Staying in Ennis

Our conference will be held in the Temple Gate Hotel in the centre of Ennis.

 Temple Gate Hotel

The Temple Gate Hotel sits on the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy with a fascinating and eventful history.  Prior to its conversion to a convent, the original houses, Row House and Lifford House, were the property of Charles O’Connell, cousin of Daniel O’Connell.  He was a frequent visitor to the area particularly in the years 1827 – 1829 when planning his election campaign. The Sisters of Mercy moved from the Ennis Convent in 1995 to new premises nearby.


The Temple Gate Hotel can be contacted for reservations at or +353 65 682 3300

Other accommodation alternatives include:

The West County Hotel

West County Hotel

The West County Hotel and Leisure Centre is located on the Limerick Road, Ennis and boasts 152 recently refurbished en suite bedrooms, with complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the Leisure Club. 30 minutes walk to conference venue.

  • Twin Double €99 per night (bed & breakfast)
  • Family Room (2 + 2) €119 per night (bed & breakfast)

Reservations can be made by contacting Julieanne at or +353 65 6869600

The Old Ground Hotel

Old Ground Hotel

 Built in the early part of the 18th Century as a private dwelling and a hotel since 1895 the Old Ground Hotel has a long tradition and connection to the people of County Clare. Indeed the Old Ground has played its part in the Republics tumultuous beginnings and the now Town Hall once incorporated a jail. 5 minutes walk to conference venue.

  • Single rooms €120 per room (bed & breakfast)
  • Double/ twin rooms €140 per room (bed & breakfast)

Reservations can be made by contacting Maria at

The Rowan Tree Hostel

Rowan Tree Hostel

The Rowan Tree hostel is located in a 1740’s fully restored and extended former gentleman’s club overlooking Ennis friary.  It was voted Best Hostel in Ireland in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and was a Hoscar Awards Winner and 2014 Nominee for Best Hostel in the World. 5 minute walk to conference venue.

Private Rooms (per room)

  • Single en suite €59 midweek or €69 weekend
  • Double en suite €59 midweek or €69 weekend

Dormitories (per person)

  • 6/8 en suite €25 midweek or €29 weekend

This includes a light breakfast, bed linen, free Wi-Fi access and free international phone calls.

Reservations can be made directly via or +353 65 686 8687

Ennis Accommodation


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