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Ennis Friary Abbey Street, Ennis, Ireland
+353 65 682 9100
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All reviews guided tour heritage card interesting visit self guided interesting history stone carvings centre of town office of public works historic sites rainy day architecture ruins century information opw headstones ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small site in the centre of town. Interesting but not essential viewing. I think the entrance fee is a bit steep.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Although we've been to Ennis on a number of previous visits to County Clare we never came across the Friary. The history is very interesting, particularly that which focused on the Friars.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Was cold and rainy day when we toured the Friary. We like OK and was worth the $5.50 per person charge

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cruiser19451632036
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Came across the Friary when strolling around. The friary has had some excellent sympathetic restoration done. Lots of interesting artefacts and relics in the Friary. The staff were full of knowledge and answered all questions that we had. It’s €5 admission but well worth a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hugibr75
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Knowledgeable docent. Open to questions. Highlighting conservation of 12th century architecture. Explanations of the life of the friars.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank judybeans
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Having flown into Shannon airport, the Ennis Friary was the first site we visited in Ireland and where we purchased our Heritage Cards. If you plan to visit several OPW (Office of Public Works) sites across Ireland, I heartily recommend purchasing the OPW Heritage Card....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Ennis Friary was one of our first stops in Ireland - admission was inexpensive. We did not have a staff member to provide a tour from start to finish but they did provide lots of information to us when we first arrived and pointed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The OPW has done another great job of preserving a historic site. We have been very pleased with all the locations we have visited. The guides are pleasant, informative and are proud of their locations; the Ennis Friary included.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Such as a shame that more people don't visit the friary. It's right in the centre of town and is certainly worth a look if you are in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank br_du2018
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Conveniently located near center of town. Staffed by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who when not too busy as when we were there gave us a personalized tour of this amazing 13th century partially restored friary with intact preserved stone carvings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MikeBirdman
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2 September 2015|
Response from Brendan G |
No, though they occasionally have free admission days.