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Ennis Walking Tours

Tourist Office | Temple Gate Hotel Courtyard, Ennis, Ireland
+353 87 648 3714
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Ranked #3 of 11 Activities in Ennis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Now in its 10th 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 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!

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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Even during a misting day, the tour was great. Very informative and interesting. She tells the story of Ennis and it history. We enjoyed every bit of it.

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River Edge, NJ
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When we decided to stay in Ennis, we had no idea what a great city it is. The Ennis Walking Tour is led by a very knowledgeable and friendly woman. She took us through the city and gave us wonderful information on some of the medieval sites we were seeing. It is truly worth taking if you have a day... More

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Santa Clara, CA
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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our guide, Jane O'Brien, was delightful! She was chatty and informative, and offered a terrific overview of Ennis' history. It was an hour well spent. I recommend this tour!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Ennis is a small town but is full of history which Jane O'Brien has the real talent of making you discover. It was interesting and you learn about the past not only of Ennis but also of Ireland. Jane is someone you enjoy listening as you feel she loves her hometown and wants to share her love for Ennis. I... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My sister and I took a walking tour of Ennis with Jane O'Brien and would really recommend it to all those who find themselves in this gorgeous part of Ireland. We were both quite in love with County Clare and Ennis even before we took this tour, but Jane's narration of historic places and traditions and Ennis' rather important role... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great time on our walking tour of Ennis with Jane O'Brien. Full of interesting facts and historical perspective, it was a great way to learn about the town, with a few snippets of Irish History thrown in. I would highly recommend a trip to Ennis, and a walk around the town with Jane!

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The tour lasted about an hour and gave a good perspective of place to go back to visit. Our guide was very informative and friendly and encouraged as many questions as we could think of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Jane gave a great tour she was very knowledgeable about the town and it was an awesome way to start off our first day on a 12 day trip to Ireland would highly recommend this walking tour to anyone

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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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