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Shirley Arms Hotel

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Cavan, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in today for lunch. We both had a Seafood Chowder starter. This was lovely, plenty of fish and a nice base. Served with seeded bread. The main course I chose was the Beef and my partner had the Pork pie. Both were served with "Puréed carrot" which would need a straw or spoon to eat. The potatoes were similar...

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose to stay here for 6 nights in February while attending a class due to its location and the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. What a good decision!! This is a lovely hotel, with a lively bar, excellent restaurant and comfortable, well-appointed rooms. I shared a twin room with a friend from the class and there was actually enough...

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Shirley_Arms_hotel, General Manager at Shirley Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Shirley Arms Hotel for your recent stay in Monaghan and for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I was delighted to read that you found our rooms and service excellent. I hope in the future if you do return to Monaghan that we can have the pleasure of welcoming you...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came to the hotel for a family birthday party and cannot speak highly enough of it. One of the best hotels I have stayed in, room was amazing, staff unbelievably nice & helpful, amazing service and perfect food. Perfect stay!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful weekend. Staff were extremely friendly and always made sure we were sitting together for our meals. Food and accommodation were both outstanding!! Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Thoroughly recommend.

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Shirley_Arms_hotel, General Manager at Shirley Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anita, Thank you for choosing Shirley Arms Hotel for your recent trip to Monaghan and also for taking the time to post such a nice review. Your comments regarding our staff are great and I will make sure that they get informed about them. I do hope you will keep us in mind for any future trips to Monaghan,...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I celebrated my 65th birthday with a party at the Shirley Arms. Travelled from U.K. with a large family group, they all stayed at the hotel. I was totally satisfied with everything - the staff are fantastic, the food was delicious, the rooms are large with comfy beds. All of my group enjoyed their weekend stay and were full of...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Shirley arms offers top class food, can't fault anything I have ever eaten here, the hotel it's self is so cosy and inviting, so whether you eat the bar food or in the restaurant it is equally as fabulous and relaxing, staff also go above and beyond in serving you. Highly recommended

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Shirley_Arms_hotel, General Manager at Shirley Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Grainne for your kind review. We pride ourselves on offering great food and service to our customers. I will pass on your kind words to our staff. Many Thanks Micheal Muldoon

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Stay here for 4 nights for business in the neighbourhood. A typical no nonsense hotel. Clean, modern and comfortable. The personnel in the restaurant/bar are professional and friendly. There beds are great, sleep like a baby. It's quiet during the night. Internet is perfect which is a big plus fore a business stay. breakfast is typical Irish.

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Ireland
Reviewed 3 February 2017

went there with friends to have lunch. It was nice, and massive for 12 euros. The staff were friendly. It was rather quiet as it was weekday probably. It was a shame that one of the glasses were dirty...

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had seen The Shirley Arms Hotel on previous visits, but usually stay with family however on this occasion needed to book accommodation, we were very lucky in securing the last two rooms here for a 2 night stay. What a delight! Claire on reception was so helpful - as were all the staff, nothing too much trouble, happy to advice...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Called in to the The Shirley Arms for lunch with my family. Lovely surroundings very relaxing and quite homely in appearance. Nice selection of sandwiches and hot dishes. The service was attentive and friendly and the lunch was very good value.

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Shirley Arms Hotel is just an hour's drive from Dublin and Belfast, centrally located in the busy market town of Carrickmacross famous for its lace and where Patrick Kavanagh penned his famous poetry. If you are touring or on business, fancy a game of golf or just seeking a place to relax, the 4* Shirley Arms Hotel provides the perfect haven for lesiure or business traveller. The Shirley Arms offers something for everyone throughout the day and evening. From early morning we serve freshly brewed coffee, baked scones, pastries and traditional Full Irish Breakfast. Roast Carvery is served daily. In the afternoons the popular Shirley Grill Menu offers a wide and varied menu in luxurious surroundings, it is the perfect place to relax, wind down, meet friends and soak in the atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shirley Arms Hotel

Address: Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Monaghan > Carrickmacross
Price Range: $154 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shirley Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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“I preference the rooms at the back.”
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“Second floor quiet with lovely views”
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“Ask for a quiet room”
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“2nd floor is best”
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“Any room is nice”
 of 5 bubbles Rikib, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
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