Electronic commerce has put Ennis, a town of 17,000 people in County Clare, Ireland, on the map.

Ennis is Ireland's Information Age Town, a designation it won over 49 entrants from all over the country. By winning top honors, Ennis secured investments of $20 million over three years from Telecom Eireann, the state-run telephone company, which is using Ennis as a high-technology showcase and test bed.

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