Killaloe & Ballina
Near Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel
Journey to Killaloe in County Clare and Ballina in Co.Tipperary and admire the beautiful setting on the River Shannon.
Killaloe & Ballina
There is an abundance of things to do in Killaloe, County Clare and Ballina, County Tipperary. Killaloe is located where the River Shannon resumes its course out of Lough Derg, the river is wide and meandering. A narrow 13 arched stone bridge leads from Killaloe County Clare to Ballina Co. Tipperary. The twin-towns have been awarded heritage town status because of their rich and historic past. The royal palace of High King Brian Boru (940-1014), a founder of the O’Brien Clan and one of the greatest kings of Ireland is just one of the many sites to testify the national importance of Killaloe.
Explore the bustling marina and take a boat out on the gentle flowing water and experience breath-taking sights on Ireland’s finest waterway, the River Shannon. Wander along the canal banks and disused railway line to get a feel for this old world town. Take a stroll and explore the picturesque towns, at the Southern end of Killaloe on the banks of the River Shannon stands the restored 13th century St. Flannan’s Cathedral. In the grounds of the Catholic Church at the top of the main street lies St. Lua’s Oratory after being rescued from Friar’s Island which was submerged by the Shannon Hydro Electric Scheme (1926-1929). The surrounding area is popular for hill-walking on the Lough Derg Way & East Clare Way.
UL Sports Adventure Centre, Killaloe
If your up for some adventure visit the UL Sport Adventure Centre. It is one of Munster’s leading Adventure Sports operators. They provide a range of Adventure Sport packages for you to choose from. The purpose-built facility makes it possible for you to enjoy the great outdoors from both land and water and is ideally situated between the shores of Lough Derg and Ballycuggaran Forest Park, only two miles from Killaloe. Choose from kayaking, sailing, stand up paddling, canoeing, wind surfing or water orienteering, there is something for everyone.