If you’re ever in Ennis, the Clare County Museum is worth a visit. Housed in a former schoolhouse and a former town chapel, the museum has an interesting collection entirely dedicated to the History of County Clare.
From the first men, to the Viking Invasions, through the Middle Ages and the history of Irish peasantry, the County Clare Museum offers you a comprehensive overview of the local Irish heritage.
It is in a modern and warm setting, where everyday objects from the period are exhibited, with complete explanatory panels, and set in context. A rather exciting museum, which will enlighten you about County Clare, and what has helped to shape it and give it its present identity.
The visit is rather interesting and the exhibition well organized. More than 2500 objects are on display, many of which are generously loaned by the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. The collection is varied, and is of interest if you like to understand what the Irish way of life was like through the ages.