"Lovely, Relaxing Place to Stay - Do the Falconry Excursion!!!"
Lovely castle/hotel about 3 miles from the Galway city center. A few friends and I stayed there for a night before our return to Dublin, and it was a great experience. The hotel itself as well as its grounds are lovely. It's definitely more of a hotel than a traditional castle, but regardless the whole ambiance is truly something special. The hotel staff was very polite and helpful, although not overly friendly. The rooms were large, comfortable, and had a fantastic view. My husband enjoyed the driving range, and we all enjoyed sitting outside drinking wine on the porch (we were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather for our stay). However, the highlight of our trip was our falconry excursion with Jason. I highly recommend it! It was such a fun, educational, amazing experience to see the birds (owls, hawks, and falcons!) up close. My friends and I can't stop talking about it! Overall, I would definitely recommend a night at Glenlo Abbey if you're looking for quiet, relaxing experience away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Galway.