Ennis

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Introduction

Ennis is a town in County Clare. It is the administrative centre of the county and the 10th largest town urban centre in the country.

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Sights and Activities

Bunratty Castle (south east of Ennis). A great historical place with a small old medieval type village around it.

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Getting There

Shannon Airport is about 20 minutes down the road by car, with rentals available at the airport. It is well served by flights from the US, UK and Europe. Major carriers are Aer Lingus and discount carrier RyanAir

From Shannon Airport, Ennis is easily reached by either bus or taxi.

A taxi from the airport to Ennis town will cost around €25-30. The national bus company, Bus Éireann, has regular services from the airport to Ennis town.

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Getting Around

The town itself is compact and the visitor could walk around it in a day. Taxis are plentiful and can be either hailed on the street or booked in advance, either by telephone or from one of the local companies offices.

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Eat

It comes as no surpise that Ennis has much to offer in the way of restaurants. Set in this busy town are restaurants such as The Diner, Rouges, Tulsi, Seasons 52 and The Loft Restaurant. There are a number of Chinese, Indian and Italian restaurants in the town.

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Drink

  • Knox's Bar & Bistro.
  • Ciarán's Pub.
  • Queen's.
  • Charlie Stewart's.

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Sleep

  • Rowan Tree Hostel.
  • Old Ground Hotel.
  • The Clare Inn.
  • Treacys West County Conference & Leisure Hotel.
  • Hotel Woodstock, Shannaway Rd, ☎ +353 65 689 9800, e-mail: info@hotelwoodstock.ie.
  • Brandons.

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Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

There are currently four main mobile phone operators dominating the Irish market:

  • Vodafone (prefix 087 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)
  • O2 (prefix 086 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)
  • Meteor (prefix 085 - GSM900/1800)
  • Three (prefix 083 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)

Most European phones and operators will allow you to roam on Irish networks, however you should ensure before arrival that your phone can operate on the GSM900/1800 network and that your service provider has set you up to allow roaming. This is especially true for visitors from outside the Eurozone.

Post

An Post is the national postal service provider. They're generally open Monday to Friday, between 9:00am to 5:30pm or 6:00pm, and smaller post offices would also impose lunch-time closure. Half-day service is available on Saturday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The General Post Office (GPO) on O'Connell Street in Dublin is the main post office in Dublin, and it is open Monday to Saturday, from 8:00am to 8:00pm. The post offices are closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday.

Ireland does not currently have a nationwide postal code system and in Dublin, certain areas have postal areas, given as Dublin XX with XX being numbers 1 to 24. Areas to the northside of Dublin have odd numbers, while areas to the southside of Dublin have even numbers (except the official residence of the President of Ireland - Áras an Uachtaráin - which is designated Dublin 8 despite being located in Phoenix Park on the northside).

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