GLEG - Gaillaimh le Gaeilge Awards - Connacht Hospitality Group

Gaillimh le Gaeilge Award-Bilingual Business Award


Video featuring our team members; Corporate Sales & Marketing Manager Emma Dillon-Leetch, Receptionist Sussanna Hernon, Guest Relations Manager Louise Pettit, Maintenance Assistant Michael Glynn and Senior Food & Beverage Manager Hugh Boyle.

This year we introduced a new Irish reading section in our Library area at reception, to complement our Irish Reading library in Friendly Fellows Kids Club. We designed badges of honour for each business to promote on their ads, that we are supporting Galway as a bilingual city, and we have a beautiful mural in the lobby of the hotel to welcome guests, which reads: “Bíonn siúlach scéalach; he who travels has many tales.” This compliments the work that we have incorporated over the past 4 years from our welcome signs, to our menus, from in room information to hotel brochures.

Thanks to everyone who supports our promotion of the Irish language throughout the group. We have been announced as overall winners of the 2018 Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh! The awards were set up to reward and recognize businesses that promote Irish. This is something that we have been working on at The Connacht Hotel for the past 4 years and rolled it out across the group this year.
Emma Dillon-Leetch – Sales & Marketing Manager