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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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 from Oklahoma in Ennis for 3 days before our Tauck tour started. Our car driver suggested this tour and we all enjoyed the information Jane supplied. The tour also gave us a nice lay of the land for our...More

Thank CathieL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited Ennis twice and enjoyed Jane's tour each time! It's a must do. A great and entertaining orientation to the historic town of Ennis!

Thank Peg A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Ennis many times over the years but it took until now to take the much heralded Ennis walking tour run by the incomparable Jane O'Brien. The day I chose (Aug 19th) was in the midst of the Fleadh festival so the streets...More

Thank BrendanOSullivan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jane was our guide during the hour walking tour of Ennis, a lovely village with lots of history. Jane makes the past come alive, You can pick up tour right at the Tourist Office. I know you will enjoy the walk.

Thank BobbiB64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Ennis for the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. We don't usually participate in walking tours preferring to self guide with a map. Note: Ireland is probably the easiest place to do that as everyone is friendly and ready to assist the lost and confused....More

Thank lacatt
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I took this our with the well spoken Jane O'Brien. We were educated on many aspects of Ennis history and were introduced to some very historic structures. Well worth the cost and an excellent way to a feel of Ennis. Coupled with the 2017 All...More

Thank Berne902
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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