Ennistymon is a beautiful area for both business and pleasure. Ennistymon is located on the River Cullenagh, and you should take the time to capture the true scenic and natural beauty of the area.
Many of the shops retain their traditional shopfronts and doors. The narrow street near the bridge over the Cullenagh River is the oldest part of the town. A little below the bridge, the river rushes over an extensive ridge of rocks resulting in the beautiful cascades.
The shops are award winning and are all within walking distance of each other. The friendly welcome is reminiscent of the bygone days and the shop fronts are tastefully preserved so as to keep in line with the heritage of the town. Ennistymon also offers the visitor to relax and experience the atmosphere of the many bars and restaurants. Locally produced goods can be purchased at the food and craft fair on Sundays.
The 'An Gorta Mór' Memorial was erected a mile outside Ennistymon on the road to Lahinch to commemorate the memory of the victims of the great potato crop failures/famine of 1845 to 1850 known as the Great Hunger (An Gorta Mór). It was dedicated on August 20 1995 – the 150th anniversary of that tragedy. Located across from Ennistymon Hospital, itself built on the grounds of the local workhouse.
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