Ennis Walking Tours...

Find out how nagging women were punished in 18th century Ennis

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.

The story of how a scold or nagging woman was punished by being strapped to a stool and ducked in the waters of the river Fergus is just one of the fascinating tales brought to life on the tours. An experienced 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. 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.


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Ennis is a thriving market town and the principal town of Co. Clare. Its famous narrow streets are dotted with a host of unusual shops and lively bars and restaurants. Regarded as the heartland of Irish music Ennis is also is an ideal centre for touring around the many attractions of Co. Clare and is conveniently located close to Shannon Airport.

The “show-up” tours are run every day (except Tuesday and Sunday) at 11.00am from May to Oct. Evening tours are available upon request.
Group bookings are available all year.
Tours leave from outside the Ennis Tourist Office and last approx 1 hour 15 minutes.
Tickets are priced at €8 per adult and group rates are available.

For more information and group bookings contact Jane O'Brien on +353 (0) 87 6483714
or e-mail us or visit our web site by cloicking on above link