Mayor of Ennis Cllr Paul Murphy at the Wheel, with Brian McCarthy Acting Director Services Clare County Council, Kevin Traynor, Director CTTC and William Cahir, President Ennis Chamber
Award For Ennis
In October 2017, Ennis was awarded ‘Coach Friendly Destination’ accreditation by the Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC), a representative body for Ireland’s coach touring companies and private bus operators.
Ennis is one of only three towns in Ireland to have successfully achieved this accreditation, following a submission by a joint working group comprising Ennis Chamber and Clare County Council.
Friar’s Walk Coach Park
The establishment of Friar’s Walk Coach Park, developed by the former Ennis Town Council, was a critical factor in Ennis achieving this status, but so too is the commitment made by Ennis to understand and meet the requirements not only of coach companies, but also drivers and passengers arriving into the town.
- The free coach park features 14 -parking spaces
- On-site facilities including a drop-off / pick-up bus shelter 100m from the town centre.
- The site is also equipped with:
- A water supply for coach washing
- Waste disposal facilities
- 24-hour CCTV monitoring
Importance of Coach Tourism
Coach Tourism is very important to the local tourism and hospitality sector, and this accreditation greatly assists ongoing efforts to encourage additional operators to Ennis.