Accommodation in Carrickmacross

Carrickmacross Arts Festival is perfect for both families and individuals who want the “festival experience” without the muddy camping and sleepless nights.

With that in mind, Carrickmacross and the surrounding area has a fantastic range of quality accommodation options for all tastes and budgets. Local hotels and B&Bs regularly offer special packages for anyone attending our festival. Simply click on your preference below and choose what’s right for you. Remember to mention “Carrickmacross Arts Festival” when booking and you’ll be able to avail of exclusive packages for your stay in beautiful County Monaghan.

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 The Shirley Arms Hotel * * * *Shirley-Arms-41

A two minute walk from the festival site, the stunning 4 star Shirley Arms Hotel  offers modern luxury and comfort. A perfect place to relax and recharge after a day of glorious festival fun. We also recommend treating yourself in their award winning restaurant. Delicious!


Treacy’s Hotel Monaghan * * * *

The latest addition to the Treacy Hotel Group, the newly renovated 4-star Treacy’s Hotel Monaghan is 5 minute drive from the festival site in the heart of South Monaghan.  With one of the finest restaurants in the area and 50 luxurious bedrooms, including standard and family rooms, they are offering exclusive Festival Ticket and Accommodation packages – but only while stocks last!


The Nuremore Hotel * * * *Hotel_Nuremore

The Four Star Nuremore Hotel is a Family owned hotel in a picturesque setting just one mile from the festival site. The hotel is nestled between woodland, lakes and a sprawling 18 hole golf course. Oh and fancy an early morning swim or sauna? The Nuremore Leisure centre will re-energise you for another day of festival activities.


Cabra Castle * * * *

Located on the Monaghan Cavan border, Cabra Castle Hotel is just a ten minute drive from Carrickmacross Arts Festival. This magnificent 19th century 4 Star Castle Hotel rests in 100 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and parkland. Perfect for families or for a couple’s retreat, Cabra offers luxury accommodation at affordable prices.


B&Bs, Guest Houses & Self-Catering

Arradale House

Arradale House is a Failte Ireland approved family run bed and breakfast situated just outside the town of Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. A 5 minute drive from the Carrickmacross Arts Festival site, Arradale offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere, with scenic views of the local countryside.


Nurebeg House

Just 2 miles from the festival site. Nurebeg House offers a warm friendly welcome in a homely relaxed atmosphere with excellent food and accommodation. If you’re looking for good value and a personable experience then this 6 bedroom Bed and Breakfast will be perfect for your festival weekend.


Lisanisk House

Less than five minutes of a walk from the festival. Lisanisk House can offer either Bed and Breakfast or Self-catering facilities. This tranquil urban retreat feels like a countryside residence with it’s location overlooking the picturesque Lisanisk Lake.

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Gleneven Guest House

6 miles from Carrickmacross, Gleneven house is deep in Kavanagh country. This Georgian Style house is in the village of Inniskeen, the perfect base-camp for the culturally curious. Regular bus services operate to and from Carrickmacross.


Hillside House

Stone country house with self-catering accommodation. 2 double bedrooms, one ensuite plus sole use of a bathroom. (suitable for 4 or two single occupants) Kitchenette – with fully equipped cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, table and chairs, own entrance – 10 minute drive from Carrickmacross.

Contact – Frances 0877538573 or email –


The Riverbank Guesthouse

The Riverbank Country Pub & Guesthouse offers first class accomodation, delicious wholesome food and most importantly the experience of four generations of genuine hospitality. Just under 5 miles from the Arts Festival venue.


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Tonight is our big fundraiser night for Carrickmacross Arts Festival. Irish themed table quiz followed by live Trad session. We'd really appreciate your support. See you all at 9. #Carrickmacross #monaghan ...

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Tonight is our big fundraiser night for Carrickmacross Arts Festival. Irish themed table quiz followed by live Trad session. We'd really appreciate your support. See you all at 9. #Carrickmacross #monaghan ...

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Here's another AnswerSmash for you to get you in the mood for this evening:
Hometown of Ardal O’Hanlon…… and Fictional D4 Rugby fan created by Paul Howard

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In tonight's quiz we'll be doing an AnswerSmash round. So basically each answer is two answers smashed into one.
For example:

Russian Leader.......... and Peter Pan's fairy friend

Answer: Vladimir PuTinkerbell

Here's one for you all to try:
Atonement, Brooklyn & Ladybird Actress……. and Boyzone star who sang “Life is a Rollercoaster”

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