The County Arms Hotel is ideally located for corporate events and particularly national meetings and conferences.  30 minutes from Athlone, Portlaoise or Tullamore in the Midlands of Ireland, the County Arms Hotel Birr is under 2 hours from Dublin or Cork.  Galway or Limerick are both just over 1 hour away.

Meeting Rooms



No of Delegates

Daily Rental


Moorpark Room

Theatre Banquet



Sound / Screen / LCD / AC / DVD

Moorpark Room 1

Classroom U-Shape



Sound / Screen / LCD / AC / DVD

Moorpark Room 2




Sound / Screen / LCD / AC / DVD

Camcor Room




Screen / Flipchart

Mitchell Room




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Parsons Room




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Pugin Room




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Carroll Boardroom




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Coyne Boardroom




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Taoiseach’s Boardroom




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Michael Loughnane Suite

Executive Boardroom




Patrick White Suite

Executive Boardroom




Breakout Room 1-4




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Each meeting Room is charged on a daily basis including VAT.Rental costs include the following:

  • 1 Flipchart in every Room
  • Natural light in every Room
  • Wireless Broadband Internet
  • Complimentary Use of Additional Equipment for Residential Events (min 5 Bedrooms)

Additional Equipment:

  • TV & Video €35
  • TV & DVD Player €40
  • LCD €115
  • OHP €20

Each meeting Room is charged on a daily basis including VAT.

Conference Facilities

Our Moorpark room has a capacity of 500 delegates for conferences and we also offer large breakout rooms for 150, 100 and 70 respectively, together with a host of Boardrooms, private Dining Rooms and elegant Executive Suites.  A high-end audio visual system is backed up with free WiFi throughout the Hotel, as well as access for vehicle and product launches.  Our 4* Hotel Bedrooms enjoy free high speed internet access, as well as competitive corporate rates for conference delegates and commercial travellers.

As a family run Hotel since 1962, we promise flexibility, efficiency and experience and the knowledge that you’re dealing with the first Offaly member of Select Hotels of Ireland.Please contact Peter Loughnane to Book your next Corporate Event 057 9120791



Guests at the picturesque 4* County Arms Hotel enjoy the benefit of 3 generations of Loughnane family hotel keeping and as the leading Wedding Venue in Ireland’s Midlands for almost 50 years, we offer a flexibility and professionalism which is unrivalled.

Wedding Facilities

Barry, Conor and Peter Loughnane focus on providing help and advice, offering a genuine level of care that only a family Hotel can provide. With facilities including Leisure Club, Spa, 70 bedrooms, amazing Bridal Suites, capacity for weddings of all sizes; you can see why County Arms Hotel is the perfect destination in Ireland’s midlands.
You’ll love our beautiful private gardens for photographs. Choose from 2 breath taking bridal suites, either with free-standing bath and garden views or the four-poster with double Jacuzzi! The Moorpark Ballroom is perfect for large wedding receptions and we also specialise in intimate groups and civil ceremonies – strictly 1 Wedding per day. The 4* County Arms Hotel is loved by couples from Tipperary, Offaly, East Galway, Laois and Westmeath. The key to the County Arms Hotel is the service and attention provided by the Loughnane family and our team.

Civil Ceremonies

The County Arms Hotel, has a number of Rooms designated for Civil Ceremonies in Offaly. Since the law was changed in 2007, the HSE has the authority to grant a licence for a given room within the County Arms Hotel for the purpose of your Wedding ceremony. For many Brides & Grooms in 2013, you are looking for a ceremony which represents who you are, at which both you and your guests feel comfortable.

The Moorpark Ballroom has a capacity for up to 300 guests for a Civil Ceremony and has hosted some memorable Wedding ceremonies for large numbers of guests.

Their Georgian Suites are probably their most popular Wedding Ceremony destination within the County Arms Hotel and have hosted Weddings from Offaly, Tipperary, Dublin, Galway and all neighbouring Counties for up to 90 guests.

Civil Partnerships

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Please contact the County Arms Hotel today and speak with a member of the Loughnane family management team. We’ll work very closely with you to ensure that your day is remembered by all your guests as the Wedding to Remember.

Please call 057 9120791 and ask for Barry, Conor or Peter Loughnane.


Spa & Leisure

County Arms Hotel have just the therapy for you.  Make those stresses and pressures evaporate with a revitalising visit to the Springs Leisure Club. 

Our facility is stylishly designed and state-of-the-art as you’d expect.  Our qualified team are at hand to help you maximise your enjoyment whether its ‘going for the burn’ in the gym or laying back and unwinding in the hot tub.  We’ll delight in making the experience worthwhile. Our Hotel leisure facilities include the following

  • 20m swimming pool 
  • Kiddie’s pool 
  • Olympic Standard Gym 
  • Sauna 
  • Jacuzzi 
  • Hydrotherapy couch 
  • Steamroom   
  • Whirlpool
  • Free fitness and aqua aerobics classes for County Arms Hotel guests

We also offer the Springs Wellness Suites with Decleor Spa treatments and Monamuir peat therapy.  Choose from a range of overnight and midweek or weekend Spa packages allowing you to relax and unwind at great value. 


Bars & Restaurants

County Arms Hotel Birr offers a number of options for dining.

Wake up to Breakfast in Cooke’s restaurant overlooking our 200 year old walled garden. Mid-morning, cosy up beside the fire in our elegant foyer with your complimentary daily newspaper and enjoy homemade scones with jam and cream.
Bar 62 is the place for all day dining, maybe you could try a steaming mug of our excellent chowder, a salad of bacon and black pudding with wholegrain mustard and honey dressing or how about smoked salmon on Mother Loughnane’s brown bread.

Cooke’s Restaurant is a hive of activity in the evenings, particularly on weekends, and a real favourite with locals and hotel guests alike. We take great pride in our Steaks and our guests also enjoy Slow Roasted Lamb Shank, Wok fried Dublin Bay Prawns, as well as a wonderful selection of homemade ice-creams.

Private Dining is a speciality and we have a number of elegant Dining Rooms for family reunions, Tour Groups and other occasions – all available at no extra cost.



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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