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County Clare - Ennis

County Clare - Towns Select from list More Towns - Ireland Towns C-D (21-25) Towns displayed are E-K (26-30) Towns K-K (31-35) 132. Ennis Ennis is the county town and the main road junction of County Clare. Although an old town with narrow winding streets, it is a progressive business and marketing centre. The River Shannon and Lough Derg form the eastern boundary of County Clare. On the West is the wonderfully varied Atlantic coast, with mighty cliffs, caverns and sandy bays. To the north, this rugged coast rises nearly 700 feet above the sea in the form of the sheer Cliffs of Moher; here also is the amazing limestone district called the Burren, with its many caves, underground streams and rare flora. On the South is the broad Shannon estuary, where Ireland's greatest river meets the sea. The origins of Ennis date back to 1240, when Donnchadh Caribreach O'Brien helped to establish the Franciscan Order in Ennis, by his offer of hospitality to wandering Friars. The old Abbey, which was built shortly afterwards, is one of the most famous and beautiful National Monuments in the Shannon region. Ennis progressed mainly as a market town, supplemented by traffic on the River Fergus between here and the port at Clarecastle, and by the inflow of students attending the school for theological studies established by the Friars in the Abbey. The Courthouse is much admired for its Neo-classical lines and fined Ionic Portico, while its prospect is further enhanced by the well kept appearance of the town park on the foreground. The Courthouse was erected by the County Clare Grand Jury in 1850, to the design of Henry Whitestone. In the hall is a statue of Sir Michael O'Loughlen of Drumconora House the first Catholic Master of the Rolls since the penal times. In the town park stands a bronze memorial to Eamon De Valera. Services in Ennis Guest Houses | Bed & Breakfasts | Hotels | Car Rental | Vacation Packages Tourist Attractions, Galleries, Sightseeing Tours, Bus Hire / Services, Bicycle Hire, Nature Reserves, Railway Museums, Monuments, Local Tours, Taxi Services, Cathedrals (Historical), Summer Schools, Farmhouses, Hostels, Museums, Cinemas, Nightclubs, Festivals and Fairs, Irish Music, Golf, Library, Dancing, Self Catering, Abbeys, Friaries, Churches (Historical), Lakes, Woods and Forests, Walks, Book Shops, Antiques, Archives, Language Schools, Leisure Centres, Pubs, Rail Services and Stations, Specialist Food & Drink, Exhibitions, Restaurants, Crystal Glass, Visitors Centre 133. Ennistymon Ennistymon is an attractive holiday centre on the main Ennis-Lisdoonvarna road, 2 1/2 miles (4 km) inland from Lahinch. The town is in a wooded valley beside a cascade on the River Cullenagh. Boating, dancing, tennis, cinema and other recreations are provided, and there is good brown trout fishing on the Cullenagh River and the Dealagh River (about 2 miles/3 km away). Services in Ennistymon Guest Houses | Bed & Breakfasts | Hotels | Car Rental | Vacation Packages Bus Hire / Services, Taxi Services, Farmhouses, Self Catering, Specialist Food & Drink, Restaurants, Craft Centres 134. Fanore Fanore is located on the southern shore of Galway Bay, the Burren is found nearby and there is some acommodation in Fanore that makes it a good base for visiting this famous attraction. Services in Fanore Bed & Breakfasts | Car Rental | Vacation Packages Farmhouses, Self Catering 135. Feakle Feakle is a secluded village on the southern slopes of the Slieve Aughty Mountains. There is some very pretty scenery in this area, particularly at Lough Graney which lies among the hills 4 miles (6km) north of the village. The poet Brian Merriman (c. 1749-1805) lived at Lough Graney. Six miles (10 km) south-west of Feakle, the coarse-fishing centre of Tulla lies in a district of little lakes. Services in Feakle Bed & Breakfasts | Hotels | Car Rental | Vacation Packages Festivals and Fairs, Self Catering, Town Information 136. Kildysart Services in Kildysart Car Rental | Vacation Packages Festivals and Fairs, Pubs Towns C-D (21-25) Towns displayed are E-K (26-30) Towns K-K (31-35) --TOP-- Privacy policy / Disclaimer / Links / Contact us Nova Car Hire operated by Gulliver Ireland, FEXCO Center, Killorglin, Co.Kerry, Ireland