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The market town of Carrickmacross is home to this handsome stone-built hotel, once called White's, a name that lives on in its principal dining room, which is kitted out in checkered upholstery with wood dividers and big floral pictures. The style is modern Irish brasserie.

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Irish brasserie food in a handsome Georgian house

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- AA Inspector
Shirley Arms Hotel
Main Street, CARRICKMACROSS, Co Monaghan
Phone : 042 9673100

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 9
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 7
  • Cuisine style: Modern Irish
  • Vegetarian menu

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About The area

Discover County Monaghan

County Monaghan was once part of the old kingdom of Ulster, but since the partition in 1922 it has been part of the Republic. It is a county of pleasant though unspectacular scenery, characterised by round drumlin hills, relics of the last ice age. The county is also known for the exquisite hand-made lace it exports all over the world, with examples in Buckingham Palace and the White House. The ‘little hills’ from which Monaghan takes its name, form a landscape of glacial drumlins, the low ‘basket of eggs’ topography caused by the passage of great ice sheets. Amid these countless ridges of boulder clay lie dozens of lakes, making this a popular county with anglers.

The small county town has a neat shopping street, a good local museum and the nearby Market House, which is a surprisingly elegant Georgian affair from 1792. Grander in scale is the enormous Gothic-revival Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Macartan, standing high on the east side of town. Notable people from Monaghan include poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967), boxer Barry McGuigan, and comedy actor Ardal O’Hanlan, best known as Father Dougal in Father Ted.

 

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