The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me – twelve drummers drumming and the most glamorous Christmas Party for me!


Spend Christmas day in front of the fire instead of the oven as The Twelve prepares an all organic Christmas day dinner for you to take home - Download the order form here

Following on from the many relieved and anxiety-free diners populating the immediate Bearna area and further afield last year, this year The Twelve Bakery shop at The Twelve Hotel continues to take much of the stress and hassle out of your Christmas dinner, with a series of life-changing,time-saving and delicious offers!

Order before the 21st December and The Twelve  will prepare a splendid Christmas feast for you – turkey, ham plus all the essential tasty trimmings –which you can collect on Christmas Eve and serve to your delighted family and friends on Christmas Day. They’ll even let you take all the credit for yourself as the plaudits come flying in!

Ideal for those who don’t have time to cook, who find cooking stressful, who have just too many people to cook for all by themselves,or those who simply want to relax and spend Christmas day stuffing themselves instead of a whole turkey, The Bakery Shop at The Twelve has a turkey and ham hock wellington dinner for €46 for two people and €86 for four people. This comes with all the trimmings including stuffing,roast potatoes, vegetables and cranberry sauce., as well as a bottle of Mulled Wine to enjoy whilst it cooks.  Or, indulge yourself and pre-order a luscious Alder smoked ham cooked on The Green Egg and priced at €38.00 for a whole 3kg and €20 for 1.5kg.

Also on the ‘Take The Twelve Home’ menu:

Thornhill Confit Duck Leg, local leaves, chestnuts and cranberries €20 for two persons, 

Goat’s Cheese Tartlet with creamed leek and onion €20 for two,

Seasonal Vegetable Soup by the pint €15 – Plus Lobster Bisque, Wild Mushroom Soup

Sides of Creamed Mash Potato, Root Vegetables, Braised Red Cabbage and Smoked Bacon Stuffing. (€12 to €16 per pint)

Also available from The Twelve’s culinary brigade are jars of gorgeous confit of duck, cranberry and apple chutney, honey and maple mustard glaze for your ham, rosemary and orange jam, delectable red wine and herb jus, perfect for the turkey (pint for €12), a cranberry, Cointreau and sloe gin relish, duck fat for the perfect crispy spuds, a smoked pancetta, sage and chervil stuffing.

Of course, you can also order desserts like the signature 1lb Christmas pudding with dangerously tasty homemade brandy butter, lush trifles, classic tiramisu, signature ‘Stout 1’ puddings, chocolate yule logs, cheesecakes, banoffees, and bags of mulled wine marshmallows and West restaurant’s fudge.

The Twelve Bakery is also a treasure trove of stocking-stuffers for foodies, with onion marmalades, preserves, organic chocolates, fabulous wines and amazing olive oils sourced from good friends of The Twelve in Marche, Italy. The Twelve Bakery would also be delighted to fill a hamper choc-full of your particular favourites for the perfect Christmas gift!  As always, goodies are also available gluten-free.

Christmas Parties
If you’re looking for a Christmas Party that’s that little bit special, where great food is integral, the stunning Twelve Hotel might just be the place for you. 
Hosting intimate parties from 12 to 100 close friends in what has become regarded as Ireland’s chicest hotel and Ireland's Hotel of The Year 2018,
The Twelve Nights of Christmas Party is certainly the most attractive way to celebrate the festive season. 
As ever, there are many options to suit all tastes and wallets at The Twelve. Choose from casual evenings in The Pins GastroBar, an elaborate gourmet evening with our friends in West Restaurant or the remaining available party nights on certain weekends in December taking place in Na Beanna Beola Ballroom. 

Aside from throwing their usual party on The Twelfth of the Twelfth, The Twelve are also celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas - a celebration of the best local artisan producers. These specially selected suppliers are known as the ’12 Food Apostles’ and include Gannet Fishmongers,Marty’s Mussels, artisan butcher James McGeoughs, Beechlawn Organic Farm, Caragh's Microherbs, crab meat supplier Joe Gerilhy, Galway Hooker Beer, Connemara Abalone, Comharchunam Sliog Eisc Connemara Cho Scallops, Solaris Organic Herbal Teas and Arran Islands Cheese Cheese.

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a concept fashioned by the hotel’s General Manager Fergus O’Halloran, who is a Fáilte Ireland FoodAmbassador. Fergus has a tremendous passion and belief in the importance of food tourism and in showcasing local ingredients and skills. “When I returned from my Fáilte Ireland familiarisation trip to Prince Edward County in Canada, I was more convinced than ever about the importance of businesses working together with the local community to help build Ireland’s food tourism reputation, encouraging visitors tostop, spend and stay longer. By showcasing the very best local and regional produce we can really evoke a unique sense of place, andpromote Ireland as an unspoilt environment. These twelve producers which we have selected for the 12 Days of Christmas are our twelve Food Apostles in terms of what The Twelve Hotel and the local Galway area has to offer in terms of quality ingredients. They really are world-class.” See them immortalised in the basement car park as 'The Food Trail'.