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Brosna Lodge Hotel
Banagher-on-the-Shannon
Co. Offaly (Map midlands - H12)


A family-owned Townhouse Hotel in the small town of Banagher-on-the-Shannon.

Accommodation: There are 14 elegant bedrooms, all with ensuite shower and bath, multi-channel TV, phone. Room Service is available.

Bar & Restaurant: The Fields restaurant.
Pat's Olde Bar - an old-fashioned bar with open fires, bar food. Live music and traditional sessions at weekends.

Location: Banagher is a small town with a long street of tidy houses running alongside the river Shannon, 25 miles south of Athlone.

Nearby: 10th century Clonmacnoise
Fishing upstream & downstream of Banagher, pike, roach and bream, with perch and carp to be found on Meelick Weir.
Golf - there are 10 18-hole courses in the area.


Cavan Crystal Hotel
Dublin Road
Cavan Cavan (Map midlands - I8)


A contemporary new hotel offering a 4-star standard of accommodation & service, Cavan Crystal hotel is the new standard for luxury in the Cavan area, with eye catching interior design, native Irish woods, handcrafted brick and contemporary Cavan Crystal.

Accommodation: 85 beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms are fitted out to the highest standards with remote control TV, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilites plus iron & ironing board.

Bar & Restaurant:
Opus One restaurant - contemporary decor, excellent food, professional staff. Menu which combines the best of modern Irish cuisine and an extensive wine list,
Atrium Bar - rich wood finishings and bright, sky-lit feel; entertainment every Fri & Sat night.

Services & Facilities:
Residents' lounge.
Zest Health & Fitness club, with 18m pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam-room & fully equipped gymnasium.
Azuma hair salon.
Utopia Health and Beauty clinic offers facials, manicures, massage..
Conference & banqueting suites; a choice of two major conference areas and a number of smaller meeting rooms. Facilities include top-of-the-range audio-visual equipment, ISDN video conferencing and Teleconferencing.

Location: Situated on the N3 just a few minutes drive from the town centre and just over one and half hours from Dublin or Belfast.

Nearby:
Cavan Crystal showroom & Visitor Centre.
County Cavan Golf Club
Equestrian Centre

Awards & Memberships: Regional Northern Winner 2004 for excellence in Accommodation Standards, presented by the Irish Accommodation Services Institute. 


County Arms Hotel
Railway Road
Birr Co. Offaly (Map shannon - G12)


A family-run hotel set in its own wooded grounds just outside Birr town, the County Arms hotel is a fine Georgian building dated 1810. The Georgian features have been well preserved and complemented by the decor, furniture and prints.

Accommodation: With 24 ensuite bedrooms recently renovated including 2 bedrooms adapted with facilities for the disabled. All rooms have tea/coffee facilities, direct-dial phone and tv.

Facilities & Services: The hotel dining room,in an elegant Georgian room, provides A la Carte and Table dHote menus.
The Lounge Bar is comfortable, often hosting musical entertainment. Serves bar food all day.

Location: Located in Birr town in the midlands, within 2 hours drive of either Dublin, Galway or Shannon. Just outside Birr on the Roscrea road (N62).

Nearby: Golfing can be arranged at a number of courses nearby.
Birr Castle Demesne with world-famous Telescope and Botanic Gardens
Slieve Bloom mountains, Offaly bog landscape
Locke's Distillery Museum
Clonmacnoise - Monastery and ancient crosses


Creggan Court Hotel
N6 centre
Athlone Co. Westmeath (Map midlands - H10)


Member of Mulcahy Hotel Group with 5 hotels in Ireland, Creggan Court Hotel is a new hotel located just outside Athlone.

Accommodation: There are 75 bedrooms, ensuite with facilities including cable TV, direct-line phone, ISDN, hairdryer. Non-smoking rooms can be requested. Children catered for.

Bar & Restaurant: Granary Bar & Restaurant serves Carvery lunch and evening A la Carte
The Lemon Tree Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner

Facilities & Services: Accessible by wheelchair, elevator to all floors and there are bedrooms equipped for disabled guests.
Conference facilities for up to 100 delegates

Nearby: There are 9 Golf courses in the area; Fishing on Rivers Suck and Shannon.
Birr Castle Demesne and Gardens
Clonmacnoise - 6th Century monastic site.


Lough Allen Hotel & Spa
Drumshanbo
Co. Leitrim (Map midlands - G7)


Situated on the shores of Lough Allen, a short walk away from the picturesque town of Drumshanbo, Lough Allen Hotel and Spa is contemporary in design, yet respectful of the surrounding scenery, and provides true relaxation with a great choice of sports and leisure facilities together with health and beauty treatments.

Accommodation: There are 59 guestrooms and 6 suites, individually designed.

Bar and Restaurant:
RUSHES RESTAURANT provides evening meals and Sunday lunch, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
THE DRUMLIN BAR - great views through huge windows over Lough Allen. Outside decking runs along the length of the bar so you can can dine and relax al fresco: lunch is served daily in the Drumlin Bar.

Facilities:
OSHADI SPA- Luxurious Health and Beauty treatments including massages, facials, body wraps and long soaks in the Jacuzzi waters.

SPORTS & LEISURE-
- Swimming Pool, Children's Pool, Outdoor Hot Tub
- Gymnasium, Exercise Classes, Yoga, Cycling,
- Nature Walks, Lakeland Walks, Bird Watching,
- Tennis, Badminton, Squash & Indoor Soccer available locally.

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE- The Moorlands Equestrian Centre located in the hotel grounds - for all standards of rider from a complete beginner to advanced.
Horse Riding, Pony Trekking, Lessons for all standards & ages, Indoor and Outdoor Arenas.

OUTDOOR PURSUITS CENTRE- On the lakeshore and in the hotel grounds, lessons for both beginners and advanced are available; all equipment may be hired.
- Canoeing
- Sailing
- Sail boarding
- Hill walking

CHILDREN- Children's facilities include:
- Children's Pool, Swimming Lessons
- Seasonal Kiddies Club, Picnics
- Outdoor Play area, Tennis, Cycling
- Bird Watching, Nature Trails
- Riding Lessons, Pony Trekking, Canoeing & Sailing.

GOLF- Ideal base for a golfing break with Carrick-on-Shannon (18 holes) 15 minute drive away and Blacklion (9 holes), Slieve Russell (18 holes) and Ballinamore (9 holes) all within a 45 minute drive.

CRUISING- You can hire a cruiser for the day to explore Lough Allen or the Lough Erne Waterway through Leitrim Village.

How to get there: From Dublin, take the N4 direction Sligo. At Carrick-on-Shannon follow the signs for Drumshanbo.
From Belfast take the M1/A4 in the direction of Dungannon and Enniskillen. Then to Blacklion, Dowra and on to Drumshanbo.
From Limerick/Shannon Airport - N18 through Ennis to Galway. Then N17 to Tuam where signs N63 to Roscommon should be followed. Roscommon-Tulsk Elphin - Carrick-on-Shannon - Drumshanbo.
BY TRAIN: A mainline train runs daily from Dublin to Carrick-on-Shannon. From there it is just a short Taxi ride to The Lough Allen Hotel & Spa.

Nearby: DRUMSHANBO - beautifully preserved traditional town with plenty of traditional pubs, live music (for which the area is famous) and small local shops.
Local Visitor Attractions include:
- Parke's Castle
- Manorhamilton Castle and Heritage Centre
- Swan Island Open Farm
- Sean Mac Diarmada Homestead, Genealogical Centre.


The Heritage, Portlaoise
Jessop Street
Portlaoise Co. Laois (Map midlands - J12)


Located in the Midlands, in the town of Portaloise, The Heritage is a new 4-star hotel with impressive facilities and award-winning luxurious accommodation.

Surrounded by the Great Heath of Maryborough and near to the Slieve Bloom mountains, there are par 3 & 18-hole Golf courses nearby; just an hour from Dublin.
The hotel Leisure Centre includes a 20m deck swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, modern gym. A Beauty Spa with 7 rooms provides a range of massages and treatments.
There are Deluxe and Executive Bedrooms; all rooms have direct-dial phone, cable tv, modem point, voice mail, luxury toiletries, tea-coffee tray, hairdryer, trouser press, iron, magazines.
The hotel provides a choice of 3 restaurants, 2 pub bars and a night-club. Guests can avail of free parking, free entry to night-club, use of Leisure Centre and discounts on many treatments at the Beauty Spa.


Hodson Bay Hotel
Hodson Bay
Athlone Co. Westmeath (Map midlands - H10)


The Hodson Bay hotel is right on the shores of Lough Ree in the midlands, surrounded by an 18-hole Golf course, with Swimming pool & Leisure Centre.

Accommodation: Most rooms have great views of the lake and islands. All bedrooms have direct-dial phone with voice mail, tv, trouser press, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer.

Bar & Restaurant: The hotel provides a great choice of wining & dining, with the AA award-winning L'escale restaurant; the Garden restaurant where breakfast is served overlooking the lake; the Waterfront Bar & carvery with entertainment at weekends; snacks and sandwiches available all day.

Facilities & Services:
Leisure Centre with Gym, Indoor heated Pool, sauna & steam rooms, aromatherapy, massage.
Golf-the hotel is surrounded by an 18-hole Championship Golf course; the Glasson Golf course (designed by Christy O'Connor)is across the lake, and there are 10 Golf courses within 30 minutes drive.
Marina with boat trips and water sports.
Kids playroom; Childrens activities club for ages 4 - 12.

Location: Right on the shores of Lough Ree in the midlands. 5 minutes drive from Athlone. From either Galway or Dublin: take the Athlone N6 Bypass. Exits from the N6 are well signposted - take the N61 Exit for Roscommon and Hodson Bay, further 5 minutes to Hotel, just off N61.

Please note that the guaranteed check in time is not until 16.30; should an earlier check in time be required the Hotel will do its utmost to accommodate guests.


 

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