Ennis

Monday, October 10, 2016
Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
We took a day off driving and decided to see a bit more of, and enjoy Ennis.  
After breakfast we went for a walk and did some antiquing . We then went off to the Ennis Friary (know to locals as the Abbey). This is the ruin of what was once the home of the Franciscan Order in Ennis. Built in the 13th century it was taken over by the protestant Church of Ireland in the early 19th century. It was used up until 1871 when it was abandoned for a new church. The friary and the cemetery that surrounds it are beautiful even in it present state.
Time to break for lunch. Seafood chowder was the special at the Micheal O'Connor Pub and we both enjoyed it. 
After lunch we crossed to the other side of town to the Cathedral of Peter and Paul. This is not the most glorious cathedral we have seen, but possesses a quiet beauty all its own
We spent the afternoon walking and window shopping, and of course stopping for a pint or two. 
Supper was at The Poets Corner pub located in the Old Ground Hotel not far from where we were staying. It was a nice evening so we took our time walking back before calling it a night.
While this day was not a busy as some, it was great to recharge and take it at a slower pace.
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