An ideal destination for a golden break, the Temple Gate Hotel is conveniently located just off the in the centre of the historic town of Ennis. The hotel is a family owned and managed hotel and rests on the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy with a fascinating and eventful history. Prior to its conversion to a convent the building was the property on Charles O’ Connell, cousin of Daniel O’ Connell, a frequent visitor to the area, particularly in the years 1827-1829 when planning the election.
The gothic style has been preserved throughout this unique town house hotel and is effortlessly combined with both elegance and luxurious charm. A short walk through the cobblestone courtyard leads guests to the historic, yet progressive and vibrant, town of Ennis. We are conveniently situated within 5 minutes from the Ennis bus and train station and also have a coach parking facility at the door of the hotel.
Clare has a wealth of attractions to visit during your Golden Years break including Cliffs Of Moher, Bunratty Folk Park, Loop Head light house to name a few. From Ennis one can travel a short distance to the many sandy beaches. A choice of golf courses including the world famous Lahinch Golf Links and the Greg Norman Doonbeg Golf Links.
Legends Restaurant has received the prestigious AA Rosette, awarded in recognition of fine cuisine and service, each year since the hotel opened in 1996. Preachers Pub at the hotel was deemed “Best Place to Eat in Clare” in 2010. Groups wishing to meet in a private area perhaps to play bingo, cards or other such activities are spoilt for choice with a choice of rooms the hotel will provide complimentary to groups during the stay. Evening entertainment can be enjoyed with live music in Preachers Pub.
Friendly staff at golden break hotel will ensure you have a great break and will share their knowledge with you to help you explore Clare or as known to many as The Banner!