Connacht homecoming to be held Sunday afternoon in the city

Champions to be given a heroes' welcome home on Sunday,

Champions to be given a heroes' welcome home on Sunday,

Galway City Council joins in congratulating our triumphant heroes of the Connacht Rugby team following their great win earlier today in the Guinness Pro12 Final in Edinburgh. To honour their success, they will travel on an open-top bus through the streets of Galway City on Sunday May 29 at 4.00pm to travel to the Sportsground for a heroes’ welcome.

In partnership with Connacht Rugby, An Garda Siochána and Galway Fire & Rescue Service, Galway City Council are facilitating a homecoming event on Sunday afternoon through the streets of Galway City, the Capital of Connacht.

The victorious members of the Connacht Rugby squad will make their way on an open-topped bus from outside the Town Hall Theatre in Courthouse Square, via Saint Francis Street, Eglinton Street, Williamsgate Street and on to Eyre Square North, Eyre Square East, turning on to Forster Street and then via College Road to the home of Connacht Rugby at The Sportsground where they will be a accorded a heroes’ welcome.

Parking restrictions will be in place all along the route from early Sunday morning. An Garda Siochána and Galway City Council will implement a traffic management plan on Sunday afternoon which will include rolling closures on streets and junctions affected in the area of the bus route and in the vicinity of The Sportsground itself.

Members of the public are requested to cooperate with An Garda Siochána, Galway City Council and Connacht Rugby stewards in ensuring a joyous yet safe occasion.

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