The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis is a former Manor House dating back to the 17th century. Although its ivy-clad exterior retains all the splendour of a by-gone age, inside, all the conveniences of a modern hotel prevail. The exceptionally welcoming atmosphere of the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis persists to this day and strikes you from the first greeting, to the brightly burning turf fire in the lobby. The Old Ground is located right in the heart of Ennis, making it the ideal location from which to explore an authentic Irish market town.
The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis has recently undergone a significant refurbishment programme.
All guestrooms are stylishly and thoughtfully designed with guest’s ultimate comfort in mind. Fresh, white crisp linen and the softest duvets and pillows ensure a great night’s sleep.
Deluxe Rooms are beautifully appointed with sitting areas, Power showers and a complimentary range of Aveda toiletries, to allow for a little pampering…
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The Old Ground Hotel offers three very different dining options for you to savour and enjoy!:
Town Hall Bistro
Located in one of Ennis’ most historical buildings, yet enjoying modern, creative cooking, the Town Hall Bistro entrances locals and guests alike.
Excellent coffee and freshly baked scones are enjoyed as a mid-morning break and a tasty, bistro-style lunch menu is served throughout the day. Treat yourself to an afternoon tea with a slice of Winter-berry Crumble or Pear and Chocolate Tart.
However, it is night-time when the Town Hall truly comes into its own. Original art acts as a theatrical backdrop to intimate, candlelit tables, creating a perfect setting for an exquisite dining experience.
O’Brien Room Restaurant
The O’Brien Room at The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis is a traditional, yet elegant space. Reflecting this, the menu offers excellent traditional choices, each with a creative twist. Seasonal, fresh local produce is used to ensure the best of flavours are brought to each dish.
Choose a Warm King Scallops or Grilled Inagh Goats Cheese to start, followed by an Irish Sirloin Steak or Grilled Black Sole fresh from the sea. Indulge in a Bailey’s Cheesecake or an Irish Coffee to finish.
The Poet’s Corner
The Poet’s Corner is noted for its comfortable atmosphere, where locals and visitors can enjoy a tasty, yet informal meal,have a drink, or share a story or two. When the weather turns blustery and cold outside, the warm and intimate alcoves are heaven sent. Enjoy a hot Irish whiskey or a ‘Pint of Plain’ at the bar.
The Poet’s Corner plays host to the finest traditional Irish musicians from Thursday to Sunday nights.
On the Map: Ennis is located in County Clare in the west of Ireland, only 20 minutes from Shannon Airport. Ennis lies just off the major N18/M18 motorway that connects the cities of Limerick (to the south) & Galway (to the north).
Located just 15 miles from Shannon Airport, Ennis is the county town of Clare and is always pleasantly busy. It takes its name from the Irish word “inis” (island) as it is virtually surrounded by the River Fergus on which it sits. Its streets are narrow and attractive, some of them pedestrianised. The Friary at the bottom of Abbey Street, was founded by the O’Briens in the 13th century. Many of its original features survive and it’s well worth visiting. But the main attraction in Ennis is the locals’ obvious love of traditional music. Every May the town hosts Fleadh Nua, an international celebration of Irish culture, while in November, the Ennis Trad Festival is held. But trad music of the very highest quality is on display in the pubs of Ennis throughout the year. It often seems that those in the town that can’t sing or play an instrument are very much in the minority. The person who recently labeled Ennis the Nashville of traditional Irish music wasn’t far wrong.