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We have put together a truly amazing chauffeur package for parties of two to enjoy at an affordable price - quite possibly the Ireland travel deal of a lifetime! You’ll spend 5 nights at a 300 year-old historic manor hotel, located in the heart of vibrant Ennis town - the gem of Western Ireland’s heritage. Your travel includes three private, chauffeured touring days. This means you’ll have a vehicle and a local, professional driver/guide that is yours alone. Visit County Clare's rugged Atlantic Coast, famous 700 foot sea-cliffs & ancient, mystical sites. Daytrip into County Galway to the stunning scenery of the Connemara region. Your third chauffeured daytrip from Ennis takes you deep into County Kerry - known as the 'Kingdom County', its natural beauty is unmatched in Ireland. Turn it all over in your imagination and relish the thought. By night, enjoy the many pubs & restaurants of Ennis - all right on your doorstep! Transfers to and from Shannon Airport are also included.
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Included Unique Activities
- The Wonders of County Clare Chauffeur Daytour
- Tour and Tasting at the Burren Smokehouse
- Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher
- The Unspoilt Beauty of Connemara Chauffeur Daytour
- Afternoon Tea at the prestigious Ashford Castle
- The Majesty of the Kingdom County Chauffeur Daytour
Burren Smokehouse Tasting
Cliffs of Moher Exhibition Centre
Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle
5 NightsOld Ground Hotel
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.
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.
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.
- 3 Days of Chauffeured Touring
Points of Interest
- The Evening Delights of Ennis Town on Your Doorstep!
- The Cliffs of Moher & The Wonders of County Clare
- Marvel at Kylemore Abbey & Connemara National Park
- Visit the Stunning Dingle Peninsula & more!
Dingle, County Kerry
Connemara, County Galway
Quiet Man Bridge, County Galway
Lahinch, County Clare
The Burren, County Clare
Cong, County Mayo
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
Ennis Pubs and Traditional Irish Music, County Clare
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