Killaloe Holiday Homes Clare
Killaloe is a picturesque Shannonside village situated on the eastern border of County Clare on the southern tip of Lough Derg. The village is on the Clare-Tipperary border 25km North West of Limerick City. It is the most popular boating and fishing centre in the Midwest region.
The town of Killaloe and its twin town Ballina across the Shannon offer history, a beautiful riverside setting and access to the Shannon waterway. A 13-arched stone bridge, separates the towns with Killaloe on the Clare side and Ballina on the Tipperary side.
The old canal banks, disused railway line and narrow streets and footpaths of the old town make the twin towns a most delightful place to wander through.
Killaloe is starting point of what is known today as the “Shannon Cruise”. From here it is now possible to navigate all the way to Lough Key in County Sligo. In the summer Killaloe is packed with mooring barges and holidaymakers making this popular trip.
Killaloe is also a well established pike and coarse angling centre with all supporting services available to the visitor.
Killaloe village is a network of quaint narrow streets, lined by shops and houses, that climb up the steep hillside and look down over the 13th century cathedral. Just to the north of Killaloe, a new marina caters for the hundreds of leisure craft that make Killaloe one of the premier centres for water activities in Ireland.
Watersports are the key to the popularity of Killaloe. You can hire boats of all types from rowing boats to cabin cruisers. Short (one-hour or so ) tours of the River Shannon and Lough Derg are available from the Ballina side aboard the 50-seater passenger boat Spirit of Killaloe.
Killaloe was the birthplace of Ireland’s famous High King, Brian Boru and he ruled the Kingdom of Ireland from here. There is a festival in his honour every year at the end of June.