About Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is situated overlooking the River Corrib some four kilometres upstream of Galway City. It is the ancestral home of the Ffrench family, one of Galway’s famous ‘tribes’.

The Glenlo estate was built in 1740 in the style typical of families of social standing and wealth. It included farming land, a walled orchard, kitchen garden and flower garden, ownership of part of the river Corrib and natural wetlands. The house was built to capture the dramatic views from the low hills of Bushy Park as they slope to Lough Corrib and across the river to the ancient villages of Menlo and Anglinham. The location was coveted - with Connemara to the west, it sits a comfortable distance from Galway city yet close enough for easy access. Mature native and prize non-native trees lined the estate’s private avenue, and stood tall over the north of the estate and inside the walls of the garden. They were a magnificent site - but many fell during the hurricane of 1839, known as ‘The Night of the Big Wind’ when a storm blasted the country without warning. Glenlo Abbey remained a country residence for over 240 years. The grand house and estate was home to three families along with their servants, coach men and farm labourers. The original owners, the Ffrench family, followed by the Blake family and finally the Palmer family resided here. Each family, merchants of commercial importance in Galway city, provided jobs for local people on the estate as well as Galwegians employed in their businesses in the city.

In the 1980's the house and estate were again sold, this time to the Bourke family who lovingly restored the house and converted it into a hotel.

In the 1990s, two original carriages from the Orient Express were purchased and placed on the grounds of Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.  Dating from 1927 these carriages served on the Paris to Istanbul to St. Petersburg route; one of the pair was used in the making of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Today serving as the Pullman Restaurant, the carriages offer a unique dining experience.  

In 2013, Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate was acquired by Galway Hotelier John and Marie Lally. The Lally's have continued to curate and restore this magnificant property and estate making it one of the leading luxury hotels in Ireland.

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Company Name: Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate
Phone: +353 91 519 674
Company Benefits: Cycle to work scheme
Dry Cleaning
Discounted rates
Education assistance
Employee discount programme
Employee recognition programmes
Employee Social Events
Employee Training
Family days
Free meals on duty
Parking
Staff Accommodation
Free uniforms provided & laundered
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Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is situated overlooking the River Corrib some four kilometres upstream of Galway City. It is the ancestral home of the Ffrench family, one of Galway’s famous ‘tribes’.

The Glenlo estate was built in 1740 in the style typical of families of social standing and wealth. It included farming land, a walled orchard, kitchen garden and flower garden, ownership of part of the river Corrib and natural wetlands. The house was built to capture the dramatic views from the low hills of Bushy Park as they slope to Lough Corrib and across the river to the ancient villages of Menlo and Anglinham. The location was coveted - with Connemara to the west, it sits a comfortable distance from Galway city yet close enough for easy access. Mature native and prize non-native trees lined the estate’s private avenue, and stood tall over the north of the estate and inside the walls of the garden. They were a magnificent site - but many fell during the hurricane of 1839, known as ‘The Night of the Big Wind’ when a storm blasted the country without warning. Glenlo Abbey remained a country residence for over 240 years. The grand house and estate was home to three families along with their servants, coach men and farm labourers. The original owners, the Ffrench family, followed by the Blake family and finally the Palmer family resided here. Each family, merchants of commercial importance in Galway city, provided jobs for local people on the estate as well as Galwegians employed in their businesses in the city.

In the 1980's the house and estate were again sold, this time to the Bourke family who lovingly restored the house and converted it into a hotel.

In the 1990s, two original carriages from the Orient Express were purchased and placed on the grounds of Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.  Dating from 1927 these carriages served on the Paris to Istanbul to St. Petersburg route; one of the pair was used in the making of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Today serving as the Pullman Restaurant, the carriages offer a unique dining experience.  

In 2013, Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate was acquired by Galway Hotelier John and Marie Lally. The Lally's have continued to curate and restore this magnificant property and estate making it one of the leading luxury hotels in Ireland.

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Contact name: Martin Beirne
Contact title: Human Resources Manager
Contact phone number: +353 91 519 674

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Spa Therapist

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and progressive Irish hotel group, and work with the Team at the 5 star Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate Galway. Following a multi million euro expansion, be part of the development of a br...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27046)

Category Hotel
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Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills 2/3 Years Spa Experience, CIBTAC, ITEC or CIDESCO qualifications, Team player

Assistant Accommodation Manager

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Join the team at the 5 star Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate. We have a vacancy for an Assistant Accommodation Manager Full-time. Reporting to the Director of Accommodation the Accommodation Assistant Manager will ensure that all rooms and pub...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27497)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Housekeeping
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills high standard of hygiene and cleanliness, attention to detail, strong communication skills, service minded

Laundry Room Supervisor

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Laundry Room Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities: Manage overall daily operations of the Laundry Room. Ensure quality controls are in place for all linen processes, rejecting any exceptions. Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_26968)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Housekeeping
Maintenance (hotel)
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills Attention to detail, Teamworker, Previous Laundry experience, Supervisory experience

Reservations Agent

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate, Galway (part of the MHL Hotel Collection) is currently recruiting a Reservations Agent on a full time basis . About the position: Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate invites applications from suitably qualifi...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27387)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Front Office
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills fluent English, attention to detail 1-2 years' administrative experience, ability to multi task

Sous Chef Fine Dining/Chef de Cuisine

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate About the position: The successful candidates will assist our Executive Chef to provide guests with product of a 5* standard of preparation and presentation and will be required to work as part of the kitchen team to ensure the highest stan...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27315)

Category Chefs
Hotel
Sub-Category Sous Chef
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills Fine Dining, Restaurant, AA Rosette, HACCP

Breakfast Chef

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate BREAKFAST CHEF Responsibilities Take control of the breakfast service and ensure guests receive a truly delicious and memorable breakfast to the five star standard required. Cooking and managing breakfast service and assisting with lunch se...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27317)

Category Chefs
Hotel
Sub-Category Breakfast Chef
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills Communication skills with colleagues Prepare and present food to Company standards Dependability

Senior Pastry Chef

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Assist the Kitchen Management Team with the operation of the kitchen(s), including food preparation and quality, physical maintenance, and inventory functions, to ensure hotel quality standards and revenue goals are met and food and supply ...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27045)

Category Chefs
Hotel
Sub-Category Pastry Chef
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills Pastry and Desserts preparation, HACCP, Degree or Certification in Cullinary arts, Minimum 2/3 years experience

Driving Range Assistant

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate, Galway (part of the MHL Hotel Collection) is currently recruiting for a Driving Range Assistant. About the position: Carry out the care and maintenance of the grounds and other facilities on the Driving...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27429)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Golf
Leisure
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills attention to detail, standards oriented, organised

Hotel Receptionist

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway (part of the MHL Hotel Collection) is currently recruiting for a Hotel Receptionist on a Full time contract. Glenlo Abbey Hotel sits on a 140-acre estate with the original 18th century manor house dating ba...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27428)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Front Office
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills 2 years' front desk experience, fluent English, computer literate

Assistant Green Keeper

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate, Galway (part of the MHL Hotel Collection) is currently recruiting for an Assistant Green Keeper. About the position: Carry out the care and maintenance of the grounds and other facilities on the propert...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27406)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Maintenance (hotel)
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills Two years experience in a similar role, care and maintenance of the golf course and grounds, use of garden and cleaning equipment