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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
+353 87 648 3714
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I received a one on one tour w/Jane because no one else showed up. Jane said,"You're here, I'm here...let's go". What dedication! It's great to do this on your 1st day; you're familiar w/the lay of the land,the history and the activities you might want...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A great way to see Ennis with great guide. Groups of people being taken around the historic sites of Ennis

Thank vinnie065
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Have stopped off in Ennis for a few nights as part of a tour of Ireland Our tour manager took us along to the tourist office where the tour starts from. The ladies in the office are also very good helping you make the most...More

Thank wendygp
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Informative tour at good pace. Pointed out things you wouldn't see on your own. Some might feel it's a bit overpriced for just over an hour. We enjoyed Jane's stories.

Thank Melgar42
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great one-hour walking tour of Ennis with Jane O'Brien. Very informative commentary, just the right amount of information. Jane took us through the narrow medieval streets and brought us back in time. Well worth booking a tour as it gives you a intro to this...More

Thank annemS6511WD
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Jane is phenomenal! Her knowledge of Irish history & events brings Ireland to life! If you want to know the people and culture then you need to know where they come from and she shares their history beautifully.

Thank gomeztrejos
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Jane showed us Ennis in a new light and brought the historical details of the town alive with entertaining stories. It lasted about an hour, three kids from 9 to 12, made it enjoyable for them. Great way to explore and see details you would...More

Thank pucfada
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Do you have a late afternoon or evening tour on sept 16th?
25 August 2016|
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
Where is the Ennis Tourist Office in relation to the Old Ground Hotel? Can I walk to the start of your tour?
27 June 2016|
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