Ennis Friary
Ennis Friary
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Paul A
Akron, OH2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The history of the Friary was interesting.
The remaining structure is well kept.
Can be viewed easily in one hour.
Near other points of interest, the Ferguson river and the Clare museum.
Written 14 September 2023
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betterthanwork
Nottingham, UK1,341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Although we did not go inside, the outer walls are quite impressive. The friary is set right in the heart of the town.
Written 26 June 2023
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TravelKats1234
Salem, OR97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
well done information and friendly knowledgeable docent. Have done a good job w preservation but not overly re created, nice to spend some time here if staying in Ennis or near by
Written 23 October 2022
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Marek_ZG
Zielona Gora, Poland1,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Ennis Friary was set up in Clare in the 13th century and served as a centre of learning. Today, visitors to the friary’s place are welcome to admire its famous sculptures.
Written 18 September 2022
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Margaret
New Milford, CT5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This is a must see if you’re in Ennis. Ask the tour guide questions. The carvings and the history are breathtaking- we learned so much and enjoyed this immensely.
Written 14 September 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I really enjoyed my visit to Ennis Friary in the heart of the town. My last time was during Covid restrictions so part of the site was not open. This time I feel I saw it in its best light.
There was a wonderful guide there, so helpful and friendly. She really knew her stuff and was full of great suggestions for other things to visit in the area. I wish I had her name to thank her here!
The interior part of the Friary is an interesting museum with beautiful stone carvings representing the Passion of Christ and a really distinctive carving of St Francis of Assisi with stigmata.
The cloisters are largely gone vut what remains of them are beautiful. Some amazingly ornate window frames remain too as well as intricate tombs.
Make sure to go out to the graveyard too as you get great views of the building from there.
Written 9 August 2022
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StephenInWSeattle
Seattle, WA400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Stopped by the Ennis Friary om a mission to investigate a story. Met Aoife and Ruth, which was a blessing as both were friendly and helpful. Aoife was especially interested in a story we had heard and took time to help investigate on several websites she knew from the local area in order to help us find out more information. Although we have not solved our puzzle yet, her help and determination were so appreciated and she is an amazing ambassador for the Ennis Friary. Now, the friary was amazing in it's own right. History of the location and the building were well documented and well preserved. What a gem for the town of Ennis and a must see if you visit! Thank you Aoife and Ruth for your help and passion for the friary!
Written 22 July 2022
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Patti K
Bellevue, WA46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The staff there welcomed us warmly and gave us a brief history tour, then let us roam freely. This place is very old, one of the earliest monastaries in Ireland. One of the docents looked up my family ancestry names in a book for me. She was extremely helpful.
Written 28 June 2022
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Lia M
Province of Munster, Ireland188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Centre of town location, worth a look, nice photo opportunities, interesting. Can be seen in 30 minutes or less. Don't miss the chance for a look. Nice history and culture. Lovely to look at
Written 10 February 2022
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Clare C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
A stunning spot with a fascinating history, well worth a visit. Our guide Aoife was beyond knowledgeable. Can't recommend enough!
Written 24 October 2021
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