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Shirley Arms Hotel

Main Street, Carrickmacross Ireland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Carrickmacross
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Paraffle wrote a review Dec 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom269 contributions133 helpful votes
We had visited The Shirley Arms a few years ago just for drinks/food and found it a pleasant experience. This visit was for a family reunion in Carrickmacross, Our son and family having arrived from almost two years of lockdown in Melbourne Aus. We were made very welcome by the staff, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was very comfortable with all the creature comforts you might expect. Where the Shirley Arms really scores big-time is with the friendliness of the staff. Sadly our Christmas reunion was trashed by Covid 19 and we were compelled to return to London. We will return and The Shirley Arms will be our haven of choice.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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davesN8130LR wrote a review Nov 2021
Dunshaughlin, Ireland15 contributions6 helpful votes
Myaelf and my wife recently travelled here for our wedding anniversary. From the moment we checked in the staff were absolutely brilliant and so attentive to our needs they couldn't do enough for us. I would highly recommend it. The food in the restaurant was delicious and fantastic value
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is parking on site and plenty of it and it's free to hotel patrons and guests
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Deirdre C wrote a review Oct 2021
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I had the most wonderful stay here last weekend. The Food was of a very high standard,very generous portions and a lot of variety to suit everyones needs.The Manager and Staff were fantastic and looked after us to the highest standard.Lovely Breakfast also.Will definitely be back here💯
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Angela wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at the Shirley Arms for one night only. The food, value and most of all customer service was excellent. Friendliest staff I have ever come across in a hotel. The bed was like a marshmallow and the pillows were so comfortable. I could have stayed forever...
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Date of stay: October 2021
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FoggMurphys wrote a review Sep 2021
London251 contributions551 helpful votes
Just stayed for two nights. The room was spacious and well appointed but it was dusty and generally grubby. The large windows in the hallway were dirty and the floor in the dining room at breakfast was littered with debris from the night before. On each morning at 8.30 there was vaccuming in progress in the hallway outside the dining area but this needed to be done earlier. When I mentioned the lack of cleanliness when we checked out, the receptionist clearly knew what we were talking about and said they were having difficulty getting housekeeping staff. Breakfast was average.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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US$149 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandCounty MonaghanCarrickmacross
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shirley Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shirley Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Masterapiece (0.2 km), Carrickmacross workhouse (0.4 km), and Dusty O'Neills (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shirley Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Shirley Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shirley Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shirley Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fiddlers Elbow, The courthouse, and Shirley Arms Hotel.
Is Shirley Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Carrickmacross.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shirley Arms Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Shirley Arms Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Shirley Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Mochta's House (11.9 km), St. Daig's Monastery And Round Tower (9.6 km), and St Mary's Priory (11.9 km).
Is Shirley Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.