Celebrate your Graduation in Galway
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Celebrate your Graduation in Galway

Hooray, you made it! All that work has finally paid off, so let your hair down and celebrate your graduation Galway-style. It’s time to put away the school books and bring your friends and family out to one of Galway’s many restaurants and bars to mark your special day with a celebratory graduation dinner.

Congratulations on your graduation! Now, all that’s left to do is to read on to discover some of Galway’s best spots for graduation parties and get booking..


Make your graduation a day one to remember by booking yourself and your family into the opulent Hyde Bar & Gin Parlour. They are all about getting together over heavenly cocktails and glasses of bubbly so why not indulge in a lavish dinner to celebrate the occasion? The perfect venue for celebrating every special occasion, this amazing team can cater to all groups no matter how big or small. Whether you are after something simple or spectacular, Hyde Bar will work their magic to design a set menu specific for your group so you get to enjoy a truly unforgettable graduation party.
Forster St, East Village / book your table by calling 091 564 111

The Connacht Hotel

Celebrate your achievements with a dinner out at the elegant The Connacht Hotel with your family and friends. Their Rueben’s Restaurant is ideal for group dining of all sizes, with semi-private areas and sections available. Adding that extra special touch to your day, The Connacht Hotel offers bespoke menus specially tailored by their Executive Chef, Eddy Guegano, and these menus are guaranteed to satisfy every palate.  With more options of finger food, buffet, sit-down lunch and dinner menus available, let your dream graduation celebration come true at The Connacht Hotel.
Old Dublin Rd, Galway City East / book by calling 091 381251 

The Huntsman Inn

Just a short drive from the city centre, the award winning The Huntsman Inn has something to offer even the pickiest of eaters. Your graduation is a very special time and the team at The Huntsman will ensure that you receive only the very best when you visit them. Whether you want to celebrate with a traditional beer battered fish and chips or more Mediterranean style platters, they have everything you need for a lovely family graduation get together.
164 College Road / Book here 

Maldron Hotel Oranmore

Celebrating one of life's milestone moments, is easy thanks to the help of the amazing team at Maldron Hotel Oranmore. If you have the whole gang joining you on the day, you can avail of their private dining area which can accommodate larger groups. With two food menus available for special occasions - occasions & finger food - and the option of tailoring the menu to suit your tastes, you can dine in style on your big graduation day at Maldron Hotel Oranmore.
 Carrowmoneash, Oranmore / Book here


A Galway favourite, McSwiggan’s has been the place to go for special occasions for over 30 years. Gather your friends and family to help mark your academic achievements and take them out for a graduation dinner you’ll never forget. With two group menu options, there is something for everyone at this city centre restaurant. Add a few cheeky cocktails off their menu into your dinner party and it really doesn’t get much better than that. Well, you don’t often get to celebrate a graduation, so make the most of your special day at McSwiggan’s.
3 Eyre St / book by calling 091 568917

Flannery's Hotel

Just a short spin from Galway City Centre, Flannery's Hotel is always a good choice, whether it be for accommodation or dining your graduate will thoroughly enjoy this treat. Choose between a 3 course lunch or dinner, with both including complimentary house wine for tables of 4+ or glass of wine for smaller bookings. Spoil your graduate with the best goodies on their special day and enjoy a family graduation meal by booking into Flannery's Hotel in advance of the big day.
Old Dublin Rd / Book by calling 091-755111 or email managers@flanneryshotel.net

Queen Street at Victoria Hotel

Nestled away just off Eyre Square, the gorgeous Queen Street gastropub in Victoria Hotel makes for the perfect backdrop for your graduation dinner. Surround yourself with stunning décor in a relaxed ambiance and take the day to celebrate all your hard work. From mouthwatering dishes on their food menu to the 14 different types of high-end cocktails, excellence is always guaranteed at Queen Street. You’ve done the hard bit and now all that’s left is to put your feet up and enjoy all the delicious dining options that the team at Queen Street have to offer.
Victoria Place / book here

Busker Brownes Bar & Kirby’s Restaurant

The popular night out spot, Busker Brownes Bar & Kirby’s Restaurant is the place to be when looking to enjoy a fun day out centred around you and your achievement. For all of your graduation day needs, Upstairs at Kirby’s provides a comfortable atmosphere for you to savour some of the best of local produce, prepared with a modern twist and their extensive wine list which emphasises on new world wines. Or, you can bring your fellow graduates out to Busker Brownes Bar for a few drinks and party the day. However you choose to spend your day, the team at Busker Brownes Bar & Kirby’s Restaurant will make it unforgettable.
Cross Street Upper / book here

The Galmont Hotel

There’s nothing like a celebratory meal at The Galmont Hotel & Spa to add a touch of luxury to your graduation day. If the weather’s good, dining out on their heated terrace is a lovely way to pass any day and is the cherry on top of an already spectacular one. With amazing views of Lough Atalia and being able to avail of their exquisite food and drink menus, it’s a truly gorgeous experience. Celebrate your all important graduation day with your whole family with award winning cuisine in the relaxed surroundings in The Galmont Hotel.
Lough Atalia Road / book by calling 091 538 300

Brasserie on the Corner

Mark your graduation with an evening out at one of Galway’s most popular graduation dinner spots. Over the years, Brasserie on the Corner has built up an incredible reputation for hosting graduation lunch and dinner parties so you can rest assured that your special day is in good hands. From their bread made fresh every morning, slow cooking meats and original dishes to their homemade desserts, everything at Brasserie on the Corner is prepared to the highest standard possible. It’s really no surprise they continue to be one of the top choices for graduates in Galway each year.
25 Eglinton Street / book here

The Hardiman

Treat yourself and your family to an elegant graduation lunch or dinner at The Hardiman. For over 170 years they have been helping families mark special moments and make new memories, so you really can’t go wrong when choosing The Hardiman for your celebrations. Topping it all off, graduates receive a complimentary glass of prosecco with their 2 or 3 course graduation dinner. You’ve done your best to get through your college course and now you deserve the best that Galway has to offer so pick absolute luxury and get yourself booked into The Hardiman in time for your graduation day.
Eyre Square / book by calling 091 564041 or email them at info@thehardiman.ie

The House Hotel

When it comes to throwing a party, no one does it like The House Hotel. Home to one of Galway’s finest cocktail bars, you really are in for an unforgettable celebratory graduation party at The House Hotel. With boutique décor, an unrivalled location, and a wide selection of menus available to suit all tastes and budgets, planning your graduation dinner couldn’t be simpler. Whether you prefer a relaxed celebration in The Lounge, an intimate family get together in The Yard or to be tucked away in a cosy Snug with your nearest and dearest, The House Hotel is an ideal venue for celebrating your graduation.
Merchants Road Lower / Book by emailing them at sales@thehousehotel.ie or calling them on 091-538900


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