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Close to Shannon Airport, Historical sites, Custy's Music Shop
It's on the sleepy borring town
In a nutshell
Good base for exporing South West Coast of Ireland
I don’t drink beer, and in Ireland that is just crazy-talk! I like me some whisky and coke. Gal-Pal Palie only drinks champagne and good wine. There would be tears, sacrifices and maxing out Palie’s credit card.
First off the bartenders use this evil little contraption to pour the whisky. And it’s so very small, not big American snake bite sizes, but tiny over taxed pours. The cokes used are not on tap but tiny pretend size bottles. So in order to have a proper drink it was always a double. So two “shots” and a itty-bitty coke made one very lovely drink. However it came to $12.00!
Palie was in worse shape as the only drink that would pass her lips was this awful ***- wine from Johannesburg South Africa. I just have one word for you: Twist off. Cringe.
I spent every available euro I had in some wonderful pubs, and once in Belfast I had one of the swankiest club nights ever.
It was well worth forgoing trinkets and food to drink and drink and drink and drink… and…
Written Jun 17, 2004
Not so much as a trap but just a warning if on a budget. Because Ennis town is so compact there is no need to use a taxi for travel between areas of town. Ireland is expensive enough without spending your money on taxi's.
Written Nov 17, 2004
Luggage and bags: Less is better
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's always good to have a light rain coat when travelling in Ireland no matter what time of year.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everthing can be purchased in the large shopping stores and chemists.
Photo Equipment: Digital printing available in the town and film sold almost everywhere. Pro flim eg. Slide, or large format is better brought with you as it can be expensive to buy and the development times run in weeks rather than days as it has to be sent to Dublin for processing.
Miscellaneous: No need to buy a map of the town they are available free at train/bus stations and tourist offices.
Written Nov 17, 2004
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)
Equipment: 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!!
Written Nov 29, 2004
Address: Cusack Park Ennis.