Towns of Clare
Ennistymon —County Clare
Centred on the 1588-vintage O'Brien castle and known for the traditional shop fronts of its town centre. The market town is on the doorstep of Lahinch seaside resort and includes the Falls Hotel, home of Caitlin MacNamara who married the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. It was regularly visited by the celebrated Welsh painter, Augustus John. Ennistymon, is situated on the River Cullenagh, which at this point passes over the famous 'Falls'. These 'Falls' can be viewed from the bridge or, better still, from the footpath or river-side walk. The poet Brian Merriman was born here in 1749.