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Ennis Walking Tours

Tourist Office | Temple Gate Hotel Courtyard, Ennis, Ireland
+353 87 648 3714
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Worth doing

Tour was conducted by Jane O'Brien who was both friendly and informative. You book at the Visitors... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Private Ennis Walking Tours

Booked a Private walking tour with Jane, found this to be very interesting and informative, I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine B
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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 via mobile

Tour was conducted by Jane O'Brien who was both friendly and informative. You book at the Visitors Centre and meet outside the Centre at the appointed time. Our tour was a small group of about ten people. Payment is made directly to Jane. The tour...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a Private walking tour with Jane, found this to be very interesting and informative, I would recommend this tour.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After almost a month in Ireland we thought we had pretty much seen everything. Then by chance we went to Ennis for the day. This town is under exposed for tourists! The walking tour was great we learned so much! And it made us go...More

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Thank Gannilly
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Informative walking tour. A walk around the town, about 70 minutes, gave us a sense of its history, layout, & lore. Well worth it.

Thank disappointed96
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Jane O’Brien offers a low key, easily accessible tour of the town of Ennis. She is a native of Ennis, is quite familiar with the history and shares it in a very interesting way. I found her stories and insights fascinating. Our tour lasted about...More

Thank Marianne N
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This tour of the town of Ennis was outstanding… Our tour guide, Jane, is very knowledgeable of the history and legends of Ennis… An insightful and entertaining tour of the sights of Ennis…

Thank pogue99
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Jane, a lovely local lady, walked through Ennis and made history come alive. We went from the O'Briens to the OConnell's to today. We all enjoyed the town, the history and Jane. Don't stay in Ennis without her tour, you will have missed so much.

Thank nevertoooldtohavefun
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

If you would like an informative walk round this historic town take this tour. The character of the place and the characters are brought to life. Well worth it!

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I live in Ennis and learnt so many things during the tour. Jane is an excellent guide and renews her information over time (did it twice). Completely worth it. Excellent way to get to know Ennis. Highly recommended.

Thank Dlignon
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10 October 2017|
Response from Jane O | Property representative |
Hi Pauline - thanks for your interest in Ennis Walking Tours! Yes there is a tour scheduled for this Thur 12th Oct leaving at 11:00 from the Ennis Tourist Office. It cost €10 per person. Hope to see you there! Jane
24 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
26 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