Discover the history of the Friary


Ennis Friary, established in Clare in the 13th century, was once renowned across Europe as a centre of learning. Today, visitors can view the friary’s famous medieval sculptures and there are regular guided tours exploring the site’s history, archaeology and architecture. The building contains an exceptional wealth of 15th- and 16th-century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone.

    Key information

    • Guided tours
    • Wheelchair accessible 
    • Exhibitions

    Opening hours 

    Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

    Contact details

    Address: Abbey Street, Ennis, County Clare, V95 AN28
    Phone: +353 65 6829100