Clare is a remarkable county and the story of its people, which stretches back over 8,000 years, is excitingly captured at the Riches of Clare exhibition at the Clare Museum. Located in the beautifully restored former Convent of Mercy building, the exhibits are displayed using themes of earth, power, faith and water.
Over 400 Clare artefacts on loan from the National Museum of Ireland can be seen. Together with other local collections, artwork, audio-visual and interactive experiences, and images, provide an exciting glimpse into Clare’s history.
Open Year Round
Open Tuesday to Saturday, October to May
Open Monday to Saturday, June to September
Closed Sundays and Bank Holiday Weekends
Admission is FREE
LANGUAGES: Free information guide available in French, German, Italian, Irish and Polish.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: No dining on-site but there are numerous restaurants and cafés nearby.
PARKING: Paid car parking is available within 100m of the attraction. Free coach parking is available nearby at Ennis Coach Park.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
TOURS: Guided tours are available upon request.
GROUPS: Large groups should book in advance of arrival.
Clare Museum is located in the heart of Ennis, just off O’Connell Square and adjacent to the Temple Gate Hotel.
Arthur’s Row, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
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