Killaloe is situated on the banks of the River Shannon, and best known as the birthplace of Brian Boru (c. 941 - 1014), and High King of Ireland (1002 - 1014). While Brian was High King, he ruled from Killaloe making it the "Capital of Ireland."
The twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina are two authentique villages linked by a 13 arch bridge. This bridges links also two counties : Clare and Tipperary.
Away from the main roads and highways , you will find Lough Derg , a unique treasure for those in pursuit of pleasure in an idyllic natural setting.
This lake is 32,000 acres , ready to be enjoyed . For those looking for some high-flying fun : wakeboarding, windsurfing and water skiing
You may also prefer a more tranquil kayak tour or sailing along the shore or to explore all the small islands on the lake
More nostalgic : board a cruise ship and just watch the world go round.
From Nature to civilsation : you will find something to eat and drink along the river. Garrykennedy , Portumna, Killaloe, Ballina and Mountshannon offer an eclectic selection of restaurants and pubs.
On land, you can still find other fantastic activities: horseback riding and long walks . And as usual in Ireland , you go from sun to rain in less than an hour, so nothing prevents you from completing your afternoon in front of a good cappuccino and newspapers, many Coffee Shops will welcome you .
An ideal Spot for fishing: a mix of salmon, trout , pike or bream. Lough Derg is a paradise for fishermen with a good stock of numerous fish. You will find easily a boat to hire or a guide to help you. Don't hesitate to look up their websites.