Christmas came early to the streets of Ennis this year as the scenic and historic County Clare town was decked out in festive snow and transformed into a Hallmark Christmas movie set last month. Now as December beckons and thoughts turn to Christmas shopping excursions, merry midweek getaways and warming weekend breaks, The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis is offering guests a chance to book their very own ‘Hallmark Christmas’ couples package to mark the connection.
Enjoy a 2-night Hallmark Christmas stay at this historic 18th century manor house hotel from €155 per person sharing and bask in the twinkling glow of the hotels splendid Christmas decorations. The package includes full Irish breakfast and dinner on one evening with tea or coffee and mince pies on arrival and an warming Irish Coffee after dinner on evening of choice.
For more ‘Hallmark Christmas moments’ during your stay why not go Christmas Shopping on Abbey street where scenes from the movie were filmed, go shopping at Ennis’s beautiful boutiques, and pick up some gifts. Then head back to the luxury surrounds of the hotel where you can cosy up by the fire in Poets Corner bar or snuggle up in your hotel room where you’ll receive a candy cane turn down as an extra seasonal touch.
The movie rumoured to be titled “Christmas at Castle Hart” is set to air on the Hallmark channel from the 27th of November. And the Old Ground actually hosted two of the movies main stars; American Actress Lacey Chabert (of Mean Girls Fame) and Irish actor Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) throughout the 3 weeks of filming.
The Old Ground Hotel, a restored 18th century manor house located centrally in Ennis town, is just a stone’s throw from the glorious Cathedral, shops, bars, restaurants and historic visitor attractions like the Abbey and Clare Museum.
The Hallmark Christmas Package at The Old Ground Hotel is available from €155pps (midweek) or €175pps at weekends and is ideal for couples, over 50s or those looking to shop and stay in Ennis. For more information or to make a booking visit www.oldgroundhotelennis.com/