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Temple Gate Hotel

The Temple Gate Hotel offers a warm welcome to anyone visiting Ennis, County Clare. The hotel, which is located in the town centre, sits on the site of a 19th-century convent with a fascinating history.

Today it serves as a great base for exploring the cobblestone streets of Ennis and the Wild Atlantic Way along the west coast of Ireland. The 70 en-suite bedrooms are decorated to create a comfortable atmosphere for guests, who can choose from classic, deluxe and executive rooms, with family options also available. All include direct dial telephone, WiFi access, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. For added space and luxury, guests can also upgrade to a junior suite.

A stay at Temple Gate would be incomplete without some time spent at Legends Restaurant, which has been recognised with the prestigious AA Rosette. The restaurant serves daily early bird and la carte menus in addition to a Sunday lunch.

For a friendly drink or quick snack, residents can also visit Preachers Pub, a traditional space that was previously awarded Best Place to Eat in Clare at the Clare Business Excellence Awards.

With its good food and elegant setting, Temple Gate Hotel is a wonderful venue for special events ranging from corporate meetings to intimate weddings to family gatherings. There are multi-purpose rooms that come with equipment as well as the Great Hall, a wonderful space for conferences, dinner dances, trade shows, weddings and more.

Ennis Town is the perfect destination for travellers wishing to experience all the wonders of County Clare, such as the Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way, the Burren National Park, Aillwee Caves, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, all of which are within easy reach of the town. Visitors can also choose from a range of activities, including golfing, horseriding, walking and cycling.

Location and day trips

The hotel, family owned and managed, is ideally located in the heart of Ennis. Ennis town came into being in 1240 with the foundation of the Franciscan Abbey. The ruins of this abbey still stand in the centre of the town not 200 yards from Temple Gate Hotel. The town grew up on the banks of the River Fergus and quickly developed into a bustling market town. The merchant tradition can be seen today in the wooden facades of the brightly-lit Ennis stores which offer a wide variety of goods to the discerning shopper. With theatre, a multi-screen cinema, fine restaurants and pubs featuring traditional music nightly all tastes are catered for. From Temple Gate Hotel, one can travel a short distance westward to the world renowned Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna and many sandy beaches. It is an ideal base to explore Irelands West. Lying nearby to the South and East lie Bunratty Castle, Knappogue castle, Kilalaoe and Limerick. Two golf courses are within 2 km of the hotel. Lahinch and Doonbeg championship golf courses are with 30 minutes away providing a challenge for golf enthusiasts. Hiking in the Burren, horse riding, surfing, fishing, diving and dolphin watching are but a few of the many sporting and leisure activities to be enjoyed in Clare.

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