About Us

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Our ethos

Located on the idyllic shores of Lough Ramor amidst the rolling drumlins of County Cavan, The Lakeside Manor Hotel is an enchanting destination that offers a truly unforgettable experience for your getaway, event, or dining experience. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape as you indulge in the tranquility and luxury that our establishment has to offer.

As a family-run hotel, we pride ourselves on creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for all our guests. With the help of our dedicated and close-knit community of friendly staff, we strive to ensure that every moment of your stay is filled with comfort, relaxation, and genuine hospitality. From the moment you step through our doors, you will be greeted with a genuine smile and a genuine desire to make your stay with us a memorable one.

Whether you are seeking a romantic escape, a memorable event venue, or a delectable dining experience, The Lakeside Manor Hotel is the perfect choice. Our immaculately appointed rooms and suites provide a peaceful retreat, offering modern amenities and stunning views of the picturesque surroundings. Our experienced event planning team will ensure that every detail of your special occasion is flawlessly executed, leaving you free to enjoy every precious moment. And when it comes to dining, our talented chefs will dazzle your taste buds with a delectable array of culinary delights, crafted with the finest locally sourced ingredients.

At The Lakeside Manor, we believe that every guest is part of our extended family. We take great pride in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated. Whether you are here for a relaxing getaway, a joyous celebration, or a romantic escape, our aim is to make you feel at home from the moment you arrive.

Come and experience the charm and elegance of The Lakeside Manor Hotel & Restaurant. Let us create memories that will last a lifetime and leave you longing to return to our idyllic retreat time and time again.


Having originally been built in the 1950s as the 'The Motel Virginia', the premises offered a charming combination of amenities including a roadside shop, a lively bar, a refreshing outdoor swimming pool, and cozy chalet-style bedrooms. It quickly became a popular destination for travelers looking for a comfortable and convenient stay.

In 1977, the hotel went up for sale and caught the attention of Farrell O'Reilly, who purchased it on behalf of his brother-in-law, James Keogan. Despite living in America at the time, James had a deep connection to Ireland and had plans to return home. This marked the beginning of the hotel's rich family ownership lineage, a legacy that is still cherished today. In fact, the original receipt from this momentous purchase is proudly displayed in the hotel, serving as a reminder of its humble beginnings.

Under James' visionary leadership, the hotel underwent a remarkable transformation and was rebranded as The Lakeside Manor. Throughout the 1980s, it flourished under his watchful care, becoming a beloved establishment for locals and tourists alike. However, in the late 1980s, the hotel was sold to the McGuirk family, marking a new chapter in its history.

It wasn't until 1989 when Farrell's daughter, Méabh, and her husband, Jim Brady, had the opportunity to bring The Lakeside Manor back into the family. With their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for hospitality, they reimagined the hotel as the vibrant Rodeo Steakhouse and Surfers' Nightclub, breathing new life into the establishment.

From 1998 to 2001, the Bradys embarked on an ambitious project to elevate The Lakeside Manor to new heights. They demolished the entire property and meticulously rebuilt it to create the magnificent hotel that stands today. Every detail was carefully considered to ensure a seamless blend of modern comfort and timeless elegance.

Continuing the family legacy, Méabh and Jim's sons now oversees the operation of The Lakeside Manor. The hotel boasts a collection of breathtaking lake view rooms, each offering a mesmerising vista of the tranquil waters. Guests can indulge in a delightful culinary experience with a choice of on-site dining options, including the elegant Fáilte Suite dining room and the inviting Manor Bar.

The hotel's grounds are a true haven for nature lovers, providing direct access to the vibrant marina and a picturesque beach area. Whether guests are seeking relaxation or adventure, The Lakeside Manor offers the perfect setting to unwind and create cherished memories.

With its rich history, warm hospitality, and stunning surroundings, The Lakeside Manor invites guests to experience the ultimate retreat, where every moment is filled with joy and tranquility.