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Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare (Map shannon - E14)


A new 3-star Georgian hotel in the village of Bunratty beside the River Shannon, just opposite the 15th century Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, 7 miles from Shannon Airport.

Accommodation: Tastefully decorated bedrooms, traditional fabrics and warm comfortable colour schemes. All 80 bedrooms are fully air-conditioned with own private bathroom, Satellite tv. Many rooms have king-size beds for double or single occupancy.

Bar & Restaurant:
Kathleen's Irish Pub & Restaurant - open every day for lunch and dinner and offers good food in informal and lively surroundings.
Traditional Irish music with Tomas & Friends every Monday & Wednesday night from 7.30pm onwards.
For small functions or a large gathering, the hotel has two venues, Shannon Room and the newly renovated Medieval Castle Suite.
Restaurants in Bunratty Village include Gallaghers Seafood Restaurant and the loft at Durty Nellys.

Facilities & Services: Executive Meeting Rooms ideal for the small-to-medium meetings; custom-built with the very latest in communications technology, fully air-conditioned, ISDN and digital telephone lines with internet access etc.

Location: Located in Bunratty village on a hillside beside the River Shannon and just opposite the 15th century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The Bunratty Village Mills is within easy walking distance.
7 miles from Shannon Airport, going south on the N18 towards Limerick. 8 miles from Limerick city.

Nearby: The 15th century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and the adjacent landmark pub know as Durty Nellys.
Bunratty Village Mills is next door, offering a wide product range including Blarney Woollen Mills and Meadows & Byrne.
Within 1 hours drive you can visit the famous Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and the beautiful lakes of Killarney.
Co. Clare also boasts some of the worlds renowned Golf Courses namely Doonbeg, Lahinch, Dromoland and Ballybunion golf courses.


Carrygerry Country House
Newmarket-on-Fergus
Shannon Co.Clare (Map shannon - E14)


Originally built in 1793, Carrygerry House has been restored and refurbished in a traditional Country House style with all the modern comforts, with four-poster beds, award-winning Chef and superb restaurant, conservatory, gardens. Recommended in Georgina Campbell's Jameson Guide 2004.

Only 10 minutes from Shannon Airport, in a rural setting of 7 acres of woodlands, gardens and pastures overlooking the Shannon and Fergus Estuaries.

Accommodation: There are 12 bedrooms, spacious and elegantly decorated, ensuite and kept in period style, some with four-poster beds. With all the comforts and standards of a Grade A Hotel, all rooms have direct dial phone, TV with multi-channel, tea/cofee tray.

Dining: Breakfast: Sumptuous Farm breakfasts, either full Irish Style or extensive Continental, both served with homemade jams, preserves and traditional brown bread.
The Conservatory Restaurant overlooks the gardens and the award-winning Chef offers a varied menu based on local ingredients, excellent fish & meats, with an interesting wine list. Sample dishes include Oak smoked Salmon platter, Panfried Fillet of Turbot, Steamed Sea Bass, Medallions of Beef Fillet with Buttered Spinach, Leek and Wild Mushroom Risotto, Warm Plum Pudding, Platter of Irish Cheeses ....
Open Tues - Sat from 6:30pm

Facilities: A well appointed lounge with log fires and a fine book collection is available to guests.
Snooker
Gardens
Free email service available
Long-term car parking available.

Location: Only 10 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, on the old Newmarket-on-Fergus road. Halfway between Limerick and Ennis.
From Limerick & Galway head directly for Shannon Airport. At the large Shannon roundabout take the fourth exit (marked Newmarket-on-Fergus guesthouses) You will approach another roundabout. Take the second exit marked CarryGerry Country House. drive to the end of the road and turn right. Carrygerry is on the right about a half mile down this road.

Nearby: All the attractions of Clare including The Burren landscape, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle (10 min drive), Corofin heritage centre.


Falls Hotel
Ennistymon
Co. Clare (Map shannon - D13)


Now a 3-star hotel with 140 spacious bedrooms set in 50 acres of woodlands, the original Georgian house was built on the ruins of an O'Brien castle in 1764, on the banks of the river Inagh, with a west wing added in the 1800's to house the shooting and fishing guests.

Accommodation: 140 spacious ensuite bedrooms. Each room has tea/coffee facilities, TV, direct-dial phone, hairdryer.

Bar & Restaurant: The Dylan Thomas Bar (named after the Welsh poet whose wife, Cáitlín McNamara, once lived in this Manor House) and Conservatory have panoramic views of the Cascades on the River Inagh.
Carvery Lunch is available daily along with snacks throughout the day. Entertainment is also featured nightly during the summer months.
The Cascades Restaurant, at the rivers edge, is open nightly and offers traditional as well as international dishes prepared from local produce with an emphasis on Seafood from the West Clare Atlantic coastline.

Location: Located in 50 acres of woodland on the banks of the river Inagh, 5 minutes walk from the market town of Ennistymon in Co. Clare.

How to get there:
From Limerick, Shannon Airport: Take the N6 north to Ennis. In Ennis, take the N85 road heading north-west to Ennistymon -some 30km further.
From Galway: Take the N6, direction Ennis/Limerick. At Kilcolgan, approx. 15km from Galway, take the right turn for Ennistymon - some 40km further.

Nearby:
Cliffs of Moher (8km)
Burren National Park
Championship Golf at Lahinch (3km)
The villages of Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora and Ballyvaughan.


Fitzpatrick Bunratty Hotel
Bunratty
Co. Clare (Map shannon - E14)


A 4-star hotel located beside the medieval Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the Fitzpatrick Bunratty Hotel is in its own wooded grounds just 10 minutes drive from either Shannon International Airport, or Limerick city.

Accommodation: Bedrooms are tastefully decorated, with interactive TV, direct-dial phone, tea/coffee tray, hairdryer.

Bar & Restaurant: Wining & Dining options include PJ's bistro restaurant, Shamrock Bar, and Gallery Lounge, with traditional music at weekends. There are several more restaurants and bars in the Bunratty area, including medieval banquets at Bunratty Castle.

Facilities & Services: The hotel has a fully-equipped gym, 20-metre swimming pool, hair & beauty salon.
There are 5 Golf Clubs in the area, incuding Shannon, Dromoland Castle, Lahinch (with preferred green fees for hotel guests), Limerick County Club.

Location: Fitzpatrick Bunratty Hotel is located beside Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, 10 minutes drive from Limerick city and Shannon International Airport.

Things to Do: Apart from the Golf, there are several sights and attractions in the area including Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, the Bronze Age Craggaunowen, Stone Age Lough Gur.
The Shannon area is great for walking, fishing, horse riding.


Great Southern Hotel, Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport
County Clare (Map shannon - E14)


The Great Southern Hotel Group dates back to 1845 and its ten hotels are among the top hotels in Ireland. The Great Southern Hotel at Shannon Airport offers comfort and elegance overlooking the Shannon Estuary just 2 minutes walk from the terminal building. This hotel is very convenient for arrivals/departures at Shannon Airport and is an ideal base for touring Shannon, Bunratty and Clare to the west, and Limerick and Kerry to the south.

Accommodation: Bedrooms are modern and very spacious, with bath/shower, radio, trouser press, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities; interactive TV system, pay-per-view movie channel, modem/PC facilities.

Bar & Restaurant: The hotel provides excellent room service, with bar and dining options provided at the Estuary Room Restaurant, comfortable lounge and Blair Bar.

Facilities & Services: The hotel has a mini-gymnasium and steam room, and there is leisure centre nearby. Also close by are an 18-hole Golf course, horse-riding and flying school. Additional services such as car-hire and baby-sitting can be arranged.


Oak Wood Arms Hotel
Shannon
Co. Clare (Map shannon - E14)


A very comfortable hotel in Shannon, with elegantly-furnished bedrooms and traditional-style bar & restaurant.

Accommodation: All rooms comfortable & very elegantly furnished, ensuite, with satellite TV, phone & voice mail, ironing facility, hairdryer, tea/coffee tray. Executive rooms have air-conditioning.

Bar & Restaurant: Spruce Goose award-winning restaurant serves breakfast and dinner; traditional Bar; Sophie's Lounge with carvery & bar food.

Facilities & Services: Business Centre; Babysitting Service
Health Club with Gym, Sauna, Steam room.

Location: Just 2km. from Shannon Airport. From Airport - travel for 2km on the main Airport road, the hotel is situated 400m past the first roundabout and on the left hand side.
From Ennis/Limerick - on the main Bus route. By car: turn off the N18 onto the N19 to Shannon Airport, the Hotel is situated 300m past the first set of traffic lights on the right hand side.

Nearby: Great touring area, with Bunratty Castle, Clare Heritage & Genealogical Centre, the Burren landscape, Aran islands, Cliffs of Moher. Villages of Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna, Killaloe, renowned for Irish music.
Bunratty famous Banquets & traditional Irish nights.
Several Championship Golf courses in the area.


Sheedy's Country House Hotel
Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare (Map shannon - D13)


Described in Georgina Campbells Ireland Guide as one of Ireland's best loved small hotels, Sheedy's Country House, on the edge of the Burren in Co. Clare, dates from the 17th Century and offers award-winning cuisine, individually designed guestrooms, friendly staff & very relaxed atmosphere.

Accommodation: Guestrooms are individually designed and furnished to a very high standard. The standard rooms have King-size Bed with full ensuite bath & power shower. The Suites are large spacious rooms with comfortable seating areas and luxurious bathrooms. All rooms have tv, phone, hairdryer, CD music system, mineral water and tea/coffee making facilities.

Bar & Restaurant: Sheedy's is renowned for its award-winning restaurant, specialising in traditional dishes using fresh, local produce. Sample dishes include duck liver pate with home-made chutney, Atlantic prawns in spring roll pastry, roast rump of lamb, baked fillet of hake, slow roast crispy duck...

Location: Located on its own grounds inthe village of Lisdoonvarna in Co. Clare. 40 miles from Shannon Airport - take the N18 north towards Galway/Ennis. In Ennis, take the N85 road to Ennistymon. Go through Ennistymon and follow the directions for Lisdoonvarna.
From Galway (40 miles) take the N18 South, heading towards Limerick. At the town of Kilcolgan, turn right onto the N67 following signs for Ballyvaughan. At the T-junction in Ballyvaughan, turn left and follow signs for Lisdoonvarna.

Awards & Memberships: Winner of the Best Breakfast in Munster 2004 - Georgina Campbell Guide to Ireland.
Member of Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels. RAC approved. Bord Failte approved.
Sheedys Restaurant has won 2 AA rosettes, and a Fodors Star.

Nearby: The Burren, Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic coastline, Aran islands, Lahinch Golf course, villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna.


Auburn Lodge Hotel
Galway Road
Ennis Co. Clare (Map shannon - E13)


Auburn Lodge is a 90-bedroom 3-star hotel with landscaped gardens and nearby lakeside walks, located just outside Ennis town in County Clare. The ideal base for a golf or fishing holiday; within a few miles drive of Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Bunratty Castle & Heritage Park; in Ennis and nearby villages Doolin and Kilfenora, there is a strong tradition of Irish music and dance.
Bedrooms have tv, movie channels, hairdryer, phone. Facilities include two restaurants, pub, banqueting and conference facilities, gardens, car parking.

Kincora Hall Hotel
On the Lake
Killaloe Co. Clare (Map shannon - F13)


Kincora Hall is in the heritage town of Killaloe and lies right on the shores of Lough Derg, with its own private marina. Just 40 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, or 2 hours drive from Dublin.

Accommodation: There are 30 guestrooms, most with views over the Lough, As in all Select Hotels, there is a high standard of accommodation. Bedrooms are large, luxurious and comfortable; facilities include satellite tv, hospitality tray. Spacious ensuite bathrooms have power showers, fluffy towels, toiletries.

Facilities & Services: Great cuisine at The Thomond Room restaurant with views of the marina; Tobermurragh bar; library.
Facilities for small conferences.

Location: The hotel is right on the shores of Lough Derg, with its own marina. Just 40 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, or 2 hours drive from Dublin.

Things to Do: Perfect location for Golf, watersports, Lough cruises, walking and horse riding.
Heritage town of Killaloe, the ancient capital of Ireland; Brian Boru's ancient fort.


Queens Hotel
Abbey Street
Ennis Co. Clare (Map shannon - E13)


Located in the centre of Ennis town, overlooking a 13th century Franciscan Friary, Queens Hotel is renowned for its nightly traditional music sessions.
The hotel has 50 bedrooms, all ensuite with tv, video, radio, direct-dial phone, hairdryer, tea-coffee tray.
Cruise's Bar & Restaurant offers traditional music 7 nights a week.
Additional hotel facilities include fax, modem, dry-cleaning/laundry, babysitting, arranging day trips.
The hotel is an ideal base for a golf or fishing holiday; it's within a few miles drive of Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Bunratty Castle & Heritage Park; in the nearby villages, there is a strong tradition of Irish music and dance.

Shannon Court Hotel
Ballycasey
Shannon
Co. Clare (Map shannon - E14)


The Shannon Court Hotel (member of Irish Court Hotels) is ideal as a base for touring Ireland. It's located 3 miles from Shannon Airport; to the north are Clare, Galway and Connemara while to the south lie Limerick, Kerry and Cork. Clare has several golf courses, while many villages are famous for the traditional music and dance played in the local pubs. This is a 3-star hotel, with 54 ensuite bedrooms; restaurant, bar and carvery.

 

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