Walking tours



Fleadh Walking tours

Date: 14th – 19th August inc.
Time: 11.00am and 2.00pm
Meeting point: Ennis Tourist Office        

Take a journey through time on the award winning Ennis Walking Tours. These lively and entertaining guided walking tours through the winding streets of the medieval town of Ennis will take place twice daily from August 14th to 19th.

History and Legends Tour

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.

Jane O’Brien is the director and tour guide for Ennis Walking Tours. Winner of the FBD Clare Business Excellence Award for Best Tourism Initiative in Clare and praised by Lonely Planet as the best way to appreciate the town, Jane’s tours consistently receive rave reviews on TripAdvisor and were recently awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016.


Some reviews for Ennis Walking Tours …

TripAdvisor ‘17
“Great tour …..Must do!”


Lonely Planet
“The best way to explore Ennis is on foot and the best way to appreciate it is with an expert. This company offers excellent walks that leave from in front of the tourist office.”


Frommer’s Ireland
“Taking one of Jane O’Brien’s Ennis Walking Tours is unquestionably the best possible introduction to the town, its history, and some of its bizarre legends. Jane puts on a highly informative tour, peppering the official history with anecdotal tales that transform sleepy Ennis into a truly intriguing destination… I won’t give away the entire tour; suffice to say it’s fascinating ***.”

Let’s Go
“A walking tour of Ennis spices up a portrait of the town as it
was and as it is with local lore and political history. Jane O’Brien garners special praise for her gentle yet commanding presence and spirited stories.”

RyanAir Magazine
Named second after the Cliffs of Moher in the top six stops you should make in Irelands West.
"The best way to sample the town’s history is to join one of Jane O'Brien's walking tours, which are like a "Journey through time".   Described with great warmth and wit, Ennis' colourful past is brought alive - peppered with tales of famine, poverty, murder and rebellion."

Clare Champion
"Jane O'Brien is a natural.  With her red hair and friendly personality, she must be a hit with the tourists.