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The Connacht Hospitality Group is a growing family business based in Galway City, comprised of three hotels, three bars, a golf resort, gym and luxury rental property.

The Connacht Hospitality Group

The Connacht Hospitality Group is run by the Fitzgerald family from Clarinbridge, with the support of fellow company director John Carmody and their experienced leadership team.

The group comprises of The Connacht Hotel, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. HYDE Hotel, a stylish hotel located in the heart of Galway City. The Residence, a boutique style hotel located on Quay Street and three licensed premises; the award-winning An Púcán located on Forster Street, 1520 Bar located in Galway’s Latin Quarter and the chic HYDE Bar on Forster Street. The Connacht hospitality Group also operate a 24-hour gym and leisure centre Active 24 Fitness & Leisure and late 2019 saw the welcome addition of the Galway Bay Golf Resort to the portfolio.


The Connacht Hotel

The Connacht Hotel, the group’s flagship hotel which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019.


HYDE Hotel

HYDE Hotel, a stylish, 69-bedroom hotel located in the heart of Galway City.


Residence Hotel

Residence Hotel, a 20-bedroom boutique style hotel located on Quay Street



Hyde Bar & Gin Parlour at The Forster Court Hotel - part of The Connacht Hospitality Group


HYDE Bar is an exciting addition to the Galway social scene. HYDE is elegant, stylish and refined, just like the customers we serve.


An Pucan Garden - Connacht Hospitality Group Galway City

An Púcán

An Púcán is first & foremost a genuine, great craic, proud to be Irish Bar. Located on the corner of Eyre Square in the heart of Galway.



M.Fitzgerald’s Bar is a traditional, Irish Pub with great food, great music and craic. Located on Quay Street, in the heart of the Latin Quarter.



WYLDE is our very own high-end coffee shop and deli, located just around the corner from HYDE Hotel


galway-hotel-24-hour-gym - The Connacht Hospitality Group - Active 24 Fitness

Active 24 Fitness

Active 24 Fitness & Leisure Centre was Galway’s first 24-hour gym where members can enjoy full use of the gym all day and all night.


Galway Bay Golf Resort, Golf Course near Galway City, Golf course near Shannon Ariport

Galway Bay Golf Resort

Galway Bay Golf Resort is regarded as among the very best golf courses in Ireland.


Galway Hooker Brewery

A pioneer of the modern craft beer movement, famous for its innovation and quality, Galway Hooker is one of Ireland’s leading breweries.


Luxury Galway Rentals

St. Helens is a beautifully appointed home, designed to delight the senses. Nestled within a prestigious location in Galway City


Our Team

Our leadership team is a talented group of creative individuals interested in quality hospitality, friendly customer service and creating unique experiences. Get to know us and what we can do for you!

Peter Fitzgerald

CEO & Joint Shareholder

Peter brings 30 years’ experience in Construction, Business & Hospitality. He sets the direction for the company and works closely with the Leadership Team to drive performance and achieve results.

Paul Fitzgerald

Director & Joint Shareholder

Paul brings the same blend and wealth of experience across a variety of industries. He displays his skills and experience very effectively through his design and completion of projects for Connacht Hospitality Group.

John Carmody

Director, Group Facilities & Risk Management

John has over 40 years’ experience in Construction & Hospitality industries. His in-depth knowledge of our facilities and operations proves invaluable to the leadership team across all businesses.

Wayne Neilon

Group Operations Director

Wayne has 30 years’ experience in the Hospitality Industry and joined the Connacht Hospitality Group in February 2017.

Jacqueline O’ Dowd

Group Human Resources Manager

Jacqueline has extensive professional experience in Human Resources over the last 20 years.

Brian Lynch

Group Finance Director

Brian is with the group since December 2017 and has over 13 years’ experience in senior finance roles within the Hospitality Sector.

Sarah Comer

Group Commercial Manager

Sarah has a BA (Hons) Degree in Hotel Management and a Diploma in Revenue Management from Cornell University, and has been with the Connacht Hospitality Group for the last 15 years.

Eveanna Ryan

Group Marketing & Innovation Manager

Eveanna brings with her over 20 years’ experience within the hospitality and tourism industry working in both nationally and internationally.

Conor Moloney

Group Operations Manager

Conor joined the Leadership Team in 2023 after successfully holding a number of General Manager positions. He brings over 15 years’ experience in hotels, bars, and restaurants on both sides of the Atlantic.



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