Ennis (historically Anna Kerry , from Irish: Áth na Sceire , which means “robust debt”) [2] is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It had a population of 1,811 at the census of 2011.


The city is located on the Glencullen River in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains to the east of the island, just 5 minutes south of Dublin and the border about 24 km (15 mi) south of Dublin city center. The R117 road, colloquially called “The Twenty-One Bends’ connecting the city to the main N11 road to Dublin.Den 185 Dublin Bus route connects the village hours to Bray, the nearest large town. 44 Dublin Bus route connects the village with the Dublin city center.


The Protestant population of the village was the church in the grounds of Powers Demesne until 1859. Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Power built a new church, Saint Patrick in the village which was completed two years later, in 1861. This coincided with a massive renovation program that also established Italian gardens Powers . Viscount Powers claimed the old church after the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland Act of the Irish church 1869th The consequences were that only those with the right to be buried next to the old church in Demesne could claim these rights thereafter. [3]

Powerscourt, consisting of a large house and gardens today occupies 47 acres (190,000 m 2 ), located near the city and is a popular tourist attraction. The extensive formal gardens form the basis of an 18th century Palladian house, designed by Richard Cassels, which was destroyed by fire in 1974, and was as a shell until extensive restoration was carried out in 1996. Powerscourt in the grounds of the estate at 121 meters, is the highest waterfall in Ireland. [ citation needed ]



  • The Powerscourt used for a place in the film The Count of Monte Cristo .
  • Ennis was also the setting for some of the scenes in Laurence Olivier’s film of Henry V by William Shakespeare in 1944, and like many of the extras in the film
  • Scenes of Into the West, a 1992 film starring Gabriel Byrne, was shot in the village.
  • In the 2007 film PS I Love You , Ennis is the home site of Gerry Kennedy (played by Gerard Butler).
  • The city also in the 2010 film Leap Year .


The village has been set for many TV commercials. [ Citation needed ] From 1996 to 2001, along with Avoca, County Wicklow, played the host of the TV seriesBallykissangel . [4] On 16 March 2009, Meredith Vieira and Al Roker broadcast live Ennis for NBC’s Today Show .


  • Rosanna Davison – former Miss World and the daughter of Chris de Burgh [5] [6] [7]


Bray and Ennis Railway was proposed in the 19th century to link the town of Bray. Some initial work was done, including building a bridge to carry the railway over the Dublin Corporation’s Vartry water main. Wicklow County Council recently removed a large part of the embankment of the road widening, but left the bridge, which is located opposite the ornate bridge carries the water main of Cooks River, a tributary of the River Dargle. The plan ran into financial difficulties, and the rails were lifted and sold off. [8]

Two Dublin Bus routes, 44 and 185, passes through the village.


There are two football clubs located in the village; Ennis School Boys / Girls Football Club has twenty teams playing in the minors levels, while Ennis Youth Club have several teams playing on adult and youth level. There is also a Gaelic football club in the village, as well as a boxing club. [ Citation needed ]


Strong ecumenical links have been forged over the years between the Roman Catholic parish of St. Mary and the Church of Ireland parish of St. Patrick Powers, both in the village Ennis and St Brigid’s Church of Ireland in nearby Kilbride. [ Citation needed ]

See also

  • Powerscourt
  • Powerscourt
  • List of towns and villages in Ireland


  1. Jump up ^ “Legal Ennis Town results”. Central Bureau of Statistics .2011.
  2. Jump up ^ placental Database of Ireland (see archives)
  3. Jump up ^ Dooley, Terence (2001). The decline in the large house in Ireland. Wolfound Press Ltd. ISBN 0-86327-850-7.
  4. Jump up ^ “Ballykissangel”. Wicklow Film Commission.
  5. Jump up ^ http://independent.ie/irish-news/ritz-sold-for-1m-and-debts-wiped-29313836.html
  6. Jump up ^ http: // www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/news/rosanna-forced-to-rethink-marrakesh-birthday-plans-27634341.html
  7. Jump up ^ http://independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/rosannas-cookbook-on-shelves-by-autumn-31037173 [ dead link ]
  8. Jump up ^ Clare, Liam (2007). The Bray and Ennis Railway. Nonsuch Publishing, 73 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 2. ISBN 978-1-84588-593-9.