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Ennis Walking Tours

Tourist Office | Temple Gate Hotel Courtyard, Ennis, Ireland
+353 (0) 87 648 3714
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Ranked #2 of 6 activities in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Now in its 9th successfully year of business Ennis Walking Tours is an exciting tourism initiative which runs lively and entertaining guided walking... more » Owner description: Now in its 9th successfully 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 is also running summer evening Haunted History Tours - come join us for fun and chills on a spine tingling journey as we unlock the secrets of medieval Ennis! « less
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I started our stay in the lovely town of Ennis, Ireland by taking this engaging walking tour led by Jane O'Brien. Jane is the director of this tour company and she has a deep knowledge of the town's colourful history. Her tour started at the museum in the center of town and she showed us all of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were in Ennis recently and decided to go on the Walking Tour of Ennis, and what a lovely day it was. Jane, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and makes the tour interesting and fun. It is a pleasant hour and ten minutes wandering around the town of Ennis learning about its history. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Jane, our tour guide was very knowledgable about the area and it helped us to get the most out of out time in Ennis. Hundreds of years of history. She was able to explain what we were seeing as well and put it into a cultural perspective. SHe is actually from there and so she understood the area in a... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I was in Ennis for my daughters wedding and Jane gave us the most lovely and informative walking tour of Ennis County, I got the true feeling of the locals pride and love of their town. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area, I met some of the kindest people on earth! I hope to go back again... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Even a little rain didn't dampen Jane O'Brien's tour. We had a great time walking around Ennis and learning its history from a native daughter of the town. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, rain or shine!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Happened upon this tour and was very glad to have done so. Jane is a wealth of information about her native town, bringing not only the history alive, but also the people, anecdotes and culture of Ennis from its earliest beginnings. The tour took in many aspects of Ennis, lasting for a little over an hour but incorporating so much... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Ennis wasn't one of our planned stops on our recent trip to Ireland, but we decided to stop and check it out. We went to the visitor information and found the Ennis Walking Tour was about to begin. Jane gave us a wonderful tour of this medieval town. She helped make Ennis one of my favorite cities in Ireland. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Jane O'Brien is a personable, very knowledgeable tour guide. This walking tour is well worth your time and money. Ennis is a lovely medieval town made more enjoyable with the background she provides. We arrived a day early to begin our CIE bus tour, and this set the stage for a wonderful trip to come.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Jane is full of local information, very easy to listen to and makes the information entertaining and easy to remember. I would certainly recommend a visitor to Ennis to join Jane on this tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I arrived in Ennis the day before my tour was to start. Meeting Jane and taking her tour was a great way to see this lovely medieval town. In an hour Jane gave us a comprehensive tour entertaining us with local tales and pointing out all the points of interest.

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