Connacht Hospitality Group renews partnership with Galway Races

Galway Daily life & style Connacht Hospitality Group renews partnership with Galway Races

The Connacht Hospitality Group is partnering with the Galway Races once again for the summer racing and fashion festival.

The CHG will be the title sponsor for the renowned Best Dressed competition on Ladies Day for the second year as a row, as well as keeping their long running sponsorship of Monday’s feature race.

The Galway Races Summer Festival is shaping up to be a massive event when crowds return to Ballybrit from July 31 – August 6.

Last year saw 120,000 people pass through the turnstiles at Ballybrit in the first year fully back since the pandemic, and massive crowds are expected once again in 2023.

Connacht Hospitality Group’s Marketing and Innovation Manager Eveanna Ryan spoke about the continued partnership, saying that it was fantastic to once again sponsor the Summer Races.

“We’re expecting plenty of thrills over the course of the seven days, and we’re looking forward to another fantastically fun few days in July and August.”

“It’s a continued pleasure for the Group to work with the team at Galway Races which showcases so much, from phenomenal racing to incredible fashion.”

She added that she’s also looking forward to their feature sponsorship race on the opening Monday of the Festival.

The Connacht Hotel (Q.R) Handicap will be the fourth race of the day on Monday, taking place at 6:40pm, the 15th year running in which the hotel has sponsored this race.

“The easy part was sponsoring the Galway Races in the first place – the hard part will be waiting for all the excitement to start in four months’ time!” Eveanna said.

Group General Manager, Wayne Neilon also commented that, “The Connacht Hotel has been sponsoring the QR Handicap for 15 years – and it’s a continued honor to do so.”

“The QR Handicap showcases some of the finest rising stars in horse racing, and we’re delighted to put our name behind it.”

“The race features those looking to make a name for themselves, something that our Group values – after all, it was founded by a trailblazing family who like to pioneer in brilliant ways,” Wayne added.

The Connacht Hospitality Group is the group behind popular hotels like The Connacht Hotel, Residence Hotel, and HYDE Hotel, while they also own An Púcán, 1520, and HYDE Bar.

The family-owned Group is run by the Fitzgerald family and company Director John Carmody, together with their leadership team.