John O’Sullivan Park, Woodland Walk, Lees Road, Ennis

John O’Sullivan Park, Woodland Walk, Lees Road, Ennis

Starting point: John O’Sullivan Park, Woodland Walk, Lees Road, Ennis

Opened in 2005 and located just 1 km from Ennis town centre, the Sports and Amenity Park at Lees Road is set in 134 acres of feature-rich, biodiverse woodland and parkland. The Park was renamed in memory of Sgt. John O’Sullivan, former President of Clare Community Games.

Within the 134 acres, there are a variety of marked looped walks and woodland trails. Information boards in the car park give details of the flora and fauna in the Park.

The Park is a busy hub for the people of Ennis and Clare whether they are serious athletes, participating in team games, enjoying a leisurely stroll or watching their children in the playground.

Facilities include four conventional playing pitches, large all-weather pitch, skateboard park, active trail, athletics track, cross country running tracks, woodland walking trails and a community orchard. These are served by eight dressing rooms and ample car/coach parking. All pitches, athletics track must be pre-booked. The other facilities are free and do not require booking.

Please remember that the trails are suitable as daytime walks only and be conscious of the Park’s closing times.

If you are walking your dog, please help make the experience an enjoyable and healthy one for all Park users. Remember that even the friendliest of dogs can cause fear and anxiety in others and that it is essential that the Park remains clean and safe. To ensure this, please follow the rules:

  • Keep the dog on a suitable lead
  • Ensure that the dog does not enter or damage playing surfaces
  • Clean up after the dog
  • Failure to keep your dog under control (on a lead) is an offence under the Control of Dogs Act, 1986, and failure to clean up after your dog is an offence under the Litter Pollution Act, 1997. Both acts provide for a fine or prosecution in respect of offences.



Lees Road, Ennis, County Clare

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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