The secret to a successful Christmas party is all about the planning. Don’t leave it until the last minute to book your night out as you will find yourself just taking what’s available for the sake of it. Cost, capacity, and suitability are the main factors to consider during the research process. But don’t worry, we have taken the work out of all that and chosen our favourite places to party the night away this festive season!


The Ardilaun Hotel

ArdilaunChoose from an informal gathering with festive lunch or dinner in The Ardilaun Bistro or a festive afternoon tea with decadent delights and sweet treats. The Ardilaun also offer the option to ‘Party in Private’ for groups from 20-380 guests with a range of buffet and dinner options available. Their office party nights are always hugely popular complete with a bubbly reception with the Guinness Jazz Trio on arrival, four course dinner menu, late bar, festive decor, spot prizes, live band and DJ, all for just €42 per person. Dates available are Saturday 1st, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December.


Salthill Hotel

Salthill Hotel

Overlooking Salthill Promenade, Salthill Hotel is the ideal location for a Christmas party or get-together. With just one party night left on Saturday 15th December, arrive in style to the welcoming lobby complete with glistening trees and and glittering chandeliers. Mingle over mulled wine and Prosecco before enjoying a four course dinner in the Rockbarton Suite, followed by a with band and DJ for just €47 per person. The Prom Restaurant is also available for festive lunches and dinners while the Blackrock Bar serves lunch daily with festive finger food platters available for any parties looking for something less formal.


Hotel MeyrickHotel-Meyrick

Overlooking Galway’s iconic Eyre Square, Hotel Meyrick is the home of Christmas in the city centre, and the ideal location for a Christmas party or get-together. Celebrate the festive season in spectacular style with a choice of three unique events spaces – The Gaslight Bar & Brasserie, Restaurant No 15 on the Square and the exquisite Connemara Suite, Hotel Meyrick will serve up a feast of festive experiences with delicious food, exceptional service and lively entertainment.


Basilico RestaurantBasilico

Paolo and Fabiano have created a selection of beautiful Christmas menus to cater for all taste and budgets, with a delicious choice of antipasti, classic Italian main courses and homemade decadent desserts to ensure there’s something that everyone will love. As part of Taste of Oranmore 2018, Basilico Restaurant will host a Calabrian Wine Tasting with Snacks on Sunday 28 October from 5pm until 7pm, where you can meet the producer of Cantine Lavorata wines and talk about the story and background of the Calabria Region.


Wineport Lodge


A warm welcome, twinkling lights, festive cocktails, candles a glow, a crackling fire and delicious seasonal menus make Wineport Lodge the perfect place to celebrate Christmas in style and enjoy a festive treat with colleagues, friends and family. Enjoy a laid back festive lunch with a four course set lunch menu – perfect for a festive office lunch or a girlie get together between shopping! Festive Lunch at Wineport Lodge is €39 per person and the Festive Group Dinner menu is €55 per person.



Ice House

Ice-HouseFrom festive dining to fabulous Christmas gifts and vouchers, Christmas is a time of cheer at the Ice House, located on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking the River Moy. A festive lunch with friends and family is guaranteed to delight this Christmas season. Enjoy a three course dinner in their river side restaurant, the perfect backdrop for a Christmas gathering with family or friends. Festive Lunch is €27 per person and the Festive Dining menu is €38 per person. If you are looking for gift ideas, spoil your loved ones with some pampering treats from their VOYA Christmas gift collection.

Ard Rí House Hotel


With a wide range of events to suit everyone’s taste, the team at The Ard Rí want you to sit back, relax and let them do the organising for a memorable festive party night. Choose from an office gathering with a three course lunch in The Kiltevna Room Restaurant, Festive Afternoon Tea, or why not go all out and join in the fun at The Ard Rí Christmas Party Nights. Enjoy a mulled wine reception on arrival followed by a four course meal, live band and resident Dj until late for €30 per person. Dates currently available are Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December.




An exciting new offering from PoppySeed gourmet cafes, AJLA restaurant is a welcome addition to the PoppySeed brand and brings a unique dining experience to Clarinbridge this Christmas. Offering an array of menus to tempt all palates, AJLA reflects seasonal Irish produce using only the best of fresh and local ingredients. Head chef, Judy Forde is embracing the opportunity to add another layer to her menus for the festive season. Classic selections and techniques are the cornerstone of the AJLA food journey and innovative specials will celebrate the newest of Irish food products on their Christmas menus.







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