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Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate
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Darragh O’Connor returns to Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate
Darragh brings a wealth of experience to his new role as Director of Sales & Marketing
 Fri 9th Feb 2024

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is delighted to welcome back Darragh O’Connor in his new role as Director of Sales & Marketing. Darragh is no stranger to Glenlo and the MHL Group, having previously held various positions within the organisation including Corporate Sales for the 4* Harbour Hotel, Galway city and Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

A Galway native, Darragh brings a wealth of experience, having most recently been Head of Sales for Glasson Lakehouse where he was part of the management team that repositioned the property from a country house hotel to a modern multi award-winning resort. He was also an important member of the launch team for the new build Dean Hotel, Galway.

“A consummate professional with a passion for sales and community, Darragh has worked with some of Ireland’s most recognised hotels with his incredible work ethic and professionalism over the years recognised within the MHL Hotel Collection. Darragh’s role is pivotal in driving revenue across all outlets of the hotel from our private dining rooms, guests rooms, suites, the luxury self-catering lodges, the iconic Pullman Restaurant, Palmers Bar and Kitchen, golf course and our boutique Glo Spa. We are delighted to welcome him back” said General Manager, Rónán O’Halloran.

A graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management, Darragh has recently completed a professional diploma in Sales Management. He served as the founder and Chairperson of Galway Convention Bureau, an organisation set up to promote and develop business tourism to the Galway Region. He is also the current Chair of the Sales Professional Network and Co-Hosts the Sales Expert Podcasts.

Commenting on his new role, Darragh O’Connor said “It’s a very exciting time to be back at Glenlo with a number of capital projects at the planning phase and I look forward to continuing to grow our valued domestic leisure business and lucrative overseas market. Given Glenlo’s close proximity to Galway City and idyllic location on 140 acres overlooking Lough Corrib with an event space capturing that iconic vista it certainly appeals to companies looking to invest in strategy sessions and team building events”.

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