Christmas Festive & Private Dining: Make it memorable at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

Make your Christmas celebrations a personal affair and choose one of our Festive Dining options or Private Dining Suites. Select from our inspiring 18th Century stone-cut Abbey, the intimate setting of the Kentfield Suite, the fairy-tale setting of our newly refurbished Corrib Suite. The charming  surrounds of the Ffrench Room provide a wonderful area for pre-dinner drinks. Each lounge is individually decorated in lavish décor, Christmas trees, and garlands. Crackling open fires and the aroma of spiced, mulled wine set the scene for the most magical of Christmas celebrations.

Private events at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate are tailored to suit each individual customer and their requirements.

Private dining

Make your Christmas celebration a personal affair and choose from one of our Private Dining Suites. Select from our inspiring 18th Century Abbey, intimate Kentfield Suite or the newly refurbished River Room Restaurant.

Christmas at Glenlo Abbey


Create lasting impressions amongst your invited guests with a Christmas banquet in the inspiring Abbey with vaulted ceilings and Gothic windows which is adjacent to our Victorian inspired French Room.

Kentfield Suite


Dine in the opulent, intimate surroundings of our Kentfield Suite. Tastefully decorated in keeping with the character of the original house. Perfect for your Christmas gathering.


The River Room Restaurant is suitable for larger Christmas celebrations. Recently renovated, it offers a luxurious dining room classically designed in keeping with the timeless elegance of the property.


Arriving at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate for a Christmas Break is the most exciting and wonderful feeling. The aroma of spiced, mulled wine, the warmth of the welcome and the crackling open fires. The anticipation of what is to come. Celebrate Christmas in the most magical of surroundings. Join us for a luxury three night Christmas package to include gourmet dining, fine wines, winter walks, activities and entertainment for the whole family at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland.


From €1,150 per person sharing


3 to 12 years sharing in the same room as adults Three-night package from €415 per child


Check in from 3pm on Christmas Eve and savour a warming glass of mulled wine upon arrival by the fire. Settle into the hotel and take advantage of our on-site activities, with scheduled movies in the Abbey Movie Theatre and serenity walks on the estate. As afternoon becomes eve enjoy a candlelit dinner in the elegant River Room Restaurant or Pullman Restaurant draped in festive décor, savour the festive atmosphere and relax beside the open fires with a night cap of creamy hot chocolate and mince pies served in the French Room.


Christmas Day is a magical day at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate. Wake up to Santa’s breakfast served in the River Room Restaurant and spend the morning relaxing with loved ones.Join us in the Ffrench Room for a Champagne reception and canapés served by the fireside, followed by a traditional Christmas Lunch with Santa Claus who has gifts for all the children that afternoon. The festivities continue with a light fork supperand a selection of Christmas movies showing in the in-house cinema throughout the day. Test your general knowledge with our renowned Glenlo Abbey Christmas Day table quiz.


Awake on St. Stephens Day to breakfast at your leisure. You are free to explore, whether it is touring in Connemara, walking or activities on the estate. Enjoy a spectacular falconry show in the walled garden. Unwind with dinner and relax afterwards, listening to the soothing sounds of our resident musician in the French Room.

Give a great gift

Bestow a magical gift to a loved one this Christmas. Choose from weekend breaks, elegant afternoon tea, dinner aboard our Pullman Restaurant, golf vouchers, activity vouchers or a monetary voucher.

Call +353 91 519600 or email info@glenloabbey.ie

to arrange a postal voucher