Fresh Air Brings Fresh Thinking

Escape the fast paced corporate world and rejuventate the senses with an inspirational team building or sports and social event. All the charm of Connemara yet only 2 miles from Galway City.

With our 138 acre estate to explore, numerous activities to choose from and a host of elegant venues for drinks and dining, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is the perfect choice for your Sports & Social Event this year.

Working with partners who are experts in their field, we provide stimulating and professional programmes to inspire your group

We will assist you in creating a memorable event with bespoke menus and creative ideas, simply contact our Events Team on +353 91 519601 or .

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Glenlo Abbey Golf Course & 21 Bay Driving range

A 9 hole parkland golf course initially designed by the late Christy O'Connor JNR with rolling hills offers golfers a challenging game. Set overlooking Lough Corrib, enjoy panoramic views whilst you play. 

Depending on your golfing level or if you are a complete beginner, we will assist you in planning a fun and challenging day out.

Choose from a scramble, competitions on the golf course or the longest drive on the driving range.


A captivating and thrilling experience - falconry the sport of kings - is available to our guests of Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

Come up close and personal with many birds of prey within the sheltered Walled Garden.

Guided and instructed by experienced Falconers, this is a once in a lifetime life time opportunity to interact with some of nature's top predators.

Advance bookings are required and is subject to availability

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Team Building Activities

Effective Team Building is the process which can release and realise the potential in every team member which in turn helps them maximise performance both individually and collectively.  When working together towards a common goal, cohesion will lead to new relationships being formed and existing ones being strengthened.

A wide variety of fun and exciting Team Challenges, designed with your own training department to help drive your team in the right direction.

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Old School Sports Day

Enjoy the nonstop sound of laughter and giggles, as you are all transported back to your schooldays on our “Alternative Old School Sports Day”.

Teams are divided up, choose a name, and are differentiated by brightly coloured head bands and bibs. ll the classic games are included with a few twists thrown in for good measure!

Games include: Giant Egg & Spoon Race, Space Hopper Relay, The Real Wheelbarrow Balance Race, Tug of War, Blindfold Pillow Bedlam, The Great Welly Fling, Flipper and Snorkel Challenge, Sack Race, Egg Ball Bean Bag Zig Zag, Tyre Run and Ostrich Racing

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Cruise on the Corrib Princess

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a cruise on Lough Corrib, aboard the Corrib Princess.
For groups of 6 or more, we can arrange departure from our private jetty, here at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

Take in the scenic views over Lough Corrib, the second largest lake in Ireland and is reputed to have 365 Islands.  It is a vast lake of 44,000 acres and stretches some thirty-five miles in length from Maam in Connemara to Galway city.

Seats 157 passengers in comfort on two luxurious decks. Below deck is a fully heated, all weather lounge with large panoramic windows. The seated top deck has uninterrupted views of the spectacular scenery of beautiful Lough Corrib.

The boat can be chartered in the evenings as a unique private venue and is very popular with sports and social groups.

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Dine aboard the Pullman Restaurant

Comprising of 2 original carriages, which served on the Paris ~ Istanbul ~ St. Petersburg route of the Orient Express for nearly 40 years.

Elegantly restored, the Pullman Restaurant is truly a unique venue and dining experience in Galway city. Catering for up to 66 people, it is available for private celebrations, corporate lunches and dinners, themed events, and gala evenings.

Group menus options available. 

Contact our Events Team on +353 91 519601 or