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The Perfect Stop Between Car Travels: Shannon

Ireland’s County Clare is a favorite among tourists who want a peaceful and beautiful escape from the everyday grind. Its breathtaking landscapes and outdoor attractions are unparalleled. One of the best ways to explore County Clare is to hire a car, since this allows you to explore famous destinations like Burren and the Cliffs of Moher at your own pace. The car drives are also very scenic, making car travel an attraction in itself—you won’t just remember where you went, but the beauty and serenity that surrounded you throughout the journey. If you are traveling through County Clare by car, the Old Ground Hotel is an excellent base. This delightful town house is known for its elegant accommodations and its convenient location in the heart of Ennis, a town renowned for its sense of history and Irish culture. In fact, you can take a car drive around the area and discover many things to do and enjoy, without even leaving the city limits. No matter where your car travels take you, though, it is always a pleasure to return to the Old Ground at the end of the day. This old manor house was built in the 18th Century by one of the most prominent families in the area, the Mahons. When one of its new owners John Mahon arrived from London to take over the family home he was greeted with the words, ‘You are welcome to the Old Ground Sir’. This warm hospitality is given to everyone who crosses into its threshold. The hotel has several fireplaces that invite cosy chats and merry exchanges of stories, while traditional pine furnishings add a sense of history. There are also two very good restaurants, the O’Brien Room (which serves traditional favourites) and the more elegant Town Hall Restaurant (which serves contemporary European cuisine). The pub, Poets Corner, is known throughout the region.