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The origins of Glenlo Abbey date from 1740 when the original house was built by the Ffrenchs, a wealthy merchant family. It is set on a spacious estate with wonderful views of Lough Corrib, yet only five kilometres from Galway on the road to Connemara. Great care has been taken over the years to retain the proportions and many original features of the public spaces. Most of the accommodation is in a wing to the rear; suites and bedrooms are finished to a very high level, with some offering lake or garden views. All have air conditioning. Guests have two restaurants to choose from – the elegant River Room Restaurant and The Pullman Restaurant, a unique dining experience, created from two original carriages from Orient Express railway. Golf is available on the estate, which also features stand-alone banqueting facilities.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Star Hotel
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2-Rosette restaurant

Refurbished hotel offering an unusual dining experience

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- AA Inspector
Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Kentfield, Bushypark, GALWAY, Co Galway
Phone : 091 526666

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 50
  • Family rooms: 13
  • Bedrooms Ground: 16
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Golf Course
  • Private fishing
  • Croquet Available
  • Driving range,Falconry
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 200
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 150

About The area

Discover County Galway

County Galway on the west coast features Galway a very lively city, filled with shops, cafes and bars. Thanks to its university and the number of industries that have come to the town, it combines traditional appeal with modern-day attractions. It is also one of the places where you are likely to hear Irish spoken.

In July there’s the Galway International Arts Festival, and in the last two weeks of July or the first week in August, the Galway Races are on, so things can get very busy. Medieval Galway enjoyed great prosperity through trade with the rest of Ireland, Spain and beyond.

It all came to an end after the city was attacked by Oliver Cromwell in 1652, and again by King William III in 1691, but you can see evidence of this former wealth in the decoration of ancient doorways, window frames and walls. Rich merchants would employ the best stone-carvers to adorn their town houses with their coats of arms, and with grotesque sculptures and heraldic beasts.

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