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Temple Gate Hotel

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Hotel / Restaurant

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Temple Gate Hotel
The Square, Ennis Co Clare
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This privately-owned hotel has successfully blended existing Gothic themes into the newer build, and it provides the comfort and convenience demanded by today's travellers at a reasonable price. Legends Restaurant is a popular destination for local diners as well as residents.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Banqueting
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Business Hotel
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Live Music
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Atmospheric
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Music - Trad
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Party Venue
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Temple Gate Hotel

This family-owned hotel was built in the mid '90s on the site of a 19th century convent, to a design that retains the older features including a church.


Existing Gothic themes have been successfully blended into the new throughout the hotel, creating a striking modern building which has relevance to its surroundings in the heart of a medieval town, and succeeds in providing the comfort and convenience demanded by today's travellers, at a reasonable price.


'Preachers' pub offers a bar menu (10.30-9.30 daily, Carvery Lunch 12.15-2.30pm, Barfood Menu 2.30-9.30pm) and traditional music every weekend - and the shops and many famous music pubs of Ennis town centre are just a short walk across a cobble-stone courtyard.


Conference/banqueting (200), board rooms (2), business centre, secretarial services, video conferencing, broadband wi/fi (no charge). 24hr room service.


Rooms 70 (2 junior suites, 39 no smoking, 3 family rooms, 11 ground floor). Lift. Special offers apply, rates on inquiry.


Legends Restaurant


Located in a bright, high ceilinged room with lots of character, this restaurant has always provided a dining experience that is better than generally expected in hotels. Comfortable seating and professional, attentive and friendly service make it a relaxing place to linger after an active day sightseeing, or the hustle and bustle of the town.


An early bird set menu and an à la carte are offered every evening, and Sunday lunch is also served here.


A combination of international influences and local ingredients are seen in dishes such as a starter of locally harvested mussels in a creamy coconut & saffron

broth, or a main course of oven crisped stuffed boneless duck, with honey, orange & star anise glaze. But there is plenty of choice on all menus and there will always be some more traditional dishes, also daily vegetarian specials - and desserts tend to be classic.


The cooking is good, making this is an attractive dining-in option for hotel guests - and popular with non-residents too.

Seats 120; children welcome (high chair, children's menu, baby changing facilities); toilets wheelchair accessible. Preacher's Bar open daily L&D, 12.30-2.30 & 6-9.45 (to 9.15 Sun); Legends early bird D €19/23 Sun-Fri 6-8pm (to 7pm Fri), also à la carte. 4 course Sun L, €23. Closed 25-26 Dec. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 03-03-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Town Centre Location - In Ennis, follow signs to tourist office: hotel is beside it.

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