The Market Square, Ennis, Ireland
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laundromats in Ennis?
Does anyone know where I can find a laundromat or something similar in Ennis, Ireland?
Re: laundromats in Ennis?
Re: laundromats in Ennis?
I assume that you are looking for a drop off-pick-up service that will do your laundry whilst you sight see for the day. You can get that information from the place you are lodging be it B&B or Hotel. I do know of one on Barrack ST. in Ennis. It is called the White Knight Launderette.
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Travel Tips for Ennis
Hurling (National Sport)
No visit to Ireland would be complete without witnessing a game of hurling, hard to describe it here but it is said to be the fastest field sport in the world. 15 players with sticks in their hands trying to put a hard tennis ball size "sliotar" into the net or over the bar.
Not too be missed. The season generally runs from Spring to September each year with games played on the weekend usually Sundays in GAA grounds around the country. The local ground in Ennis is called Cusack Park. Tickets and usually available on match day and unless it is a major game you should have no problem getting one. Cost (depending on game €5-20) A calm composure, as you try to follow the speed of game and try to drown out the expletives been hurled at the players, manager and referee by the crowd. But it is always good natured and unlike most big sports rival supports are not segregated as there is never any trouble between fans. That happens on the field.
You could easily have 40,000+ fans at a stadium and all will be good natured, family friendly.
For any of your budget travellers here a tip! If you wait until half time they will usually open the main gates and you can watch the rest of the second half for free!!
ennis offers a very interesting museum displaying artifacts from county clare. in the museum there is an interesting collection of stone age axes. there also is an interesting exhibit about j.p. holland who invented the submarine. a worth while stop when in ennis. admission is free.
The Clare museum has various items on display from the County Clare region. They have a very interesting collection of stone age axes, you will also find an interesting exhibit about J P Holland the inventor of the submarine. Admission is free.
Although we had traveled through Ennis while enjoying our travels to and from the Burren region, we didn't really stop in Ennis itself...until we had already boarded our flights back to the states...
On the Tuesday we were to return home, we arrived at the Dublin airport to take our first flight home (Dublin to Chicago via a quick stop in Shannon.) As our flight smoothly touched down in Shannon, there were two large "explosion" type noises, which ended with a rather bumpy taxi to the end of the runway - where it stopped pretty dead in it's tracks. Just kind of felt like a really rough runway. The plane ended up blowing two tires on the left side and then braking the emergency brakes for that side of the plane. What this meant was that fire engines had to come out to the plane and we had to be taken off the plane via a staircase (totally bummed that I didn't get to use the inflatable slide,) and bused to the airport. We waited there for most of the day, as they thought they could fix the problem, but in the end, we had to stay an extra day in Ennis (a town near Shannon airport) which who is going to complain about an extra day in Ireland??
No worries but I'm still pretty shocked that it made the local, national, and international news, but they had to shut down the airport for a bit, so I think that's what caused all the coverage. We actually had a really good time that night meeting everyone from the AA 92 flight (about 150 people) and sharing life stories over pints of stout and Bulmers cider in the local pub.
Our Visit to Ennis
We began and ended a Ireland Bike tour in Ennis. We arrived 2 days early and used Ennis to get adjusted to Ireland. As it turned out, Ennis is a good base to use for day trips as it has a busy bus station located at the railway station. We took daytrips to Galway, Cork and to Limerick while based in Ennis.