Welcome to Ennis
Ennis (Inis) is the busy commercial centre of Clare. It lies on the banks of the slender, fast-moving River Fergus, which flows east, then south into the Shannon Estuary.It's perhaps short on sights but it's a good place to hang your hat for a spot of urban flair, and you can reach any part of Clare in under two hours from here. The town's strengths are its food, lodgings and traditional entertainment. The town... Read More
Top experiences in Ennis
Cliffs of Moher Tour from Dublin
After departing Dublin, your first stop of the day will be in the town of Athlone. You will stop very close to Athlone castle where you will have the opportunity to take a few pictures of Athlone Castle, stretch your legs and maybe get yourself a coffee or breakfast. This is a 30 minute photo stop. After arriving in Galway, you will have 1 hour to explore this amazing little city with cobbled streets. Your guide will walk you to Shop street and Lynch's castle. You will have the opportunity to explore the city on your own or join your guide in showing you to the main street of Galway.You will now follow the entire Wild Atlantic way between Galway and Ennistymon. Passing historic landmarks such as Dunguaire Castle etc. And driving through villages like Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, and Kilfenora. Next you will stop for 30 minutes at the Burren. Where you can enjoy fantastic views out to the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and on a clear day the 12 Bens mountain range. Be sure to bring your camera, as the unusual karst rocks make for some dramatic photo opportunities, and views stretch out towards the Aran Islands and the Twelve Bens mountain range. Here you can find Mediterranean, Arctic and Alpine plants growing next to each other.Finally arriving at the day's star-attraction - the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. With 1.5 hours to explore, you'll have ample time to walk along the 702 foot (214 metres) high cliffs, learn more about the natural wonder in the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center, and take plenty of photos. Don't forget to do the Ledge experience inside the visitor centre. Entrance fees included.The tour now heads back inland to 2 more unique stops. This route is filled with amazing views, Norman Tower houses, lakes, horses and other farm animals. A great way to see how real life and farming works in the West of Ireland.We will now stop at Kilmacduagh Monastery for 30 minutes. Kilmacduagh Monastery has one of the finest collections of monastic buildings in the country. A very rare chance to take pictures of a 12th century Round Tower located among this abundance of early christian buildings dating back to the 11th century.Your last stop of the day will be in Loughrea. We will stop in this town dating back to Strongbow and the Anglo Normans around 1236. Your stop is next to the lough(lake) Rea, where you will have 30 minutes to take some pictures. Use the bathrooms and get stocked up for the journey back to Dublin. Arriving in Dublin around 9:30pm.
Ennis Walking Tour including Authentic Irish Experience Workshop
Meeting at the O'Connell Statue located at the top of O'Connell street in Ennis town centre, you will be met by your experienced tour guide. You will be given a brief introduction to what will be happening and you will be ready to begin your tour. Departing from O'Connell Statue, you set off on your unique journey through Ennis. After one stop outside the famous 13th century Abbey, you will be brought indoors and the 'Authentic Irish Experience' workshop will begin. During this workshop, you will get the opportunity to learn about Irish language (Gaelic), music, song, dance, food and even sport. You will be given the chance to learn new skills that you will have forever. Create true memories of your time in Ireland.Equipped with your new knowledge of Irish Culture, you will set off for the rest of your guided tour, stopping at the some of the hidden landmarks in Ennis. Find out how the Irish lived their lives and who were the people that would change history forever.Your tour will finish off in a local coffee shop where you will get the opportunity to purchase some traditional Irish 'Scones' and tick some things off your 'Irish Product Bucket List'. Here you can ask your guide any final questions and queries about the tour as well as recommendations for things to do for the duration of your time in Ireland.