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Will be stopping over for a night around Ennis after spending the night at Roscrea (family history). We will be heading to Galway the following day. Looking for an easy stop over maybe enjoy a quite beer in a quaint pub. Any suggestions on Ennis or Limerick

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I'm trying to think of a "quaint" pub in Limerick.

My idea of "quaint" and your idea of "quaint" may differ. An on-line definition gives me "Attractively unusual or old-fashioned". Another definition gives me: "Charmingly odd, especially in an old-fashioned way"

So pubs in Limerick that are: Attractively unusual, old fashioned and charmingly odd".

Zoom in here to get details of the streets in Limerick http://tinyurl.com/bo9dkrv

Some suggestions:

The Locke Bar, George's Quay This is near the Absolute Hotel which is a lovely modern hotel

Flannery's Bar, Shannon Street

Flannery's Bar, Catherine Street

(Both in the Centre of town)

South's Bar O'Connell Avenue

Bobby Byrnes' Bar O'Connell Avenue

Fennessy's Bar New Street/South Circular Road (Marked as "An Cuar Bhóthar Theas" on the map)

(These are all in the upper part of the town near Punches Cross Hotel)

I'm sure others will have other suggestions for Limerick.

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Depends how you aim to get from Roscrea to Galway? going via Limerick is the long way round.. Even going into the centre of Ennis is a detour.

Are you spending a night in Roscrea Then spending a night somewhere before Galway?. There is only 2 hours between them?

Assuming you do split the journey with an overnight even I who always gives Ennis as an overnight for Clare would suggest staying somewhere around Kilkee on the coast and then heading up from there to Galway. take a look at Loop Head on the way to west Clare from Roscrea.

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we have time to spare. we will be coming from Dingle to Roscrea, overnight, and then before heading to Galway for 2 nights we will look at staying somewhere near Ennis after spending some time looking around Limerick. last year we drove up the coast from Dingle to Galway covering the Cliffs etc. Family history sends us to Roscrea so thought it would be nice to spend some time around Limerick / Ennis area

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If you are not too concerned about the Cliffs and coast then you would be more than welcome over here in deepest darkest East Clare/Galway, Call into Nenagh or Birr then round Lough Derg lots of smaller non tourist spots in the general surrounds with more than enough pubs to keep anyone happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuxFxT6-hds

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I second tony's recommendation of East Clare - my "local" area when I visit Ireland.

If you're lucky, your stay will coincide with music night in one of these pubs:

http://www.teachuibhriain.com/

http://www.shorttsbar.com/

http://www.peppersoffeakle.com/

and I highly recommend this delightful b&b near the small village of Tulla and within driving distance (or local taxi) of the afore-mentioned pubs:

http://www.clondanaghcottage.com/

Otherwise, I think Birr is a good location: attractive town and beautiful gardens to explore. I believe the Castle is now open to the public, as well:

http://www.birrcastle.com/

http://www.birrnet.com/tourism.htm

and if you haven't previously visited, you could call into Clonmacnoise en-route to Galway :

heritageireland.ie/en/…

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All very good suggestions so far and I agree that East Clare is quite beautiful.

Killaloe has a lot to offer with pubs and restaurants and Mountshannon is a lovely village too.

However, if you do decide to come to Ennis we have a few 'quaint' pubs, so you won't be disappointed.

On your way to Galway, Coole Park just outside Gort is always worth a visit if you have not been before.

http://www.coolepark.ie/

Edited: 4:16 pm, March 06, 2013
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After a 5 day tour - we want to go to a area that we can just relax and enjoy the town and restaurants - is this a place we should consider - leaving from Shannon AIrport - any suggestions of staying in a different town?

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As answered on your other question

Yes Ennis is a good base for 3 days, Probably the best touring base for the "Shannon" region by car and has good Bus and rail links not only to Limerick and Galway on the main bus and rail link between the two but also local services.

We use Gray Gables as it is central to town and we have never had any negative experience although others seem to have, but nowhere is perfect. There are other options within 10 miles of Town, The Rowan Tree Hostel is widely respected and the two main hotels are The Old Ground and the Temple Gate both of which have occasional offers. When are you thinking of visiting?

http://www.visitennis.com/

Edited: 3:51 pm, April 06, 2013
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We plan to be there early September. This is too funny - I'm in USA and your in Ireland - I'm getting myself crazy of where to stay - we are going on a tour for 4 nights - 5 days -last night is Bunratty Castle - and then on our own for 3 days before we go home.

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Hello there, how are you doing? Im not from ennis but I live here. If you are looking for somewhere really good to stay, check out the old ground hottel, , with a fine pub called the poers corner with great beer, atmosphere and delicious pub grub. If its something more hardy that you are after, check out the town hall restaurant attached to the hotel. Personally for a nice quiet pint, ot is hatd to beat lucas family run pub in ennis, interesting surroundinds, nice beer and great character. If you do get a chance, there is a great restaurant halfway between limerick and ennis at bunratty castle called dirty nellies! Does a great surf and turf!!

Enjoy and this is my independent opinion, I only know what I enjoy

Cheets

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