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: Education assistance
Employee recognition programmes
Parking
Discounted rates
Free meals on duty
Family days
Employee discount programme
Staff Accommodation
Employee Social Events
Dry Cleaning
Employee Training
Free uniforms provided & laundered
Cycle to work scheme
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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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Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Applications are invited for the position of Commis Chef at the 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate in Galway. An ideal opportunity for an ambitious and aspiring Chef seeking a quality property in which to expand and develop further their skil...

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Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Junior Sous Chef 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...

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Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Chef de Cuisine 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 ...

Galway, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27117)

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Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The 5* Glenlo Abbey has an exciting vacancy for a Revenue professional to join its management team. Scope of role Revenue management and distribution strategy for the hotel, and management of the day to day yield operations, and reservation...

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