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Visit Ennis & Clare

If you are making the trip to glór from farther away,  you may well want to make a weekend of it, since there so much to see and do nearby. Here we offer tips on how to get to Ennis, and places to stay, eat and explore whilst you are in Clare. Our staff have offered some of their favourite activities not more than a drive  away, to help make your time in Clare special.

Getting Here:

glór is situated in the heart of Ennis, Co. Clare’s capital town, and can be accessed by rail, road and air. Ennis is located between the cities of Limerick and Galway on the N18. It is easily accessible by public transport: there are daily buses and trains to Limerick, Galway, Dublin and Cork.

By train:

By bus:

By plane:
Shannon Airport is twenty minutes’ drive from the town. In addition, glór has its own car park and is within two minutes’ walk of the town’s two largest car parks.

Car / coach:
Dublin: 235 kms [147 miles], Galway: 67 kms [42 miles], Limerick City: 37 kms (23 miles), Cork: 140 kms (87 miles)

Staying Nearby in Clare:

We recommend the following hotels and accommodation in Ennis and nearby:

In Ennis:

Elsewhere in Clare:

Eating in Ennis:

Some of the glór team’s favourite spots in Clare:

To Walk:

  • Walking tour of Ennis
  • Lees Road, Ennis
  • Dromore Woods
  • Cliff Walk between Liscannor & the Cliffs of Moher (only on a still, fine day)
  • Lough Avalla Loop, The Burren (pop to farmhouse for tea if cafe open)
  • Promenade at Lahinch
  • The Flaggy Shore
  • The Twelve o’Clock Hills, East Clare (near Kilkishen)

To Eat (art-ily):

  • The Burren Perfumery, Carron–for divine soaps, scents and cakes
  • Father Ted’s House, The Burren – for tea and scones
  • The Russell Gallery, Newquay
  • The Gallery Cafe, Gort
  • Bunratty & Knappogue Banquets

To Play:

  • The Friary in Ennis
  • The Clare Museum, Ennis
  • Surfing in Lahinch
  • The Burren Nature Sanctuary, near Kinvara
  • Dysart O’Dea’s Castle
  • Loop Head Lighthouse
  • Golf at Dromoland Castle, and Woodstock Hotel
  • Pitch & putt at Kilnamona
  • Kayaking on Ballyalla Lake