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4 fun things to do in Ennis for December | Ollie’s Tours

a sign in front an Ennis Event

December is just around the corner, the Christmas lights are up in Ennis and people are looking forward to some festive spirit in Ennis.  With the level 5 lockdown coming to an end in Ireland, let’s look forward and think about what we can do for the month of December.  Here are 4 things to…

What Is The Ennis Scavenger Hunt? | Lockdown Experiences | Ollie’s Tours

The Ennis Scavenger Hunt sign

For those who have never done a scavenger hunt before, this is for you! First, let me explain what the Ennis Scavenger Hunt? Find a group of at least 2 people. This could be people within your bubble. Your job is decrypt a special code by solving riddles and find clues. These clues and riddles…

Where To Walk Your Dog in Ennis, Ireland? | Best Places To Bring Your Dog

a dog sitting in the grass in Ennis

Bringing a pet on holiday can often be ‘ruff’ but trust me, by the end of this blog you will be packing your bags & leads and heading to Medieval Ennis! Are you considering whether or not to bring your special 4-legged animal on holiday this year? The answer is YES! Anything is ‘paw-sible’ when…

Where to Park in Ennis, Co. Clare? | Best Parking Spots in Ennis

Top 5 places to park in Ennis

Parking in Ennis can often be a tricky situation, especially if you are new to the town.  Most of the people who do my Ennis walking tour are from the US and for many of them, driving on the other side of the road is traumatic enough without the struggle of finding a parking space….

Things to do in Ennis during a global pandemic!

Things to do in Ennis Blog entry

Whilst on my way to a very important job interview, a man sitting next to me on the train said to me “How do you make God laugh? – Tell him your plans”. Luckily for me, as a tour guide and someone who plays GAA, I never make holiday plans for the summer months but…

Ennis Walking Tour – What to do on your Staycation to Clare?

Ennis Walking Tour Blog Post

My name is Ollie and I grew up in Ennis.  Like many people, I wondered why on earth would people want to do a walking tour of Ennis. I just thought it was crazy. The way I saw it, Ennis consisted of schools, pubs and the €2 shop. I simply never opened my eyes as…

What Are The Top 5 Places to Visit Outside Dublin – A Locals Choice

Top 5 places to visit outside Dublin

The tourism industry in Ireland is on another level. People from East to West come pouring in to see our cultural heritage, often times this being their own cultural heritage, and even partaking in it with the spectacle of dance and merry song. With half-built construction projects still casting a shadow among different parts of…

How the story of Brian Boru led to Conan visiting Ennis, Ireland!

Conan O'Brien visiting Ennis, Ireland

You already know Ireland: it’s a country of smiles, laughter and people swingin’ and dancin’ to sing-songs where the traditional Irish instruments being strummed hold just as much character as the people dancing to their harmonies. There are a lot of odd stereotypes of Irish people but that one, at least, holds true. Yes, I…

What EVERYONE is learning about IRELAND from Normal People!

Blog post picture about an Irish TV show.

With most of Ireland still restricted, most people have taken to Netflix, Disney+ or Amazon Prime to catch up on the latest trending movie or series. By now, most of us have seen, or at least heard of Tiger King, and are learning more and more about Michael Jordan’s last dance. But there is one…

How an American Grandmother Discovered Guinness For The First Time!

Woman discovering Guinness for the first time

It’s no secret that Americans have a deep fascination with Ireland. With many people claiming Irish descent they swarm Ireland every summer making the bulk of Ireland’s tourism industry. Many Irish students go to enjoy sunny American beaches on their J1’s as Americans come over to see our monuments and partake in our culture. One…