Ennis Friary, Ireland

County Clare - Ennis Friary - 20180705184520
County Clare - Ennis Friary - 20180705184520 (Photo credit: Ruhrfisch)

Located on Abby St., Ennis Friary, which was founded by the O'Brien family, consists of several sculptures carved in hard limestone. In Ireland this destination goes back to the historic times of the 14th and 15th centuries. It is here that you will see a resemble figure of St. Francis which represents the Virgin and Child as well as the Ecco Homo. Towards the North you will find a magnificent tomb carved for McMahon.

Ennis Friary Nave 2015 09 03
Ennis Friary Nave 2015 09 03 (Photo credit: AFBorchert)

This piece of history is open April through mid September. Within one hour you could take a tour which can include audio visual if desired. You also receive a leaflet of information as well as a guide to tour you around. You will also find other facilities including a restaurant, a place for automobile parking, a place for coach parking as well as access for the disabled.

Ennis Friary Stoup 2015 09 03
Ennis Friary Stoup 2015 09 03 (Photo credit: AFBorchert)

As for its history the Ennis Friary founder, Donnchadh Cairbreach O'Brien, once ruled parts of the North Munster. He was actually a king of Thumond near the years of 1240 and 1249. During the tour most of what you see was not completed until the 14th century. It is compared to other ruins however is much different because of its five section window dating from around the 13th century and the tombstone from 1460 of McMahon which depicts scenes of the Passion.

Its actual location is in the Centre of Ennis Town. The prices upon entry vary from child to adult. It is a great place for the family to visit while traveling in Ireland and it is also a great place to visit for those who reside in and around the town.

You will find various hotels around Clare varying in price and accommodations. While in this town this is one of the places that must be visited because of its historic value.

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