There's a newly built hostel I'd recommend. I slept one night there.
A very high standard, very clean, nice staff. More like a hotel than
a hostel really. It's on a corner somewhere and they do a breakfast
too. Everything was very clean and modern, and the usual choice
between rooms and bunk beds. About 15 min. walk from Ennis station.
I paid 12 punt for a bed with clean bedding. It's only been open since
early 1998. Recommended by the locals as being much quiter and
more pleasant than the old Ennis hostel down the road. I'd been on
the road for nearly three weeks so I was glad to find this place.
Otherwise Ennis didn't seem such a friendly place. Not the pub
opposite the music shop anyway. I went back to the hostel.