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Getting around

For a taxi call Burren Taxis (682 3456) or pick one up at the taxi stands at the train station and beside the Daniel O’Connell ­Monument.

Tierney’s Cycles & Fishing (682 9433; 17 Abbey St; 9am-6pm Mon-Sat) has well-maintained mountain bikes costing €20/80 per day/week to hire, which includes a helmet, lock and repair kit. Staff will recommend routes where you’re less likely to end up as road kill.

Tom Mannion Travel (682 4211; www.tmt-ireland.com ; 71 O’Connell St) rents cars.

Parking is fairly good in Ennis. There’s a big car park behind the tourist office in Friar’s Walk and one alongside the river just off Abbey St. It’s pay and display for about €1 per hour.