Ennis, Ireland’s Friendliest Town offers the idea base from which to explore the mid- west region of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way.
As the capital of Co. Clare, Ennis is a picturesque and historic market town taking it’s name from “Inis” which is the Irish name for island.
World famous as the home of Traditional Irish Music, with year round music, festivals and trad sessions throughout the town and county.
It’s narrow bustling streets and lanes give character and ambiance to the town confirming that it is indeed somewhere very special. Take a break from driving and rest in Ennis, experience unique and diverse boutiques, shops, cafes, and restaurant’s before embarking to explore the breath taking coastline and seascapes of Clare.
Clare’s Atlantic Coastline Drive – South around Black Head, Fanore Beach, Doolin, Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch and Spanish Point beaches, town of Kilkee.
Route can begin and end in ennis by making for Ballyvaughan and returning from Kilkee.
Encircles the Burren including the Atlantic Coast Starts at Kilfenora, Coastal stretch includes Fanore, Black Head and Ballyvaughan.
Killimer – Tarbert Ferry and the ferry to Scattery Island.
Carrigaholt Bay and Loop Head and loop head light house which stands there since 1854.
The Bridges of Ross and wild Kilkee Cliffs.
Mutton Island, the now abandoned island and its ruins.
Spanish Point and Lehinch Beach for premier surfing locations.
Liscannor bay on the ways to the Cliffs of Moher where you will head north towards Doolin Port, Fanore Beach, Black Head, Ballyvaughan Pier and Flaggy shore.
“As the capital of a renowned music county, Ennis is bursting at the seams with pubs featuring live sessions almost every night of the week. In fact “it’s one of the best reasons to stay here”
Lonely Planet (10th Edition 2012)