Fodor's Expert Review Slieve Russell Hotel Golf and Country Club

Off N87, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Outdoors types, especially golfers, prick up their ears when they hear of the facilities on offer at this modern country hotel set on 300 acres—apart from two golf courses, it also has an excellent health club. From the outside, this hotel looks like a rather wan 20th-century redo of a stately home. One comes here for modern-day luxuries and de-stressing activities, not the grace notes of yesteryear. In 2020, the hotel invested heavily in its lifestyle and golf facilities—both its courses have been accredited by the Professional Golfers' Association—and some suites were upgraded. The bright and sprightly bedrooms have chunky, Art Deco–style furniture. White linen and wrought-iron chandeliers decorate the formal Conall Cearnach restaurant, where the extensive menu includes traditionally prepared and locally sourced dishes featuring lamb, steak, chicken, duck, and monkfish. The Setanta restaurant is more informal, while the Summit Restaurant, overlooking the golf course, serves tasty snacks. 


  • opulent rooms, all with large beds
  • excellent dining options
  • convenient place to break up a journey between Dublin and Sligo


  • busy with families during school breaks
  • unimpressive exterior
  • late-night noise in some areas


Romantic, Service, Outdoor


Phones: 049-952–6444


222 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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