History, Music & Art

The Old Ground Hotel a former manor house dating back to the 18th century, retains all the splendour of a by-gone age while inside, all the conveniences of a modern hotel prevail. The Old Ground was built in the early part of the 18th Century as a private dwelling, by Barry Upton & John Dwyer, who leased it to Charles Mahon for "Three Lives". When Mahon died in 1822 his son Charles Jnr. took over the lease.

Traditional Irish Music

The Poet's Corner Bar of this award winning hotel is famous for its excellent Irish traditional music sessions. Fiddles, bodhrans, uileann pipes and whistles abound - your foot will be tapping in no time at all!

Art Collection

The private contemporary art collection throughout the Old Ground Hotel Ennis Ireland is carefully considered to sit comfortably on its historic walls. The interesting and dramatic artwork, by both established and emerging Irish and international artists, include works by Donald Teskey, Cecil Maguire, William Kentridge, Mick O'Dea and Martin Gale.


Old Ground 1964

Old Ground Town Hall sculpture

Old Ground Art With Character