Ennistymon is a Market Town in Co. Clare, located on the edge of the Burren. The River Inagh, with its rapids known as the Cascades, runs through the town.
The shop fronts of Ennistymon play an important part in the Irish vernacular tradition of town architecture. Each front has its own distinctive colours, giving the street façade a character all of its own.
Ennistymon has a rich history of poets and wordsmiths. It was the home of Caitlin McNamara who was married to Dylan Thomas at Ennistymon House (now the Falls Hotel). Brian Merriman, the poet and author of The Midnight Court, was born in the town in 1747. The work is considered one of the most important contributions to Gaelic literature in the eighteenth century.
In recent years, Ennistymon has become a magnet for poets, writers and artists The Courthouse Gallery has been restored into a beautiful Gallery and Studios and, along with the Library, is a great cultural amenity for the community.