Phoenix Week Programme

Phoenix Week 2013 will mark the 25th anniversary of the twinning relationship between the town of Ennis and the US city of Phoenix. For seven days in March, Ennis will celebrate the special relationship it shares with Phoenix, Arizona. Almost one hundred people will travel to Ennis from Phoenix for the week long event. The group will include an official delegation led by Phoenix City Councilman, Michael Johnson. He will be joined by City Council representatives and executives, business leaders and Phoenix Sister Cities personnel.  Also travelling from Phoenix is St Mary’s High School Band who will participate in the St Patrick’s Day Parade, and also play at a number of locations in Ennis and Co Clare during their visit.

Details of the special Programme of Events which will take place during the visit are outlined below. Public events are free of charge, however in some cases numbers may have to be limited, so advance booking is recommended.


Thursday 14 March

 9.30 p.m. Cead Mile Failte go Inis at Temple Gate Hotel

 Friday 15 March

 8.45 a.m.  Business & Tourism Breakfast Forum at Temple Gate Hotel. Sponsored by Irish Natural Stone, Boston, Co Clare   

10.30 a.m. Microsemi Plant Tour

11.45 p.m. Ennis, a Historical Town with Clare Roots Society at Temple Gate Hotel. Sponsored by Roche Ireland Limited, Clarecastle

12.45 p.m.  Ennis Walking Tour 

 1.00 p.m.  Ennis, a Musical Town at Temple Gate Hotel

 2.30 p.m.  Ennis Walking Tour 

 4.30 p.m.  Ennis Town Council Civic Reception at Waterpark House

 8.00 p.m.  Phil Coulter Concert at glor, Ennis                

Saturday 16 March

11.00 a.m. Cliffs of Moher 5 Miler. Sponsored by Microsemi Ireland Ltd, Ennis

 2.15 p.m.  St Mary’s Band Burren and North Clare Tour                                                              

 3.15 p.m.  Phoenix Delegation Burren and North Clare Tour

 6.30 p.m.  Mass at Ennis Cathedral

 Sunday 17 March

11.00 a.m. St Patrick’s Day Parade

 2.00 p.m. GoGaelic at St Joseph’s Doora Barefield GAA Club See for details

 4.00 p.m. Official Opening of Anon is Anall at glor Ennis

 8.00 p.m. Bowling at Clare Leisure World

 Monday 18 March

 9.30 a.m. Bunratty Castle & Folk Park 

 2.00 p.m. Ennis, a Musical Town at Temple Gate Hotel

 7.30 p.m. Farewell Dinner at Old Ground Hotel 

Tuesday 19 March

 9.00 a.m. Offfical Delegation depart for Shannon Airport

 9.15 a.m.  St Mary’s Band at Barefield Primary School        

10.45 a.m. St Mary’s Band at Cloughleigh Primary School           

 1.00 p.m. St Mary’s Band at Colaiste Mhuire Secondary School

 6.30 p.m. Slan Abhaile Concert at Temple Gate

 Wednesday 20 March

 5.30 a.m. St Mary’s High School Band depart Ennis for Phoenix