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Our Family


Michael & Margaret Loughnane founded the County Arms Hotel in Birr in June 1962. Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2012, we are delighted that the Loughnane family continues to own and run this welcoming Hotel today. Willie & Gene have run the County Arms Hotel for almost 40 years and are still very much the driving forces behind the County Arms Hotel. Their sons Barry, Conor & Peter are trusted with their legacy today and focus on managing the day to day operation with the help of Barry’s wife Adeline, our Housekeeping manager and youngest brother Andrew who makes sure everything works properly – a vital role. Sarahgene is often seen lending a hand behind the Bar on days off from her teaching.

Our team is a vital element of the Hotel and some of our staff have been employed here at the Hotel for decades. We’re very proud of the sincere welcome they offer and the care they provide – if there’s anything any of us can do to make your stay here at the County Arms Hotel more enjoyable, please just ask.