A Magical Christmas...

Welcoming log fires, sparkling décor, mulled wine and festive feasts

Dear Guest

With crackling log fires, twinkling Christmas tree lights and the gentle waft of chestnuts roasting, all set against the breath-taking backdrop of our 18th century surrounds, Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers a unique Christmas atmosphere. This five-star retreat is the ultimate destination for all your Christmas treats, gifts, and celebrations. Glowing fires, mahogany bars, mulled wine and festive feasts all make a great base from which to play golf or explore the Christmas markets in Galway city. Celebrate with friends, family or colleagues this Christmas and join us for a festive feast in beautiful surroundings.

For resident guests, discover our beatuifully decorated lounges, all prepped for games, snoozing or simply relaxing with a good book. Play a round of golf, stroll through our 138 acre estate or explore the beauty and bustle of nearby Galway city.

We have also planned some fun filleed Christmas Party nights with special festive surprises for you to savour.

We very much look forward to helping you enjoy your perfect Christmas at Glenlo Abbey Hotel.


Warm Regards,

Rory O'Sullivan

General Manager at Glenlo Abbey Hotel 


Residential Christmas Packages

Arriving at Glenlo Abbey Hotel for a Christmas Break is the most exciting and wonderful feeling. The aroma of spiced, mulled wine. The warmth of the welcome and the crackling log fires. The anticipation of what is to come. Celebrate Christmas in the most magical of surroundings. 

Join us for a luxury Three Night Christmas Package to include gourmet dining, fine wines, winter walks, activities and entertainment for the whole family at Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland. 

Our Christmas Programme is designed for your total relaxation and enjoyment over the festive period.  

Three Night Package from €950pps

For Bookings & Enquiries contact Áine or Sharon on +353 91 519600 or stay@glenloabbey.ie

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Festive Dining

Picture a roaring log fire blazing in the corner as you and your colleagues enjoy a glass of bubbly in the elegant surroundings of our opulent reception rooms.

The tinkling sounds of our resident pianist in the background and the chatter of colleagues at ease - the perfect start to the festive season

Festive Lunch Menus from €35 per person

Festive Dinner Menu  from €55 per person

Festive Afternoon Tea from €24.50 per person

Festive Menus are avaiable from 1st of December.

Make your Christmas celebration a personal affair by choosing one of our Private Dining Suites for your Festive Celebration. Choose from our inspiring 18th Century Abbey, intimate Kentfield Suite or the newly refurbished River Room Restaurant with classical décor.

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The Glenlo Polar Express

Climb aboard our Pullman Restaurant for a magical Christmas experience. Festive afternoon tea with Mrs. Clause, followed by a visit to Santa on the Polar Express with a gift for all the children.

Served each Saturday and Sunday throughout December, two servings at 1pm and 4pm aboard the Pullman Restaurant.

Adult     €30.00

Child     €20.00

Bookings are Essential.

Bookings: +353 91519600 or info@glenloabbey.ie 

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Christmas Parties

Delight in the joys of Christmas with friends, family and work colleagues with one of our Christmas Party Nights. Celebrate with the best of fine food and entertainment in the oppulent surroundings, adorned with festive decór.

Dates: Please contact us direct for dates

Party Night Package Includes:

  • Arrive to the sounds of our resident pianist with Mulled Wine & Canapés reception
  • 4 Course Festive Dinner (including a choice of 3 starters, 3 main courses, 3 desserts, served with tea/coffee)
  • Festive quiz during dinner for your guest's enjoyment
  • Dance the night away with our resident DJ until late

Price:  €58.00 per person


Special accommodation rates available for guests attending Christmas Party Nights.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact our events team on +353 91 519601 or email events@glenloabbey.ie

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