In preparation for the upcoming 2014/15 season, Pat Lam's Connacht side will play two away fixtures next month.
In early August, head coach Pat Lam will lead the province's senior squad to central France where they will take part in a rigorous week-long training camp in Issoire.
The away trip will conclude with a game against Top 14 heavyweights Clermont Auvergne on Friday, August 8 as part of the 2014 Challenge Vaquerin tournament - a friendly competition held in France between Top 14 clubs and foreign clubs by invitation.
Connacht took part in the annual French tournament for the first time last year, playing Castres Olypimque in a close game that finished 43-31 in favour of the then French champions.
The game in France is followed two weeks later by a clash with London-based club Wasps in High Wycombe on Saturday, August 23 at 2.30pm. Tickets for Wasps v Connacht can be purchased through the Wasps Ticket Office on 0044 844 847 1867.
The regular PRO12 season is set to commence on the weekend of September 5/6/7 and further league fixture details are expected to be announced in the coming days.
CONNACHT PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES:
Clermont Auvergne v Connacht, Issoire, Friday, August 8
Wasps v Connacht, Adams Park, 2.30pm, Saturday, August 23
Connacht have confirmed that long-serving prop Ronan Loughney will finish with the province at the end of the current season. Danie Poolman, John Cooney, Nepia Fox-Matamua, Daniel Qualter, Rory Parata, Shane O'Leary, Lewis Stevenson, Rory Moloney, Josh Rowland and Ivan Soroka are among those also departing the Sportsground in the summer.
Back rower Clive Ross, lock Alan O'Connor, and scrum half Dave Shanahan have all signed contract extensions that will keep them at Ulster until the summer of 2019, while hooker John Andrew has agreed terms to stay with the province until 2020.