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Ennis Walking Tours

Tourist Office | Temple Gate Hotel Courtyard, Ennis, Ireland
+353 87 648 3714
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Now in its 13th successful year of business Ennis Walking Tours is an exciting tourism initiative which runs lively and entertaining guided walking tours through the winding streets of the medieval town of Ennis in Co Clare. Jane - the experienced local guide - leads you through the atmospheric winding streets and "bow-ways" of the town, while revealing the intriguing characters and stories that shaped its history. Hear about the mythology and legends of the town - from banshees to Biddy Early (the magical lady of Clare who was tried for witchcraft in Ennis). Hear tales of murders and hangings, famine and poverty, rebellions and riots and discover how the most powerful men from Irelands past - amongst them Daniel O'Connell, Eamon de Valera and Charles Stewart Parnell were closely linked to the town. There is an option to finish the tour in the comfortable setting of a local pub and learn more about Clare's unique contribution to the traditional Irish music scene.In addition to this tour Jane also runs pre-booked Haunted History Tours and Gourmet Tours (A Taste of Ennis). Please contact her for more information.
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Tourist Office | Temple Gate Hotel Courtyard, Ennis, Ireland
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+353 87 648 3714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We met Jane at 3pm at our hotel for a private tour. I think she does daily tours at 11pm but we weren't scheduled to arrive by then and had to depart at 12:30 the next day. The tour was perfect - lasted about an...More

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Informal walking tour of central Ennis. Really not that much walking, as the town is old and pretty compact, but we did go up and down several major streets that converge at the old center of town. Host was friendly and helpful. She spoke clearly,...More

Thank vneal66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jane, the proprietor, does an outstanding job in giving guests a thorough briefing of the town in one hour+. She took us to places in town and provided insights into signs or edifices one would otherwise miss. As a native of Ennis, she is well...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, my father and I were lucky enough to have spent a magical week back in October, in County Clare and our walking tour of Ennis with Jane O'Brien was one of the highlights of our trip. We came upon Jane, a fiery red...More

Thank trapabri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the Ennis Walking Tour today......fabulous, knowledgeable guide, extremely pleasant who delivered a really enjoyable tour with lots of interesting information. Great manner, very professional and humorous. A lady who loves where she comes from and shares it with others, enthusiastic guide....thank you....I enjoyed...More

Thank Lenalovesfood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jane provides just enough detail to make the town's stories come alive without overwhelming you with too many dates you won't remember. A lovely tour. Highly recommend it.

Thank Maureen078
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting from the states and were looking for a walking tour in Ennis. We found Jane on trip advisor and was also recommended by the hotel. Jane was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of Ennis. She added lore to the trip...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great way to get to know this great town! Ms. O'Brien - a life-long resident - takes you back through history to the town's founding as well as relating how and why the town exists today. The walk - at about 1.5 -...More

Thank NJ B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't make the usual tour so we booked a private tour with Jane O'Brien. We have ancestors from the area so it was great to have the opportunity to learn about Ennis in detail. I highly recommend the tour to anyone interested in Irish...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Started off our trip to Ireland with a few days in Ennis, waiting to embark on a bicycle tour around western Ireland. Having never heard of Ennis before, I had no idea what a fascinating and understated town this was with a rich history and...More

Thank Bikerhiker2820
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saraelizabeth456
25 August 2016|
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Response from Jane O | Property representative |
Hi! There are currently no late afternoon or evening tours planned for Sep 16th. However I would be happy to run a private tour for you if that is of interest? Please mail me the number in your group to the contact mail on... More
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Marygee23
27 June 2016|
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Response from Jane O | Property representative |
It is a very short walk (5 mins) from the Old Ground Hotel to the Tourist Office. You just walk down the main street and when you get to the O'Connell monument you turn right into Arthur's Row and the Tourist Office is there... More
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