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Connacht will be hoping Christmas comes 2 days early as they travel to Ravenhill on December 23rd to face Ulster.

Ravenhill new stand

Date and Venue

The match is on Friday, December 23rd at 19:35 in Ravehhill, Belfast.

Getting there

Day Trip Bus

Galway Bus Hire are planning to run a bus from Galway to Belfast up and down on the day.

They depart Galway Cathedral at 14:00 with an expected travel time to Belfast of 4 hours.

Departure after the match with direct return to Galway. They can organise pick ups en route for instance, Athenry, Loughrea and Ballinasloe.

To book, please contact their reservations team on 091 778778 with your payment details.

Scheduled Bus

By public transport the best way from Galway City is to take the 12.30 Eireagle and transfer either to the 15.00 Aircoach or the 15.20 Bus Eireann service arriving Belfast at 16.50 or 17.25
Returning on Saturday you could get the 12.00 BE service and connect with the 14.15 Eireagle.

If you want to return straight after the game, you might be in time to catch the 22.30 Aircoach from Belfast to Dublin Airport (arrive 00.20) and connect with the 00.30 Eireagle and get to Galway at 3am.


There is no shortage of accommodation in Belfast, but given when the game is on, a lot of places may book up, so it is best to book early. Many places will accept a booking with free cancellation, so if you are thinking of going, it might be a good idea to book something provisionally. had a winter sale on so may be worth a look.

Pubs and Meeting Points

There is nothing arranged as yet but we will keep you updated. Lavery's was visited on a couple of previous occasions. Titanic Belfast


The Clan are basing themselves in the West Terrace, so get tickets for this area if possible. Tickets can be bought online here.

More information

Keep checking here or follow the conversation on the Clan Forum.


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