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Check into an Irish family-run Hotel and you’ll begin to understand the love and care that we offer to our staff and customers. Here at the County Arms Hotel, we focus on providing you with the comfort, enjoyment and sincerity that you expect when you visit a close friend. A family-run Hotel to us, is the kind of place where the barman knows your drink, where the Breakfast waitress orders your bacon extra crispy and you can phone down for a free jug of fresh milk instead of that UHT stuff.

There are certain intangibles that make a Hotel staff member special, and none of them can be taught. When you visit the County Arms Hotel, you should expect the small things to be taken care of, that the answer will always be YES and that you’ll leave knowing you were looked after.

Kids club and hotel family facilities

Each family bedroom at the County Arms Hotel is equipped with either a set of bunk beds or 2 single beds (which will sleep two children) and a queen size bed for parents. An extra bed or a cot will comfortably fit in our family bedrooms if required giving a maximum capacity of 2 adults and 3 children. Please request Bunk-beds when making your reservation as they are always our most popular Bedrooms.

Up to 2 children Under 12 stay Free when sharing with 2 Adults. Full Irish Breakfast is included for each Adult, Children pay €5 for Breakfast. Babysitting is available by contacting the County Arms Hotel directly and Kids club runs during the school holidays including mid-term, easter and every week during July and August. DVD players are available for hire and the Hotel reception offers a range of movies for all ages. Please visit our activities page for ideas on things to do with children in the Birr, Offaly and midlands area

Family activities

Cool Outdoor Stuff:

Brand New Cycle Trail in Slieve Bloom Mountains - Ideal for families and all levels of mountain bike enthusiast (free)

Lough Boora Parklands & Sculpture Trail – Includes 1km interactive sculpture trail which kids will love using indigenous materials, mesolithic site, wetland reserve, cycle trail.  Located in a former Bord na Mona bog. (Free)

Birr Castle Gardens, Great Telescope & Discover Primary Science Centre (Admission Fee applies)

Portumna Forest Park – Nature at its finest with hideouts and lookouts and animals including Red Squirrel & Deer (Free)

Outdoor adventure Camp takes place every Summer at Birr Outdoor education centre next door to the County Arms Hotel. For full details please visit

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