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Ennis Walking Tours

Ennis, Ireland
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About Ennis Walking Tours
2019 Winner of "Best Walking Tour Experience - West of Ireland" (EU Irish Enterprise Awards)! Official walking tour guide for Rick Steves Ireland Tours and now in its 15th 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 O'Brien is an experienced local guide with a Masters in Local History -she leads you through the atmospheric 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. Hear tales of murders and hangings, famine and poverty, rebellions and riots and discover how the most powerful men from Irelands past were closely linked to the town. Jane also runs pre-booked Haunted History Tours and Gourmet Walking Tours of Ennis. Please contact her for more information.
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Ennis Walking Tour

Get the inside story on one of County Clare's most charming towns on a guided walking tour of Ennis, known for its Irish music scene. The medieval town is full of hidden history and surprises, so follow a savvy guide through winding streets and past landmarks like the Daniel O'Connell Monument and Old Abbey. Local anecdotes and trivia make a visit to Ennis more meaningful than wandering around on your own.
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1 hour 10 minutes
from $12.27

Private Ennis Walking Tour (for up to 6 people)

Private tour of Ennis with an experienced and award-winning local guide. You will explore the streets and laneways of the town while learning about the intriguing characters and stories that shaped its history. Winner of the "2019 Best Walking Tour Experience - West of Ireland" and official tour for the Rick Steves Tours in Ennis, the History & Legends Tour explores the history, methodology, legends, ghosts, poverty, murders and more of this medieval town. The guide uses rich historical sources to recreate both the drama and daily life of Ennis and its place in Irish history and her acclaimed tours provide a highly entertaining and thought-provoking experience. There is also the option to book the Haunted History Tour for a more in-depth exploration of the darker side of the towns history, or the Gourmet History Tour for a combination of the history of the town along with the history of food in Ireland and some local food tastings.
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1 hour 10 minutes
from $147.16
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Cork City day tripper wrote a review Aug 2020
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My husband & myself were the only people on the tour on this day due to Covid affecting bookings. Jane agreed to give us the tour which was very kind of her & we enjoyed a private tour around the streets of Ennis. She shared many interesting facts about the history of particular buildings, monuments, lanes & streets. The tour normally takes one hour & would be suitable from the age of 12 years. Comfortable walking shoes necessary to move through the streets at a steady pace. We enjoyed the tour very much thanks to Jane.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Assumpta V wrote a review Mar 2020
Cork, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Taking this short tour brings Ennis alive! Walking the narrow streets, peering into the nooks and bows, (you'll discover what a 'bow' is!), we were charmed entertained, and awakened to the local history of Ennis. The Jacobean triple chimney stack stands out - I've never seen one before! Our guide Jane is a relaxed, friendly, very well informed guide. There were about 16 people on the tour. We could all see and hear everything. She had a very efficient microphone system. Do not leave Ennis without taking this tour! I adored it!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Nick M wrote a review Feb 2020
Wheeling, West Virginia1 contribution
Jane was a wonderful guide and was able to answer all of our questions, no matter how obscure. Ennis is a great little town to begin with, and this tour greatly enriched our time there. This is definitely a tour worth taking!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Paul M wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania32 contributions4 helpful votes
What a great hidden gem and well worth the day/evening trip. Lots of great restuarants and local flavor mixed with old churches and old sites to see. Our guide was amazing, very knowledgable and upbeat. Apologies for forgetting hername but she was great.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Gillian S wrote a review Dec 2019
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I recently had the opportunity to experience a very interesting tour with Ennis Walking Tours. I was part of a group of 10 people assembled outside the Temple Gate Hotel from where the tour began. Our guide Jane O'Brien was there to greet us. What followed was the most fascinating and insightful journey in to past times of this beautiful medieval town. Our guide Jane brought the history of Ennis to life with her wonderful knowledge of the history, mythology, legends, stories of local people, from when the monks lived in Ennis in the 12th Century to the present day. I have a new appreciation of the wonderful heritage of this town and the important role it played in Irish history.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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