This humble but pleasant inn sits on the main square in Crossmaglen, a little village about 20 miles south of Armagh town. Guest rooms are modern and fairly spacious; some overlook the square itself. Family rooms are enormous, with space enough for six people. A very good in-house restaurant has won awards locally—handy in a part of the country with limited options when it comes to dining. The restaurant also serves traditional afternoon tea (book ahead). The downstairs bar sometimes has live music sessions on weekends—these can go on late, so light sleepers beware. Service is efficient and friendly. Crossmaglen is near the border with the Republic; it only takes slightly longer to drive here from Dublin than it does from Belfast (about an hour and 15 min.), so this could be a good stop if you’re working your way up through Northern Ireland from the southern end.