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Shirley Arms Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Eileen S Ardee, Ireland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ardee, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called into " Shirley Arms Hotel" in Carrickmacross last week for Lunch!! Beautiful Hotel, Staff very Friendly, The Hotel is spotless and the Lunch was beautiful and Plenty on the plate!! Really enjoyed and will be back again!!

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Dundalk, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was taken here for the night as a surprise for my 60th birthday. Have to say was disappointed when we arrived in Carrick and saw where we were staying but from the moment we entered the hotel I have to say everything was absolutely excellent! The staff were so. Friendly, professional and helpful. The food was excellent serveice ditto and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

During our stay here we were made feel really welcome. Our room was a delight to stay in. The hotel was quaint and trendy, at the same time. All staff was friendly and exceedingly helpful. We look forward to our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful location really friendly staff. Clean comfortable rooms. Superb food. An overall very enjoyable relaxing staff. Will highly recommend to friends and family. Look forward to returning. A big thank you to all the staff. Receptionist Fiona is lively and does a wonderful job. Great price.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed at the Shirley Arms about 5 times for special family occasions. The staff are very professional, helpful and friendly. The rooms are bright and airy, with comfortable beds. We were upgraded to the bridal suite on our last stay, which was very nice. The food is excellent. Central location on the Main Street. Relaxed atmosphere in the bar, with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is about the fifth time we have stayed here, lovely room, great service and helpful & friendly staff that can't do enough for you. Great food, great bar, great Guinness. Would not consider staying anywhere else in carrickmacross, look forward to return.

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Ardee, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had a so called meal here last Saturday lunch time, never again, my partner's was ok, roast beef, but I ordered Thai Chicken. apart from a long delay, due to Communion Day and can be excused (not my gripe) the chicken pieces were semi-burnt on one side and sorta soft on the other side but THE BIG GRIPE I HAD... More

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Micheal M, General Manager at Shirley Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lara1215, Many Thanks for your recent post to Trip Advisor. We at the Shirley Arms Hotel value our customers opinions both the positive reviews and the negative reviews. It is because of our loyal customers and their continued support that we continue to grow and achieve the best we can. With regards to your experience in the Shirley Arms,... More

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here to attend a friend's wedding. The hotel was well located with free car parking, which was a bonus. The staff were very accommodating to our requests (ie. washing & massage services). Our room was spacious, good selection for breakfast & attentive bar staff. Our only issue was the Hotel having cold water for one day, which unfortunately... More

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Belfast
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16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Stayed here for the weekend as friends were getting married in Nuremore and we left it too late to get booked in there. Booked quickly as the price was great and we really weren't expecting very much but I have to say we were all very happy with the hotel. The rooms were large, clean and decked out with a... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We found the Shirley Arms by chance as we travelled. It was teatime on a Sunday, and there were several families enjoying themselves. Service was prompt and pleasant, the pot of tea was generous and my chocolate fondant was to die for. We didn't have long this time, but will certainly consider a stay here when we are in Co... More

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Address: Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Monaghan > Carrickmacross
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shirley Arms Hotel 4*
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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 
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