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Old Ground Hotel

Situated in the heart of Ennis, the Old Ground Hotel is ideal for guests wishing to visit the abundant ancient and scenic sites of County Clare. A hotel since 1895, the Old Ground Hotel’s ivy-clad exterior is reminiscent of a by-gone era while providing all of the modern conveniences expected from a world-class establishment.  The Old Ground Hotel is conveniently located only 20 minutes from Shannon International Airport. A popular location for many years, the hotel was a pivotal site in the Republic’s tumultuous birth and is also known for boarding renowned American pilot Charles Lindbergh among other prominent persons. This rich history is reflected in the ornate furnishings and refined decoration of the hotel, and the level of service provided will be sure to create an unforgettable stay.

Rooms & Amenities

After recent restoration, each room at the Old Ground Hotel has been designed to provide the highest level of comfort to its guests. The hotel offers a variety of classic and deluxe quarters, as well as spacious suites for those seeking more extravagant accommodations.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
  • 16 Channel TV including CNN & BBC 1, 2 & 3
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Iron & Board Upon Request
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning Rooms Upon Request
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • 110/220 Volt Adapters Built-In or Upon Request
  • Laundry Service


Town Hall Bistro:

Located in the historical building for which it is named, the Town Hall Bistro offers modern and creative dishes to the guests of the Old Ground Hotel. Morning service includes delicious coffee and fresh-baked scones, while a delicious bistro-style lunch menu is available throughout the day. Following an elegant afternoon tea, the bistro transforms each evening into a candlelit dining experience of the highest quality.

Brendan O’Regan Restaurant:

The Brendan O’Regan Restaurant at the Old Ground Hotel provides daily service in traditional and elegant surroundings. The formal atmosphere makes this eatery well-suited for special occasions. Invoking true Clare flavors, each dish uses fresh local produce with a creative twist.  

The Poet's Corner: 

Famous for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, The Poet's Corner is the perfect haven for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a tasty, yet relaxed meal, have a drink, or share a story. Unwind with a hot Irish whiskey or a 'Pint of Plain' while listening to some of the finest traditional Irish musicians from Wednesday to Sunday nights.