A Magical Stay at Glenway this Christmas

The 5-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel is a luxury accommodation offering a unique dining experience in Galway

The Ffrenches were an Anglo-Norman family who first settled in Ireland in Co. Wexford and from there gradually spread to other parts of the island. The family first arrived in Galway in the early fifteenth century. It is said that the family descend from Sir Maximilian Ffrench, the first of the name, whose descendants accompanied their kinsman, William the Conqueror, into England and fought at the Battle of Hastings.

Winter at Glenlo
Winter at Glenlo

The house was originally known as Kentfield House, before becoming Glenlow or Glenlo House, deriving from the Irish Glean Locha, meaning ‘Glen of the Lake’.

In 2013, Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate was acquired by Galway Hotelier John and Marie Lally. In 2020, twenty three guest rooms were added to the portfolio extending the number of rooms and suites at Glenlo to seventy three also added to the portfolio is Glo Spa and a new causal eatery Palmers Bar and Kitchen.

The Lally’s continue to curate and restore this magnificent property and estate making it one of the leading luxury hotels in Ireland.

The Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate bestows 5 star luxury with the added gift of tranquility, with its serene location along the shores of Lough Corrib. Just 5 minutes drive from Galway City on the West Coast of Ireland yet a world away in beautiful seclusion across a 138 acre estate. The wildness of Connemara is right on their doorstep and the vibrancy of Galway City is only minutes away.

Classic bedroom at Glenlo
Classic bedroom at Glenlo

Choose from a host of onsite dining options from a unique 5 star experience aboard the Pullman Restaurant. The Pullman Restaurant offers the opportunity to have dinner in two of the original Orient Express dining carriages restored and set on the grounds of the hotel. Their award winning chefs and waiting staff will ensure that each order is a celebration of Irish provenance using the freshest local ingredients from quality suppliers.

Pullman Restaurant Galway
Pullman Restaurant Galway

The Deals

Christmas 3 Night Package (from €1,299)

CHRISTMAS EVE -24th December

Check-in from 3 pm on Christmas Eve and savour a warming glass of mulled wine upon arrival by the fire. Settle into the hotel and take advantage of our on-site activities, with scheduled movies in the Abbey Movie Theatre and serenity walks on the estate. As the afternoon becomes eve enjoy a candlelit dinner in the elegant River Room Restaurant or Pullman Restaurant draped in festive décor, savour the festive atmosphere and relax beside the open fires with a nightcap of creamy hot chocolate and mince pies served in the Ffrench Room.

CHRISTMAS DAY -25th December

Christmas Day is a magical day at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate. Wake up to Santa’s breakfast served in the River Room Restaurant and spend the morning relaxing with loved ones. Join us in the Ffrench Room for a Champagne reception and canapés served by the fireside, followed by a traditional Christmas Lunch with Santa Claus who has gifts for all the children that afternoon. The festivities continue with a light fork supper and a selection of Christmas movies showing in the in-house cinema throughout the day. Test your general knowledge with our renowned table quiz in Palmers Bar & Kitchen.

STEPHENS DAY -26th December

Awake on St. Stephens Day to breakfast at your leisure. You are free to explore, whether it is touring in Connemara, or relaxing in GLO Spa & Wellness, golfing on the Championship 9-hole course, cycling the grounds of the estate, or enjoying a spectacular falconry show in the walled garden, there is an abundance of activities to entertain and build an appetite, ahead of all further indulgences. Before departing on the 27th of December enjoy Breakfast a la carte.

Christmas Afternoon Tea
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Included in Package:

  • Three nights luxurious accommodation
  • A la carte breakfast each morning for two people
  • Mulled-wine on arrival
  • Christmas Eve Dinner (24th December)
  • Festive Christmas Day Lunch with a glass of champagne (25th December)
  • Supper on Christmas Day (25th December)
  • Dinner on St. Stephen’s Day (26th December)

* 20% deposit is due Monday 22nd November
* Cancellation up until Monday 22nd November, non-refundable 20% Deposit
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Suite Christmas Sale (from €390)

Enjoy a massive 25% OFF an indulgent Galway Getaway, in the epitome of style and sophistication, with a little added festive spirit, including suppulent accommodation and a delightful a la carte breakfast.

Each of these fabulous suites dons their own Christmas Tree and unique character, awaken to Christmas sparkle and luxury for less, this festive season with our fabulous 25% discount, just for you!

Suite Christmas Sale

Included in Package:

  •  Luxurious overnight accommodation
  •  Suite complete with its own unique Christmas Tree
  •  A la carte breakfast for two people
  •  Full access to the 138 acres of the estate
  •  Complimentary access to the Abbey Movie Theatre

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