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Ennis

Ennis County Clare ireland

Ennis is the county town (capital) of County Clare. It is the centre of administration of Clare County Council and has a population of about 25,000. The town has a history dating back beyond the 12th century and was associated with the O’Briens, descendants of Brian Boru. It also has a Friary and was a major religious centre for centuries.

Built on the River Fergus it is now mainly a market town and shopping centre as well as being a regional centre for many services. The town centre has many narrow streets with some buildings dating back 1000 years.

Sport in Ennis

hurling in Cusack Park Ennis County Clare

Sport plays a big part in the lives of the community. Cusack Park is the GAA county ground and is located near the town centre. County Clare is noted for its hurling teams and won the All Ireland Hurling Final recently. There are several other sporting clubs including Soccer, Rugby and Golf and the town has a fine facility at Lees Road Sports and Amenity Park.

Click on the images for more views of Ennis County Clare:

IT Hub

In 1997, Ennis became Ireland’s first Information Age Town with residents and students becoming the pioneers of IT training in Ireland.

Ennis History and Heritage

The town has a long history which can be experienced at its many historic monuments including Clare Abbey, the Franciscan Friary, The Courthouse and at the Clare Museum which recounts the history of the county over 6,000 years displaying ancient artefacts and other historical items.

historicak monument in ennis ireland

Two of Ireland’s most famous historical figures, Daniel O’Connell and Eamon DeValera had a close association with the town.

Accommodation in Ennis Ireland

treacys hotel bedroom in ennis ireland

There are number of very good hotels and many B&Bs in the town as well as pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.

Here is a selection of accommodation available:
Hotels: Old Ground Hotel, Temple Gate Hotel, Queens Hotel, Treacys West County Hotel, Hotel Woodstock.
Bed and Breakfast: Stonehaven B&B, Knockaderry House, Parnell House, Glencove, Bridgeview B&B.
Self Catering: Cathedral Court, Russell Mews, Larchlodge, Town House, Glensheen

Festivals

ennis ireland trad fest in county clare

Festivals include The Ennis Street Festival in July and The Clare Food and Drink Fleadh in May. This town is a centre of traditional Irish music and hosts the Fleadh Nua each year in May and Ennis Trad Festival in November.
Ennis Book Club Festival is a geat new literary festival.

How Far is Ennis?

Limerick: 41 km, Shannon Airport: 26km, Galway: 74km, Dublin: 245km.

Public Transport

The town is well served with bus and train connections.
Trains: Iarnród Éireann
Bus: Bus Éireann, TFI etc
Taxis : Burren Taxis Burren Taxis Ennis Tel: +353 (0)65 682 3456, AAA Taxis Tel: +363 (0)65 689 2999

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