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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Fine Dining F&B Assistant (Pullman Restaurant)

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate About the position: The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate, Galway (part of the MHL Hotel Collection) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Fine Dining Food And Beverage Assistant on a full time basis to ensu...

Galway, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28073)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Food & Beverage
Job Type Permanent Part Time

Commis Chef

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway (part of the MHL Hotel Collection) is currently recruiting for Chefs all grades on a Full time contract. Due to the ongoing expansion and development plans for Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate and the opening ...

Galway, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28382)

Category Chefs
Hotel
Sub-Category Commis Chef
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Chef de Partie

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway (part of the MHL Hotel Collection) is currently recruiting for Chefs all grades on a Full time contract. Due to the ongoing expansion and development plans for Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate and the opening ...

Galway, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28381)

Category Chefs
Hotel
Sub-Category Chef de Partie
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Night Porter

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate To efficiently handle all guest request during the night and to promptly deal with guest enquiries/requests.  To assist the Night team as required. Assist with set up of meeting rooms and function rooms.    Maintain all public areas of the ...

Galway, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28380)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Front Office
Job Type Permanent Part Time

Spa Manager

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate The MHL Hotel Collection is a collection of unique and individual hotels in key city and resort locations throughout Ireland. From the bustling city centers of Dublin, Galway and Limerick, to an historic estate close to Galway City, each of...

Galway, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28379)

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

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, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28378)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Spa
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills 2/3 years spa experience, CIBTAC, ITEC or CIDESCO qualifications

Host/Hostess

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Welcome guests in a warm and friendly manner. Ascertains their dining needs. Seats guests and manage the seating chart. Monitors restaurant  activity to determine seating and dining flow. Responds to guest inquiries and requests in a timely...

Galway, Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_28267)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Food & Beverage
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Salary min €12

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 th...

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

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Housekeeping
Job Type Permanent Full Time

Food and Beverage Assistant

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 5 star standards required by the Company. Main Duties and Responsibilities Ensure that the highest level...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_27590)

Category Hotel
Sub-Category Food & Beverage
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Desired skills cocktails, bartending, wine knowledge, banquet

Kitchen Steward

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Job Description Title: Kitchen Steward Reporting to: Head Chef, Chefs. 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 a...

Galway Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate ref: (Ref_26966)

Category Chefs
Hotel
Sub-Category Kitchen Porter
Job Type Permanent Part Time
Desired skills High standard of cleanliness, Attention to detail, Previous Experience