A popular hotel in Co Cavan has closed temporarily following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

The four-star Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell said it was undertaking a number of actions "to safeguard all who visit or work at our premises".

"We deeply regret any inconvenience caused to our guests by the temporary closure of the hotel as a precautionary measure due to an outbreak of the Norovirus, which has been prevalent in Cavan in recent weeks," the hotel said in a statement.

The well-known venue, once a part of local man Seán Quinn's business empire, said it was working to find alternative venues to "minimise the inconvenience caused".

"We appreciate that this decision will the disrupt plans of guests who have booked events with us," it added.

"We will continue to work closely with the HSE and the Environmental Health Officers and will advise as soon as possible when the hotel will be reopening."