Murder Mystery Weekend

1 night Murder Mysteries from €115pps


Hillgrove Hotel are proud to introduce their Macabre Monaghan Murder Mystery Nights. Whether you are coming along as a couple, on your own, with a group or as a corporate event, you are sure to have a brilliant time. Murder Mysteries are so much fun!

If you are part of a group, we can organise a Private Murder Mystery, just for you.


Based on a two night stay with Murder Mystery on one evening

Friday: Have the evening to yourself to pamper or have a swim and prepare yourself for the mayhem tomorrow night will bring!!

Saturday 7.30pm: Murder Mystery starts in a Private Suite

Our professional Actor/s meets your group in character as The Don – a cartoon Mafioso who has recently taken over ownership of the hotel and has you all here as his guests.

After setting up the plot and then being mysteriously poisoned the Don falls out of the room screaming for vengeance. The actor then returns as a detective to set up the investigation and explain how the game works. Now the real fun begins!

Each of the guests gets a character card outlining names, occupations, nationalities and so on. This brings everyone in to the plot in a unique and interactive way and allows everyone to be directly part of the action..

One of you is the murderer and your group has to interview each other throughout the event to find out ‘who dunnit!’

The actor appears throughout the evening episodically playing diverse and hilarious characters that guide you in the investigation with a series of cryptic clues.There will be questionable forensic tests carried out by a mad professor as well as a séance conducted by a sinister psychic amongst other strange happenings.

        In teams, the guests have to find out who the murderer is by working out what these cryptic clues mean.

        At the end of the night the detective returns to decide which team has put together the best case and so declare the winner!

The tone is fun and comedy with a little bit of intrigue just to spice things up just so everyone will get involved and have a ball! We look after everything!! You just turn up and enjoy

During your stay, avail of our fabulous leisure facilities or why not book a luxurious spa treatment or hair-do!! You gotta look good in case you are called to the stand or worse still, the life-here-after!!!! (Spa charged accordingly)

We look forward to scaring the living daylights out of you!!!

We have a wide variety of marvellous offers. Please contact the Hotel directly on 047 81288 or email to find out more or book. We have something for everyone!

If dates shown to not suit you, please e-mail to be added to our Murder Mystery
Mailing List. We will keep you on our list of the Living Dead!!!!!


Dates for Upcoming Public Murder Mystery Weekends


19th & 20th Oct €185 per person sharing
7th & 8th Dec €165 per person sharing

Dates for 2019

18th & 19th Jan €145 per person sharing

29th & 30th March €165 per person sharing

18th & 19th Oct €185 per person sharing

6th & 7th Dec €165 per person sharing 

The above dates are based on a 2 Night Stay with the Murder Mystery on Saturday evening unless otherwise stated
One Night Stays also available on the above dates on the Saturday Night unless otherwise stated.

(if you have a group of 20+ you can choose your own date!!)

For more details, contact our Sales Office on (00353 47) 047 81288 or e-mail:


The following up-grades can be added to any of our packages by adding the amounts below.
Priced per person sharing

  • Bubbly & Chocolates in your Room: €20 per person
  • Bathrobes & Slippers in your Room: €12 per person
  • Stylish Afternoon Tea with Glass of Bubbly €22 per person. Minimum of 8 guests are required.
  • Extra 4 Course Dinner: €33 per person
  • Wash & Blow Dry: €20 per person
  • Spa Treat (Choose from: Mini Facial, Back Massage, Mud Rasul or Head, Neck & Shoulder Massage OR €40 Voucher towards any treatment ) €40 per person
  • 4 Cocktails: €30 per person
  • 6 Cocktails: €40 per person
  • Bottle of Bubbly to enjoy whilst in our Spa.
  • 70cl Bottle (caters for 5/6): €30. Or Magnum Bottle (caters for 10/15) €50
  • All of the above subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
  • Ice bags are available with your pre-ordered Bottle Of Bubbly, however please note, there will be €5 charge applied to your room, if ice bag is not returned. Thank you

Packages on this page are ideal for Hen Paries. Turn your hen into a four star affair and add some glamour to the party. The Hillgrove Hotel invites the bride, bridemaids, nearest and dearest friends to spend the last of freedom living it up! With all the wedding hype and catch up that is required, a glass of bubbly on arrival in the brides room will welcome everyone and get the party started.

From limo transfers to the local pubs, clubs and restaurants (available on request), to Cosmopolitan Cocktails in Knuttel Bistro bar to a fabulous 2 hours in our wonderful Lir Spa Thermal Suite or just relaxing in the outdoor hot tub, the bride and her hens will indeen be spoilt for choice.
Off site and close by, fun and activity afternoons maybe organized, if you fancy a JCB Challenge, Rodeo Bull, Blind Landrover Driving, Paintballing, Quad Biking or maybe Rallying, Monaghan has it all. Prices vary from €50 to €250 depending on the activity selected.
We'd be delighted to tailor make a hen party package for your group, all you have to do is ask.


My friends and I stayed at the Hillgrove Hotel recently for a Hen Night. Nothing was a problem and all of our requests were dealt with efficiently from our first general enquiry to late night orders for sandwiches! The service was excellent which was refreshingly surprising as nowadays it is hard to come by and the Murder Mystery went down a treat. I will definitely be recommending the Hillgrove to other friends and families and hope to return myself sometime in the future.

I stayed here on a hen weekend which included murder mystery night. Would highly recommend. It was such good fun. The food was delicious, staff friendly, room warm and clean bed, very comfortable.
Had a fantastic time!

We partook in a very enjoyable Murder Mystery stay.
We were a mixed age group half meeting for the first time and I wondered
how the group would gel for the evening.
It was wonderful, we all really enjoyed it and had such a laugh nobody had time to feel awkward.
For such a large hotel it is so well laid out that you feel you've got
the place to your self with the seating nooks that you find.
The staffs were so attentive and really gave the impression they were
there to make your stay the best experience ever, not that you were just another room booking.
I would have no hesitation in recommending The Hillgrove Hotel as a
break away and will be making a return visit.
It is one of the most efficient run hotels I have come across with such
cheery welcoming staff, both of which have become a rarity these days.

We stayed here for a night as part of a hen weekend. Staffs were all extremely friendly, room was very large and the food was excellent. We did the murder that night and it is definitely recommended. The cast were brilliant. The spa had quite a few special offers and we took advantage of them. It was lovely and relaxing and it was great to spend some time there. Breakfast was a buffet and had plenty to offer from cereals to an Irish fry to pastries. Would definitely recommend this hotel and will be back in the future.

My friends Hen Party took place at this hotel the weekend of the 28th of Feb. We were on a Murder Mystery night. I cannot reccommend this enough to anyone planning a hen party. The night was fantastic. The hotel is amazing, staff so friendly, rooms spacious and to a very high standard. Everyone was so welcoming at this hotel and it is definately worth a visit.

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