The Greville Arms Hotel is a hotel located in the centre of Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland. The hotel is one of the few surviving Irish hotels known to James Joyce and mentioned by him in his writings.[1]

Greville Arms Hotel
The exterior of the hotel, 2016
Map
EtymologyOriginally the late Lord Greville's residence, then became a hotel and was run by his family until the 1920s when ownership changed
General information
Classification
Address39 Pearse Street
Town or cityMullingar, Westmeath
CountryIreland
Coordinates53°31′33″N 7°20′27″W / 53.5257°N 7.3409°W / 53.5257; -7.3409
Completed1869
OwnerChristopher Maye
Design and construction
Architect(s)William Caldbeck
Other information
FacilitiesCarvery, restaurant, pub, function room
ParkingStreet, rear car park
Website
http://www.grevillearmshotel.ie/

History

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The hotel is built on the site of an earlier Greville Arms Hotel, in existence in 1750.[2][3][4] The interior retains a monument, known as the Greville Monument, which is located in the hotel's roof-top garden. Caldbeck was Lord Greville's architect of choice, and he was also responsible for the building of the Market House.

Located to the right of the hotel is the Ulysses pub, which is named after Joyce's novel, and a statue of Joyce is within the public house to commemorate his stay in Mullingar. The Ulysses pub was originally built as a house circa 1820.[5]

The current hotel company was registered on 23 October 1996 as 'Greville Arms Hotel Company Limited'.[6]

References

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  1. ^ Daly, Leo (1975). James Joyce and the Mullingar Connection. Humanities Press. ISBN 978-0-391-00418-4.
  2. ^ Illingworth, Ruth (8 December 2016). The Little Book of Westmeath. The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-8155-2.
  3. ^ "Greville Arms Hotel, 33 Pearse Street, Mullingar, Mullingar, Westmeath". Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 13 October 2023.
  4. ^ "Greville Arms Hotel, 35 Pearse Street, Mullingar, Mullingar, Westmeath". Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 13 October 2023.
  5. ^ "37 Pearse Street, Mullingar, Mullingar, Westmeath". Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 13 October 2023.
  6. ^ "The Greville Arms Hotel Company Ltd - Irish Company Info". www.solocheck.ie. Retrieved 31 December 2023.