Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. The Irish name is short for Inis Cluain Ramh Fhada. The town is on the River Fergus, north of where it enters the Shannon Estuary, 19 km from Shannon Airport. Ennis (Inis) is the busy commercial centre of Clare. It lies on the banks of the slender, fast-moving River Fergus, which flows east, then south into the Shannon Estuary. It’s perhaps short on sights but it’s a good place to hang your hat for a spot of urban flair, The town’s strengths are its food, lodgings and traditional entertainment. The town centre, with its narrow, pedestrian-friendly streets and plentiful shops, is excellent to wander.