Ennistymon is a market town close to Lahinch, it is located in the north west of county Clare Ireland. Ennistymon may be reached directly from Ennis by the N85 road through Inagh. The town is known for the traditional shop fronts of its centre and the lively "craic" pubs to be found here during the tourist season. Ennistymon is home of Daly's pub owned by the famous matchmaker Willie Daly.
Located near the edge of the Burren, Ennistymon makes an excellent base for a visit to the Burren it is also a good base for those on a golfing holiday with courses such as Lahinch and Doonbeg quite close and the rest of Clare's courses within an hours drive.
The town has lots of beautiful shops which sell local crafts; there are two art Galleries, a craft shop and once a week a market is held.
North Clare has for centuries produced an outstanding array of writers and poets, storytellers and bards, hedge-school teachers and eminent scholars in diverse fields across the broadest spectrum of literature and learning. Aodh Bui MacCruitin from Kilmacreehy, Labhras O'hAinle and the MacMathuna's from Ennistymon and Seamus MacCruitin from Tullyvargan, Lahinch.
The town was home of Caitlin MacNamara who married the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, and was regularly visited by the celebrated Welsh painter, Augustus John. Ennistymon, is situated on the River Cullenagh, which at this point passes over the famous 'Falls'. These 'Falls' can be viewed from the bridge or, better still, from the footpath or river-side walk or the bar in the hotel which takes it name from the falls. The famous Irish poet Brian Merriman was born here in 1749.