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Killaloe is situated in south east Co. Clare across the River Shannon from Ballina in northern Tipperary. The attractive town of Killaloe has a good choice of craft shops, delicatessens, restaurants and traditional pubs together with an organic food market every Sunday which sells local produce. There is also a public children’s playground and a natural outdoor swimming pool for open use during the summer months.
Lough Derg, the largest lake on the River Shannon, is the town’s main amenity and ideal for fishing, water sports and boat trips. The Spirit of Killaloe will take you along the lake’s shores with a guide pointing out the various historical and natural points of interest. Situated on the lake’s shores, UL Activity Centre offers a wide variety of outdoor activities which include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking high ropes and archery. Courses and camps for all ages are on offer throughout the summer. Power boating is increasingly popular all over Ireland and Lough Derg Powerboat School offers courses ranging from one to four days in duration.
In addition to these high energy activities, there is plenty of golf on offer in the area at
courses ranging from;
There are also a number of marked walks and cycle ways of varying difficulty in the area such as the Lough Derg Way and Lough Derg Cycle Way.
Killaloe even boasts its own wellness centre, the Satmya Ayurveda & Naturopathy Centre offers variety of authentic Ayurvedic treatments as well as remedial & sports massage as well as fully stocked herbal dispensary.
Killaloe is an historic, cathedral town and there are a number of local heritage sites which are well worth a visit including St Flannan’s Oratory and an excellent visitor’s centre. The town is famous as being the birthplace of Ireland’s 10th century high king, Brian Boru. Brian Boru Festival is held annually in July and features traditional music and dancing.
Our self catering accommodation in Killaloe is ideally situated for those who wish to visit many of county Clare’s most famous cultural and heritage attractions and is also a convenient base from which to explore counties Limerick and Tipperary.
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