Ennis is the capital of Co. Clare - a picturesque and historic market town. The town dates back to the 11th Century and was formed between two streams on the river Fergus when the O`Briens, Kings of Thomond, invited the Franciscans to establish a settlement within their domain in 1240. There was also a castle, and a town grew up around them. This town was of wood, and was completely destroyed by a Great Fire. A more permanent medieval town grew up to replace it, and the present narrow streets and alleys of the town center still reflect the medieval town plan. Like all medieval towns it centered on a market square with the principal streets (Abbey St., O`Connell St., High St/Parnell St.) radiating off it. The market moved at some stage to the present `market`, behind Parnell St., and is held on Saturday mornings. Culture wise, Ennis has in the shape of Glõr, developed a venue frequented by both international and local musicians, artists and very popular with gig-goers and culture-seekers.
Ireland is thought to have been inhabited from around 6000BC by people of a mid-Stone Age culture, about 4,000 years later, tribes from Southern Europe arrived and established a high Neolithic culture. Places to see include: Jerpoint Abbey, Hill of Tara, Newgrange, Rock of Cashel and much more!
The Ring of Kerry (Iveragh Peninsula) is a part of the mystical & unspoiled region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question. It provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.
Ireland`s countryside is dotted with castles that range from romantic castles and towers that are in ruins to stately Chieftain Castles and Irish Castle Hotels. They are all filled with character and history. Many of these castles are medieval, dating from the 11th to the 15th century.
From uncanny lunar landscapes and the powerful Atlantic to labyrinthine caves and crystal clear waterways. Ireland enjoys over 714 miles of spectacular coastline, surrounded by the mighty Atlantic on the west and the Irish Sea on the east. As well as towering cliffs, clear fresh waters, pristine sandy beaches.
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