Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, with a population of over 32,000 people, is situated on the banks of the River Fergus. Ennis takes its name from Inis, the Irish word for island, and was founded in the 1200s. It is the capital of County Clare in the west of Ireland and the centre of administration and commerce for the county. Ennis is 15 miles from Shannon International Airport and is one of Ireland’s fastest growing towns. Ennis is known for its thriving traditional music scene and numerous pubs and fantastic restaurants. With its narrow, medieval streets and lanes, Ennis represents a pleasant blend of the historic past and the active present. The City of Ennis has been a Sister City to Phoenix since July of 1988 and the relationship is a strong one, with regular contact and support.
Ennis was also voted as “Friendliest town in Ireland” as well as winning the “Tidiest Town” award in 2012.
“As the capital of a renowned music county, Ennis is bursting at the seams with pubs featuring live sessions almost every night of the week. In fact “it’s one of the best reasons to stay here”
Lonely Planet (10th Edition 2012)
Visit the Phoenix-Ennis website for events, updates, and thoughts on the Phoenix-Ennis sister city relationship!
Learn more about Ennis:
Visit the Ennis city website
Learn about Ennis on Wikipedia
Explore with an Interactive Map of Ennis
For news, read The Clare Herald or The Clare Champion
Check out the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix