired by Páidí Ó Lionáird (TG4), a thought-provoking look inside the sector and what can...
Tongue Cutters Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 12:00 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETSFLEADH FAMILIES “A disarmingly charming doc about some of Norway’s surprisingly independent youth.” — WF Hidden between a row of fishermen gutting fish, standing on a floor full...
The Sounding Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 3 / 12:30 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETS#RESIST “A gentle protest against social conformity and a treat for literary viewers.” — WF On a remote island off the coast of Maine, Liv, having never spoken, begins to weave a...
Short Film Retrospective : Programme Two Thur 12 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...
Virus Tropical Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 13:45 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETSANIMATION “Fans of Persepolis will enjoy this intricate, line-art animated, graphic novel adaptation.” — WF Born in a not-so-conventional family, Paola grows up between Ecuador...
Damsel Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 14:00 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETS “An unexpected deadpan comedy from the directors of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, which starts out as one kind of movie and then becomes something else.” — New York Post It’s the age of...
Five Red Roses - one for every syllable of your name Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 15:45 Tickets €6.50 BUY TICKETS “A love letter to an Irish Women’s Lib pioneer.” — WF Máirín deBurca has lived a life shaped, but never governed, by external events. A key element of...
This Weekend Will Change Your Life Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 16:15 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETSUK FOCUS “A darkly comic glamping psychodrama from the director of Mad to be Normal.” — WF A group of urbanites are seduced by a brochure offering change,...
World Shorts: Programme Three Sat 14 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 Careful...
Northern Wind Vent du Nord Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 3 / 17:00 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETS “A heartfelt and wry debut work.” — WF Hervé’s factory has been relocated abroad. He’s the only worker ready to accept it’s closing because he has other plans – to...
The Gospel According to André Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 17:30 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETS “In The Gospel According to André, a star isn’t born. He gives birth to himself, through sheer force of will.” — The Washington Post André Leon Talley has been a...
Meet the Festivals Panel Sat 14 July / Rowing Club / 17:30 Every year the Fleadh welcomes a host of talented organisers and programmers from across the world’s leading international film festivals. This year we will open the discussion to the public with our Meet the...
Killing God Matar A Dios Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 3 / 18:45 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETSFLEADH FUNNIES “A shrewd, minimalist dark comedy.” — WF Carlos and his wife Ana invite Carlos’ brother and father to spend the holidays with them at an isolated house...
A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 18:30 Tickets €10 Concession €9 BUY TICKETSNORTHERN EXPOSURE “An examination of how conflict transformation has affected the lives of people in Northern Ireland, now coming to terms with a new normal.”...
Metal Heart Sat 14 July / Town Hall Theatre / 18:00 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETS “Jordanne Jones is a nimble headliner, and Moe Dunford continues to display impressive range, in this coming-of-age tale for Gen Z-ers.” — WF Fraternal twin sisters Emma and...
Don’t Go Sat 14 July / Town Hall Theatre / 20:15 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETSGALWAY ON FILM “David Gleeson brings a Stephen King vibe to Spiddal in this gorgeously shot mystery/drama.” — WF Ben and Hazel are a married couple who have recently lost their...
Daha More Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 2 / 19:30 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETSFRAMING BORDERS “An unapologetically cynical coming-of-age tale, traversing the grey areas of morality and circumstance.” — WF Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast...
Standing Up Sat 14 July / Pálás Screen 1 / 20:45 Tickets €11 Concession €10 BUY TICKETSFLEADH FUNNIES “A hilarious documentary that has universal resonance for anyone who has ever attempted to pursue a creative goal.” — WF Three unlikely aspiring comedians risk...