Shearwater Hotel

Ballinasloe,County Galway - View Map

Shearwater Hotel

County Galway,



  • 104 x 4 Star Guestrooms and Suites
  • Stylish Restaurant and Bar
  • Leisure Facilities with Pool
  • Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi
  • Heather & Earth Spa Rooms (Elemis)
  • Ideally Situated between Galway and Athlone
The Shearwater Hotel at Marina Point in Ballinasloe is a brilliant location for an unforgettable hen party getaway. With a fantastic choice of bedrooms all equipped with beds made with crisp sheets of white cotton; tea and coffee facilities; and a plasma screen television with the option to upgrade to the even more luxurious suites available. There is a leisure centre featuring a swimming pool and steam and sauna rooms so that you and your girls can kick back and relax or you can pamper yourselves even further at the on-site spa. The Canal Bar and Bistro with its extensive range of wines; craft beers; and cocktails will ensure that you and the girls can enjoy a glass or two without even leaving the hotel and the vast array of delicious options available on the bar menu will keep your energy levels up for a great weekend of fun. The Marina Restaurant serves a number of fantastic, locally sourced dishes that is sure to keep the whole party impressed. All of this is located in the heart of Ballinasloe, a large and bustling town with an abundance of pubs; restaurants; and outdoor activities to keep the whole gang entertained!

There is plenty to do and see while soaking in the luxurious surroundings of the Shearwater Hotel so that you and your hens can have the best possible experience in the west of Ireland!


Shearwater Hotel provides a number of possible accommodation options for you and your hens. All standard rooms are fitted with a queen sized bed. The Double and Single Rooms also feature a single bed; while the Family Rooms have both an extra single bed and a pullout bed. All of these rooms also include access to the leisure centre so you and your girls can enjoy a splash in the pool or relax in the steam and sauna rooms. If you want to upload a selfie or two during your stay (just to let the stags know you’re behaving!), you can use the complimentary Wi-FI that is available in every room. If it gets a bit over-heated with the whole hen party getting ready together, don’t let the humidity ruin your newly-straightened hair, with self-controlled air conditioning in all rooms as standard. There’s also a hair dryer provided so you don’t have to weigh down your suitcase bringing your own. The next morning you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in your room while watching the plasma-screen television. Check out isn’t until 12pm but you can add an extra few hours to your stay for €25!

If you fancy something even more luxurious, there are also Executive and Presidential Suites available. These have all the features of the other rooms with a few lavish additions. The Executive Suite has a separate living area with a pull out twin bed and some even have a private balcony! There are two Presidential Suites in the hotel which have a plasma screen television in each living space; a spacious living/dining room with an entertainment system and a luxury marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. With these suites you and your girls won’t even want to leave the hotel!


The Canal Bar and Bistro at the Shearwater Hotel is the best place for you and your hens to kick off a fun weekend of celebrations. With a wine menu; cocktail menu; and a full range of craft beer available so that all tastes are covered. The Canal Bar and Bistro also features live weekend entertainment every Friday-Sunday night from 10pm so that you and your hens can dance and sing the night away! There is also a huge array of dishes available in the bar catering for all dietary needs including vegetarian and coeliac dishes. The menu also helpfully highlights all possible allergens to ensure that all your hens are catered for. For all the girls in the group with a sweet tooth, the Canal Bar Desserts include warm chocolate pudding; cheesecake; and banoffi pie so you can treat yourself and forget about dress fittings for one weekend! Food is served until 9.15pm during the week and until 10pm Friday to Sunday!


The Marina Restaurant is a favourite amongst the locals and also a great discovery for visitors to Marina Point. Again, the Marina Restaurant offers vegetarian and gluten-free dishes so that all your hens are catered for. Offering salads; burgers; steaks; seafood; and chicken, everyone in your hen party is sure to be pleased with the menu on offer at the restaurant at Shearwater Hotel. A wide choice of wine is available too so you and the girls can enjoy a glass or two before hitting the town!

Heather & Earth Spa

Your girls will love the Heather & Earth Spa at the Shearwater Hotel! They pride themselves on providing your hens with the best products and service. Your hen party are guaranteed to be left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and revived!

Expect nothing but the best at the Elemis Spa as it boasts a wide range of therapies to suit everyone looking for the perfect relaxation treatment! Expert body therapies and unique massage techniques are combined with potent natural active formulations for maximum results and at Heather & Earth Spa we ensure you are given the wow factor in all of our therapies!


Ballinasloe is a fantastic location to host your hen party with plenty of fun activities available to entertain you and the girls. It is the largest town in the county of Galway after Galway City itself. For the girls who love the outdoors there are plenty of activities including horse-riding; boating; fishing; golf; and even shooting! For those who prefer the indoors, there’s plenty of traditional Irish pubs in the town of Ballinasloe where you and your hens can socialise with the locals and really get a feel for what Irish hospitality is. Live music is also regularly performed in a number of the bars which is sure to keep the ladies entertained over your hen weekend. After sampling the delicious food available at the hotel, there is an array of different restaurants of various cuisines in Ballinasloe. From Indian korma to locally sourced Irish fillet steak, this town has plenty to offer for all the connoisseur brides-to-be and their hen party. Ballinasloe is undoubtedly an ideal location for you and your hens for a great weekend of craic that won’t be forgotten!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 1 reviews

  • Christina C

    By Christina C on Friday 31 March 2017

    We decided to have our hen party here because the Shearwater has bands play regularly and our bride to be is a Jimmy Buckley fan. He was in the Shearwater this weekend we stayed. From the start Estella was brilliant support helping organising it all. Our rooms were lovely. We had a suite for the bride to be and 3 bridesmaids. We availed of the spa which is very relaxing and is a gorgeous environment. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Samantha in particular was so friendly & supportive and helped with sorting a large group. The chef even got involved in the fun! The hen party was brilliant. We are all so thankful to the hotel for their support, kindness and for the good deal we got. Very economic for very lavish surroundings and great food. We would recommend anyone, including hen party's to book into the shear water hotel. Just to thank Estella, Samantha and Connie especially for helping give Erica the best send off possible.