Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Shearwater Hotel & Spa is a stunning four-star hotel located off the M6 in Ballinasloe Co Galway. Recently purchased by the Comer Group Ireland Hotels, exciting times lie ahead! Centrally located just ninety minutes from Dublin, 15 minutes from Athlone and 35 minutes from Galway city, this hotel offers immediate relaxation for our guests. Development has immediately begun to add luxury to this beautiful property and so far, the results are stunning. Our lobby has been transformed into a luxurious, elegant well laid out space, offering three separate spaces to express your escape away. Our Library presents warm inviting navy panelled walls with comfortable modern tan leather couches, plum cushions, beautiful coffee tables and interior touches. This leads into a lighter, softer palate seating area of light grey suede couches, large comfortable grey plaid Queen Anne armchairs coupled with stunning furniture that really will impress. Our reception area has undergone a complete makeover also which is stylish and impressive upon entry with a beautiful plush soft pink spa lounge seating area, directly outside; The Spa main entry doorway. This promises to relax you immediately before and after any treatment. Professional photography will follow in Jan, but all images and regular refurb updates are on our Facebook & Instagram pages. Presently we are proud to announce that our brand-new premium State of the art gym " Shear Fitness" is now open for business. Our 20-metre pool had a full refurbishment and final décor details are underway in this area. A new team of trained instructors are on hand to assist you with your fitness goals.

The Spa (RSVP’S Winner of Best Spa in Connaught Award 2018) has an exclusive add on of a brand-new beauty bar (Shear Beauty), which promises to take care of our guests every need. We are delighted to announce a collaboration with Renew Skincare Clinic opening its fifth store within the Spa itself. The Spa offers a variety of Image and Yon-ka treatments placing you in the healing hands of our experienced therapists Our bedrooms offer large comfortable bright warm spaces with plasma TV and all the mod cons. We have 104 room which will suit family, couples corporates and single guest breaks. Canal Bar Bistro is open 7 days a week from 10 am and the food is served from 12.30pm. We offer a hearty menu, with daily specials, super wine list, great pint or simply a good barista coffee. Our staff are efficient, friendly and warm and promise to take care of you throughout your stay

Every Friday – Sunday we offer live entertainment and for those who prefer a quiet place they can retire to one our Library or Lounge area.

Once you visit Shearwater Hotel & Spa, your journey will have just begun with Comer Group Ireland Hotels. Whether you come away with your family, as a couple or on a business trip, rest assure you will not regret it.



Welcome to The Spa in Shearwater Hotel & Spa, a newly branded and resigned space to massage your senses and help you settle into a well-designed relaxing interior space. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with the best quality Yonka products and treatments. We can assure you that you will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and revived.

We boast a wide range of Yonka therapies to suit everyone looking for the perfect relaxation treatment. Yon-Ka’s founding commitment is to give immediate and long-lasting visible results with a healing touch. The range has its roots in innovative scientific research, as it was first introduced to the aesthetics world 60 years ago as a treatment for burns victims in numerous hospitals throughout France.

This commitment to research and innovation combines with luxurious ingredients to deliver results-driven yet pampering treatments and products. As a result, Yon-Ka is now a widely known popular, award-winning and well-respected range worldwide.

Expert body therapies and unique massage techniques are combined for maximum results and at The Spa, ensuring you are given a sensational experience in all of our therapies.



It is with great excitement that the four-star Shearwater Hotel & Spa announce that our Ballroom will undergo a full and complete makeover from January 2019.

With the recent purchase of our property by Comer Group Ireland Hotels, it is a great time to get married in County Galway. Presently we are welcoming a very stylish makeover in our Lobby, Spa and Gym areas and graced with an interior designer who has an amazing eye. Great plans are firmly in place to present sophisticated elegant décor, boasting light grey panelled walls, natural touches of cream toned luxury, rich textured bespoke wallpaper, plush carpets, wooden floors, new doors, curtains, stunning candelabras draped in ivy, modern comfortable Chiavari cushioned chairs, floor length linen and much much more.

Our private outdoor space will bring the outside in, by utilising our wall to wall windowed garden setting and really wow your guests with smart landscaping, outdoor lighting, heating, brand new seating, seasonal planting, all of which will look fantastic in your wedding photography. Our mission is that you will have ample choice for photos around the hotel. More time with your guests and one less concern regarding your scenic photography!

Weddings have always been our speciality and fine food has always been a superior guarantee for our guests. Executive Head Chef Gary Murphy oversees every wedding as if it was his own and is very focused that each dish must exceed the other. This off course remains in the plan but will stand out even more given the proposed dining surroundings

We recently launched Shear-Beauty here in the Shearwater Hotel & Spa. This beautifully designed space is every bride's dream and offers the perfect backdrop for all your bridal prep.

Our expert Spa team, offer complimentary skin consultations to all our bridal couples, we are proud to announce that we have recently launched image skin care to 'THE SPA' Enjoy an image gift on us for all our newly booked brides.

Shearwater Hotel & Spa’s unique selling points continue to be; our private ballrooms location & size, the number of separate individual spaces outside of the ballroom to entertain your guests before and after the wedding, last but not least, our five-star quality food, efficient and professional service. We are so excited to offer a complete and brand-new offering by presenting an exclusive superior & complete an individual package, one we can guarantee will set the tone for the day.

Over the years couples have trusted us to deliver on every aspect of for their special day, this will never change! Whilst at present we offer a great product, we are content with the knowledge that couples booking their future weddings with our hotel will be gifted glamour and elegance to set us apart as one of the top hotels in Connaught. 


Shearwater Hotel & Spa