Adjoining the ruins of a Franciscan Friary founded in 1242, The Queen's Hotel is located in the centre of Ennis town and was built on a reputation as a warm and friendly gathering place. Ennis is the ideal location to experience and explore the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and the Bunratty Folk Park. The Queens Hotel consists of 52 bedrooms and all are furnished with guests comfort uppermost in mind. The Queen's Front Bar and Brassiere, which has been recently renovated, offers traditional Irish hospitality combined with sleek European sophistication. As a town renowmed for its rich history and tradition, Ennis dates back to the 13th century, when it was originally settled around the site of a Franciscan Friary. With the Friary's magnificent ruins still at its centre, the town exists today as a thriving marketplace known for its narrow, winding streets and colourful shopfronts and pubs.