Ennis is the county city of County Clare, Ireland. The Irish name is short for Inis Cluana Ramhfhada "island of the long rowing meadow". The town is at the River Fergus, north of in which it enters the Shannon Estuary, 19 km from Shannon Airport. In 2016, Ennis had a populace of 25,276, making it the biggest city in Clare and the 12th largest in Ireland.
The name Ennis comes from the Irish phrase "Inis", meaning "island". This call relates to an island shaped among courses of the River Fergus on which the Franciscan Friary become constructed. The past of Ennis is closely associated with the O'Brien dynasty, who had been descendants of Brian Boru. In the 12th century, the O'Briens, who had been Kings of Thomond, left their seat of energy in Limerick and constructed a royal residence at Clonroad on what turned into then an island.
In 1240, King Donnchadh O'Brien ordered the construction of an in depth church which he later donated to the Franciscans. The centuries which accompanied bore tremendous activity. The Friary was expanded and students got here in fantastic flocks to look at on the theological college. The Friars, who were loose to move about, met the religious wishes of the local populace. It become a religious centre until the Dissolution of the Monasteries.