The merchant tradition on which Ennis built its success can be seen today in the wooden facades of the brightly-lit Ennis stores which offer a wide variety of goods to the discerning shopper.
Boutique Capital of Ireland, Ennis town has long been renowned as a centre of excellence for retail. For several years Ennis has won awards for being a clean and pleasant town in which to shop and wander, winning not only the Tidy Town Awards for several years, but also regularly achieving Gold Medal status in the Tidiest Large Urban Centre awards.
The town of Ennis offers a unique shopping experience with small independent boutiques along its narrow, winding streets. There is also a weekly open-air market which adds to its charm and it is proud of its reputation as one of Ireland Tidiest Towns.
The Castle Antiques, Arts & Craft Centre
The first of its kind in Ireland, the Castle Antiques, Arts & Craft Centre is home to more than forty antique dealers, Irish arts and craft producers and Irish artists all displaying and selling their works. Here you not only get the chance to buy an incredible range of goods, but you can also see it being made.
There are currently three crafters producing work on site. You can watch them at work or visit the auditorium for an audio-visual history tour of Ennis from the time of the Vikings through to present day.
The Belleek Shop
The store features the very best hand-crafted merchandise from recognised Irish fashion designers and emerging local craftspeople, including handmade gold and silver jewellery, elegant cashmere and wool knitwear and soft and luxurious hand-loomed throws from various independent Irish Woollen Mills.
Belleek also sells a wide selection of hand-crafted Irish pottery and fragranced Irish cosmetics alongside scented candles and Irish art. Here you will find Irish brands from Waterford Crystal and Belleek to Genesis and Newbridge Silverware.
Boutique shops in Ennis
Custy’s Traditional Music Shop
For those looking for traditional Irish musical instruments, Custy’s has earned a worldwide reputation for instruments such as bodhróns, whistles, flutes, fiddles, banjos and concertinas. Expert advice on new and old Irish music so you have music for our travels.
The Market Square
A Friday farmers produce market is followed with stalls every Saturday, selling textiles, domestic hardware and traditional agricultural produce, plus organic farming and exotic elements.
The Ennis Cash Company
Since 1880, this men’s outfitters has been looking after customers, particularly for those needing larger size shirts and trousers. Stock includes Harris Tweed and Barbour jackets for ladies and gentlemen, plus accessories.
Patrick Bourke Menswear
Trading over four generations, Patrick Bourke Menswear is an award winning national retail destination for men, stocking international menswear labels such as Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, Barker Shoes, Barbour, Bugatti, Superdry and Tommy Hilfiger and including tailoring and formal hire.
Maurer and Sons
Family run retail jewellers established in 1903 with an in-house design service. With an extensive range of gold, silver and diamond jewellery, as well as a selection of watches, children’s jewellery and Celtic jewellery.
With the flagship store in Ennis and sister store in Nenagh, County Boutique offers unique pieces with the best selection of Irish designer brands in County Clare plus exclusive international labels including Aideen Bodkin, Niamh O Neill, Orla Kiely, Susannah Grogan, Riverwoods, WhiteStuff, Pennyblack and Marccain.