Temple Gate Hotel

The Square, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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Jam packed day of travel fun from Dingle to Ennis

A travel blog entry by terry.graue.9 on Jul 17, 2013

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Departing Dingle 8:15 AM.

Driving from Dingle to Ennis today through the Irish countryside.

Some towns we drove through:
Tralee - Known for
Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Listowel - Known for
Writers Museum
John B Keane
Bryan MacMahon

Shannon River

Day 8 Dingle to Ennis

A travel blog entry by laurel.furphy


... glow. We were then entertained by some ladies dressed in traditional clothes. After about half an hour, we were escorted into the dining hall. Jugs of water, red and white wine, were generously placed every couple of feet on the table. Four couples from our group were dressed up as visiting kings and queens which sent everyone into fits of laughter. The meal consisted of 4 courses - smoked salmon, vegetable soup ( no spoons were ...

Shamrocker - Ennis

A travel blog entry by mitchpayne


Our second day on tour started off with us heading towards the Dingle peninsula. This has been described by Lonely Planet as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its windswept, rugged and very picturesque. We made a few stops along the way, first being at a small beach which has an interesting story attached to it (as do many Irish things). The beach is said to be so beautiful that if you swim in the waters it takes a piece of our soul. ...

Dealing with a pocketful of Shrapnel

A travel blog entry by fendall


... days previous, and how it received it’s start at Shannon Airport. During World War II, travelers from America took an 18-hour seaplane to Port of Foynes in County Limerick. They then took a boat from the seaplane to the terminal. By 1942, a restaurant had been established to welcome the travelers, and the manager asked the head chef to make something stronger to take the chill away. It recipe consists of a shot of Irish Whiskey, adding three sugar ...

Day Six – Puke City

A travel blog entry by meckley


... In the end, I picked Tyler and Danielle. Danielle’s fiancÚ was supposed to come on this trip, but got a second DUI this summer and could not make the trip. He had a dream about Tyler and her, so that made them the best pair for tonight’s dinner!

Before going to the banquet, we took drinks at Durty Nellies. It was named that because of the poor shape that Nellie had kept the bar before she sold it. The students ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on The Square, Ennis, is near Ennis Friary, The Clare Museum, de Valera Library and Museum, and Woodstock Golf Club.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsTemple Gate Hotel Ennis

    Reviewed by terry.graue.9

    Comfortable and charming yet modern

    Reviewed Jul 17, 2013
    by (8 reviews) Los Angeles , United States Flag of United States

    Felt modern yet old at the same time. Comfortable lobby that opens to the courtyard and easy walk to town. Dining room and bar has warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lots of wood, arched ceiling in the bar.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Temple Gate Hotel Ennis

    The location could not have been better!


    This hotel is right at the end of O'Connell Street near the Daniel O'Connell Monument. There is limited hotel parking. The rooms were what you would expect to find in a *** American hotel. The breakfast which came with the room was good and well presented. The main department store in town is right next door, and there is a traditional music pub just around the corner with super jam sessions. The staff was generally helpful. This is a pretty good choice if you want to be right in town for your stay.

    Superb Location- Very Clean


    This hotel is located just off the main street of Ennis, tucked away from noise but a few steps away from Ennis downtown. Very good food, some of the best I had during my week in Ireland. There was no gym (as with many hotels in Ireland). Excellent entertainment (Gypsy Jazz) during the weekends in their Pub. Extremely clean place. Brogan's pub -with excellent Irish "trad" music is less than a block away. The "Great Room" business center, banquet room is very impressive, I can see how it would be very cool for a wedding or other formal event.



    We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Temple Gate Hotel for a friends wedding. From the minute we arrived we were so looked after by the staff. Our bedroom was overlooking a courtyard area which is really pretty. The wedding was in the Great Hall and I must say that it is the most fabulous venue I have ever been in for a wedding. It is a Church style room. I would really recommend this hotel if you are getting married.- have your wedding reception there.

    Very Central with Outstanding Food


    We really enjoyed our stay, but we were not there long enough. Ennis is a great twon, and the hotel is perfectly located only less than 2 minutes walk to the centre. Yet it is really relaxing and you don't feel that you are in a town centre. We ate on one night in the restaurant and the food was lovely. We look forward to returning.

    Short Relaxing Break


    We had a great weekend, the hotel is ideal for a short relaxing break and the food is wonderful. I would highly recommend this hotel.

    Great Hotel in a per


    I recently stayed here and I must say it was fantastic. The location in the town centre of Ennis, close to shops, pubs and restaurants was perfect but yet it is hidden away so it was also peaceful. We dined in both the Pub and the restaurant and the food was lovely. I must mention the staff. Each and everyone of them were so friendly and could not do enough for us. I would definitely reommend it and I look forward to returning.

    Just average


    Ennis is a nice little city but this hotel is just average. It was clean and had a great location right in the city center, but there was nothing special about it. It was very difficult to find!

    Good Hotel, yellow water,same as the rest of western Ireland


    Great central location to explore the west, room were clean and staff was nice, Stayed September 19-24.Water was yellow tinged there and most other places on the west coast,locals said high iron content in the water(?),tasted fine to me and my wife.

    Horrible Place


    Hotel was absolutely horrible. The water was yellowish/brown and when my daughter accidentally drank it and got very ill, the hotel refused to provide clean drinking water. We were told we had to buy it ourselves. She was sick for over 24 hours and they never even called up to the room to see if she was alright, even after I explained that she was sick from their water! When I asked if there was a problem with the water, one staff member actually said I should boil it before I drink it!! Would never stay in this hotel again. Stay away from it!

    Would definitely recommend this!


    This hotel was great for us as it combined great value for money, excellent location near shops, pubs and restaurants and was a very well kept.

    Plenty of parking and ideal as a base for touring the west coast

    TripAdvisor Reviews Temple Gate Hotel Ennis

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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