This 13th century Franciscan friary, founded by the O’Briens, of Thomond who once ruled much of North Munster, has numerous 15th/16th century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone.
A carved image of St. Francis carrying a cross, wearing the Franciscan habit and displaying the stigmata is evident in the nave. Under the south arch of the tower, an elaborate tracery canopy of the late 15th century was perhaps part of an ornate tomb.
The visitor to Ennis Friary can also see the sacristy, an impressive structure with ribbed, barrel-vaulted ceiling. The friary is also the burial place of the O’Brien and McMahon families—the ancient Kings of Clare.
Open Daily April to Nov 04
April 02 to November 04: Daily 10:00–18:00
Last admission: 45 mins before closing
Admission Prices 2020:
Senior (aged 65+): €4.00
Student (with valid ID): €3.00
LANGUAGES: Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, French, German, Italian & Spanish
PARKING: Public car & coach park close to site
ACCESSIBILITY: Limited access for visitors with disabilities by prior arrangement
GUIDE TOURS: Guided tours available on request
Situated in the town centre of Ennis
Abbey Street, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
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