I found Newpark manor on Tripadvisor when I was looking for a place near Shannon to spend our last two nights in Ireland. It looked interesting and a bit quirky, and sounded like just the place for us, including the references to genealogy since my wife is Irish-Canadian on both sides. It was everything we hoped for and more. Beautiful antiques-filled manor house surrounded by 50 acres of quiet grounds with ruins, paths, cows, chickens, dogs and a cat. This place is probably not for everyone -- it is not like staying in a new hotel -- but I am recommending it to everyone I know who travels to Ireland, and I wouldn't consider staying elsewhere on our next trip. Really unique and lovely. If you go, take Declan's advice (he left the brochure in our room) and take the two - three hours Burren walk with Tony Kirby. It was one of the highlights of our trip. One of the many, many highlights, I might add. Bed was great, reading material rich and deep, and only 20 minutes to Shannon airport. Make sure you understand that it isn't a chain hotel and you'll love it.
- Also Known As:
- Newpark House Hotel Ennis
- Newpark House Ennis, Ireland - County Clare