Shirley Arms Hotel

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Main Street, Carrickmacross, Monaghan,
Mr Michael Muldoon
T: +353(0)429673100

Shirley Arms Hotel is one of the top hotels in Monaghan. Boasting 25 luxurious bedrooms including standard rooms, family rooms and a Bridal Suite.

The Shirley Arms Hotel is a lovingly restored hotel situated in the heart of Carrickmacross. The Shirley Arms Hotel is a formal classical composition built in the early 19th Century. The building sits in a prominent position on the former Shirley estate forming part of the formal set piece of what is now known as Courthouse Square, a neat and elegant closing of the vistas of the Main Street and the Castleblayney Road.

The Shirley Arms Hotel and Carrickmacross offers history and heritage and the hotel itself has benefited from a meticulous and tasteful refurbishment over the last 10 years by its present owner. Located in the heart of Carrickmacross, the hotel is the ideal base to discover the best of what Carrickmacross has to offer.

Situated across from Carrickmacross Lace, the hotel is the perfect base for guests who are interested in learning about history of Carrickmacross Lace and the hotel can arrange demonstrations from the Carrickmacross Lace Ladies in their hotel for guests and groups.

The Workhouse located 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel is also another essential visit when coming to the area. This beautiful building was constructed for the relief of the poor of Carrickmacross town and adjoining parishes in 1841. The Workhouse is now an a not for profit Community Resource Training, Heritage and Tourist Centre.

Walking Tours of Carrickmacross takes place every Saturday morning (May to October) from outside the hotel. It aims to bring alive the vibrant history of the Town. The Shirley Arms can arrange requested walking tours for any of groups staying in the hotel. Tours of the Workhouse can also be arranged.

Carrickmacross is also in close proximity to the Patrick Kavanagh Centre and it is a must see on your visit to Carrickmacross. Carrickmacross is steeped in stories, heritage and offers what is truly Irish.

The hotel itself offers 25 luxurious Bed And Breakfast accommodations. The hotel is home to one of the best restaurants in Monaghan and has been awarded AA Rosette for many years in recognition for their achievements.

The Shirley restaurant is unrivalled and offers an eclectic blend of superb Irish cuisine. The hotel pride themselves in offering excellent food and service and the local staff are always delighted to chat to all guests about the hotel and town. The lounge is renowned for its relaxed and warm atmosphere amongst guests and their aim is to offer home from home when they are staying in this 4 Star hotel.