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Coronavirus Travel – Should travel plans be made for later in the year?

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We all love to travel, explore new cultures and do tours of our favourite cities and attractions.  We love the excitement of packing.  Whether it’s hot or crispy cold, we love that blast of air that hits you when you exit the plane. We love encountering interesting characters along the way, be it a funny…

COVID-19 – Advice for those anxious about 2020 travel plans!

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For anybody who had hoped to travel in 2020, this blog is for you. Ollie’s Tours is a small tour operator based in a beautiful medieval town called Ennis located in the south-west of Ireland.  We offer walking, food and culture tours of the town and rely on international tourists for our business.  Since the recent…

GAA 101 – Your Guide To Understanding Irish Sports

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 What Is The GAA? The Gaelic Athletic Association, or GAA, consists of four indigenous Irish games: Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball and Rounders. Hurling and football are the most widely played, with some matches shown all around the world. Handball and Rounders, despite not being as common, are equally as fascinating. What Is Handball & Rounders? Handball…

How to Woo your other half this Valentine’s Weekend in County Clare

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a couple sitting in front of the Cliffs of MoherPhoto Credit: @danielle_georgiana This year in 2020, Valentine’s Day falls beautifully on a Friday, perfect timing for a romantic weekend away. To put it bluntly, I love where I am…

How to enjoy Ireland’s Friendliest Town

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2017 was the year that brought Ennis, Co. Clare the title of ‘Ireland’s Friendliest Town‘. Having grown up in this town, this award did not come as a shock to me. Here are 5 ways you can enjoy Ireland’s Friendliest Town #5 – The Lively Pub Atmosphere Ennis is traditionally famous for being a market town…

Ennis Walking Tour – How I became a tour guide!

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My name is Ollie Gleeson. I am 22 years old and am the proud owner of Ollie’s Tours. Located in Ennis, Ollie’s Tours offers entertaining and fun walking tours of Ennis. I have gained a reputation for being the #1 Tour in Ennis by gaining many 5-star reviews. “Ollie was born for the stage and he injects each…

How to get the most out of your day in Ennis!

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Step 1: Take a visit to the Ennis Tourist Office and speak to Maria, Carmel or Paddy about all there is to do in Ennis and why Ennis was voted Ireland’s Friendliest Town! Step 2: Go on a Walking Tour. Discover the famous and hidden gems of historic Ennis in just 1 hr 15mins. Tours begin daily at 10:45 am…