Things to do in Ennis

Top Things to Do in Ennis

Things to Do in Ennis

Top Attractions in Ennis


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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8 548 contributions
    I really enjoyed my visit to Ennis Friary in the heart of the town. My last time was during Covid restrictions so part of the site was not open. This time I feel I saw it in its best light.
    There was a wonderful guide there, so helpful and friendly. She really knew her stuff and was full of great suggestions for other things to visit in the area. I wish I had her name to thank her here!
    The interior part of the Friary is an interesting museum with beautiful stone carvings representing the Passion of Christ and a really distinctive carving of St Francis of Assisi with stigmata.
    The cloisters are largely gone vut what remains of them are beautiful. Some amazingly ornate window frames remain too as well as intricate tombs.
    Make sure to go out to the graveyard too as you get great views of the building from there.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Lia M
    Province of Munster, Ireland188 contributions
    Lovely, peaceful, clean, pretty place. Great for walks, relaxing, yoga, exercise, day out with the family or kids. Walking trails, old castle ruins, lake. Really nice place
    Written 10 February 2022
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  • Hugh B
    6 contributions
    Well worth a visit - artifacts from ancient clare - old farming implements -fossils etc. Very well laid out & identified. Aural history sections very well thought out. Over 2 floors & lift available. Spacious & roomy & staff available to answer any questions but really,the displays say it all in themselves.Lovely setting and all free. Can call to the hotel next door for a snack (all the previous grounds of the Sister's Of Mercy convent) where the wooden surrounds are definitely worth looking at in the restaurant.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8 548 contributions
    Ckare Abbey is well worth your time if you are in the Ennis area. It's a short drive from Ennis centre but it's well signposted. The road has been realigned due to the more recent motorway and bypass but trust the signs abd they'll lead you straight to the small car park at the Abbey.
    It's free to enter and the place is so peaceful. It dates from the 12th centuryand was an Augustinian Abbey.
    Its walls are pretty much all intact although ir is roofless. Some lovely window frames, headstones and crosses.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • PaulaGalvin
    Kildare, Ireland670 contributions
    We were here for the wonderful Book Festival, and it was great to be part of it! A fantastic group of writers, interviewers journalists and interested readers made this a stimulating and moving occasion. Well done to all involved in organising it!
    Written 7 March 2022
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  • jkcollinsirl
    Ennis, Ireland107 contributions
    this is a very fine abbey with a large crypt. it sits beside the lake and there is a holy well close by. there is an annual mass celebrated here close to the end of June.
    Written 19 June 2018
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  • lucyboo87
    Miltown Malbay, Ireland1 412 contributions
    Lots of different events to suit all the family. Well organised with plenty staff around also. Can get very crowded so may not be for everyone.
    Written 13 September 2017
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8 548 contributions
    The Daniel O'Connell statue towers over central Ennis, a fitting figure to commemorate, the Catholic emancipator or "liberator" who ran for parliament in this constituency. He was the first Catholic to sit in Westminster for a couple of generations and was central to the repeal of the penal laws that discriminated so severely against Catholics throughout the 17th century.
    He stands high on a column and is well worth a stop.
    Written 24 February 2022
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  • Мария
    St. Petersburg, Russia34 contributions
    Saw this by chance when drive near and were so impressed by this beautiful abbey. Highly recommend to spend 15 minutes to walk around it. Absolutely worth your time.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • lotharjuern
    Weston, FL2 557 contributions
    Did not know that former Cassius Clay and then Muhammad Ali has some family ties to Ireland. Good for him.
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • Marie D
    3 contributions
    This library has just about everything you need for families. Great day out kids had brillliant and different day. It is a community experience and lovely to see the locals keep this de valera library open. It is very historical and provides internet service
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • Michael M
    Ennis, Ireland112 contributions
    Heard the song more years ago than I care to remember. Didn't think the place was actually real. Visiting here is FREE. It is only a four cross roads on the main road to Tulla/Scarriff East.
    Somebody is caring for the place as it appears reasonably well kept. It appears also the local community are active in promoting the place as a local told us there is a local walk planned leading people to all the places mentioned in the song. There has been some plaques errected in places but we didnt see them.
    The song has been credited to a local man Robbie McMahon now passed away but a small stone structure has been put up in his honour.
    The local man also described to us "the craic" of the few days of the fair that still takes place here every June 23rd. He was very entertaining and I think we were lucky to meet him as it added to the experience of our visit which to be honest would have been very lack lustre without him.
    We were glad we visited, glad it was free and can now say Been there ,Done that, tick box.
    Written 22 July 2019
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  • Jenny D
    1 contribution
    Went on the Cliffs of Moher walking tour with Simon booked through Ollie’s tours. Excellent day with lots of local references and patient management. 10 in the group , all nationalities and ages but communication flowed throughout. Humour and commitment made this a great success. It was extremely hot and there were some climbs but Simon ensured we all took plenty of water breaks and had, specifically, carried extra water to ‘ look after’ us. Evidence, if needed, of professionalism. A minibus has been prearranged for the group to return to Doolin but we had time to appreciate the visitors centre and grab a cuppa ..or 🍦!
    Would like to have arranged another tour with this company but time didn’t allow , however, would encourage others to enjoy what I have experienced and any others on offer. Local knowledge of leaders enhances the quality of tours.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Liz391767
    1 contribution
    This experience was a highlight of our trip to Ireland. Our group ranged in riding experience, from highly experienced to zero experience (me). We all had an incredible time. Even though it was my first time ever riding a horse, I always felt safe. The horses were very patient & staff were always nearby. The ride was peaceful & views were incredible. We saw a fairy fort!
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • SarMust
    Espoo, Finland5 contributions
    I was on a business trip and our evening program included Jane’s walking tour at Ennis. I really enjoyed it and would love to take another tour if I ever come to Ennis.
    Written 24 October 2019
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