Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Appoints Darragh O’Connor As Director Of Sales And Marketing

By Robert McHugh
Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate Appoints Darragh O’Connor As Director Of Sales And Marketing

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate has announced the appointment of Darragh O’Connor as director of sales and marketing. This is not the first time that O’Connor has worked with Glenlo and the MHL Group.

He previously held various positions within the organisation, including corporate sales for the four-star Harbour Hotel, Galway City, and Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

‘Incredible Work Ethic’

“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,” said general manager Rónán O’Halloran.

“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, Palmer’s Bar and Kitchen, golf course, and our boutique Glo Spa.”


A Galway native, O’Connor had most recently been acting as 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 a member of the launch team for the new-build Dean Hotel, Galway.

Galway Convention Bureau

O’Connor served as the founder and chairperson of the 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 Professionals Network and co-hosts the Sales Expert Podcast.

‘Lucrative Overseas Market’

“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,” said O’Connor.

“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.”