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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Financial Controller

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Join the team at the 5 star Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate.  Part of the MHL Hotel Collection we are currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Financial Controller.  Reporting to the Hotel General Mana...

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Category Finance & HR
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Job Type Permanent Full Time

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 p...

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Category Hotel
Sub-Category Management
Housekeeping
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Business Development Manager

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Glenlo Abbey Hotel (part of the MHL Hotel Collection) is now accepting applications for a newly created, Business Development Manager role.  We are looking for an inspiring, innovative, and passionate proactive senior hotel sales person to ...

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Category Hotel
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Job Type Permanent Full Time

Breakfast Chef

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Department/Location: Kitchen Reports to: Head / Sous Chef Job overview 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 breakf...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_29577)

Category Chefs
Hotel
Sub-Category Breakfast Chef
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Salary min €28,000 per annum

Front Office Supervisor

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The 5 * Glenlo abbey Hotel & Estate are currently recruiting for a Front Office Supervisor. Main Purpose of the Job Assist the Front Office Manager in ensuring that the customer receives a warm welcome and an excellent, personalised and eff...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_29548)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Supervisory
Front Office
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Salary min €26,000 per annum

Reservations Executive

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

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28632)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Front Office
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills Fluent English, ability to multitask, attention to detail

Kitchen Steward

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Reporting to: Head Chef, Chef on duty. Main Purpose of the Job: To assist Management to ensure that our Kitchen and back of house areas are maintained to a high level of cleanliness and that food is handled and stored in a hygienic manner i...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_29140)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Kitchen
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Accommodation Assistant

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

Galway, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28138)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Housekeeping
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Salary min €23,400 per annum

Bar Staff, Barista & Waiting Staff

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Main Purpose of the Job:       To ensure that customers are served efficiently and that orders are served accurately and with courtesy to the standards required by the Company. Main Duties and Responsibilities Ensure that you receive a hand...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28631)

Category Bars/Pubs/Clubs
Hotel
Sub-Category Bar & Floor staff
Job Type Permanent Part Time