Fodor's Expert Review Bush Hotel

Main St., , Co. Leitrim, Ireland

With roots stretching back to 1794, this historic and convivial hotel enjoys a central location in the heart of Carrick. Leaning heavily on its past, the hotel showcases displays of its memorabilia, although it has undergone renovation. In 2017 the Michael Collins Room opened to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the republican revolutionary's stay in the hotel in 1917, when his movements were being monitored. The room comes with period-piece furniture, china cups and cookware, and an antique telephone. Guest rooms are comfortable and unfussy; ask for a modern room at the rear away from street noise. Lunchtime diners can enjoy hearty platefuls of roast beef, potatoes, and peas while soaking up a cross section of local Leitrim life.

PROS

  • superb breakfast
  • relaxing place to appreciate the layers of Irish history
  • comfortable rooms

CONS

  • room lights slow to warm up but all in an eco-friendly cause
  • noisy revelers on main street
  • not many amenities

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 071-967–1000

HOTEL DETAILS

54 rooms

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