27 Sept 2022

County Arms Hotel

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By Express Reporternews@leinsterexpress.ieTwitter: @laoisnews

The 4* County Arms Hotel is beautifully situated on a 9 acre estate in the Heritage town of Birr.

A superbly restored Georgian house, the County Arms Hotel is run by the Loughnane family and places great importance on quality of food and service. Renowned as the most impressive wedding destination hotel in the Midlands and beyond.

Family run since 1962, the County Arms Hotel is well known for providing the ideal Wedding setting.

Our stunning gardens offer an ideal backdrop for the most important photographs of your life. An archway of roses leads to Ireland’s only restored gazebo, housing vines in the summer and autumn months. The Hotel itself is 200 years old and other features in the walled garden include the original stone-walls and garden gate.

If the weather is unkind, we have a number of graceful suites in the Georgian House, perfect for elegant photographs that you will treasure. Our stunning setting means you can come straight from the Church and enjoy your photographs in the company of your friends and family, while our dedicated team serve homemade canapés and complimentary arrival refreshments.

At the County Arms Hotel, a great emphasis is placed on the award-winning food.

We will consult with you to create a personalized Menu for your Wedding day and all dietary preferences are catered for. Elaborate evening food are also very popular and the experience gained by Barry and Conor Loughnane in some of the finest Hotels in the US and London means that we are leading the way when it comes to providing an innovative option for your Wedding day.

We offer a variety of banqueting suites. Up to 350 guests can be catered for in the Moorpark Ballroom with Private Bar, smoking courtyard and reception lobby. A variety of smaller suites in the Original Georgian House are ideal for your civil ceremony or wedding receptions between 20 and 95 guests. The Loughnane family provides complete exclusivity – 1 wedding per day.

Each of the 70 bedrooms and suites are designed with comfort in mind.

You will choose your complimentary Bridal Suite on your first visit to the Hotel, each over 1,900 sq. ft. with features such as four poster bed, free standing bath, double Jacuzzi, separate living room, floor to ceiling Georgian windows.

Your guests will enjoy modern 4* comfort with Family Rooms, disabled access rooms, all at specially reduced rates for your wedding day. Reduced 2 Night packages are also available.

Central to the appeal of the 4* County Arms Hotel is the Springs Leisure Club incorporating 20m Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam-room and Jacuzzi, as well as an innovative hydrotherapy couch, whirlpool, heated day beds and salt-water footbaths.

The Beauty Rooms with ‘New U Beauty’ at the Springs Club are very popular for our exclusive range of hair & beauty, not to mention the manicure & pedicure facility, spray tanning and make up.

Within 90 minutes of Dublin, the County Arms Hotel Birr is an ideal venue for Wedding Receptions from all over the midlands of Ireland. Thurles, Athlone, Portlaoise and Loughrea are all within 45 minutes drive. Tullamore, Templemore, Nenagh, Roscrea, Mountrath and Portumna are all within 30 minutes drive.

Wedding Viewing Weekend Saturday 5th November 2.00 to 8.0pm and Sunday 6th November 2.00 to 6.00pm. Great opportunity to view the hotel as it would be on your Wedding Day.

Meet with our preferred Wedding Suppliers.

To arrange an appointment please contact Barry or Conor Loughnane, T: 057 9120791 or visit

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