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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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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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Carole G wrote a review 7 Jul
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Tour was both fun & informative. Jane was so friendly & welcoming & would highly recommend the tour.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Ambassador797950 wrote a review Jun 2021
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This is a fantastic tour of the beautiful town of Ennis. Jane O Brien has a wealth of knowledge of the history of Ennis and those who resided there. Most enjoyable and great value for money.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Sunshine804084 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Really recommend this tour of Ennis which we did on 14 June 2021. It takes one hour. Jane is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who conveys a great sense of the lives of the people of Ennis though the ages and of how the past remains embedded in the streets of Ennis today. Very enjoyable way to gain a deeper sense of the medieval town of Inis. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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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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