Killaloe is a Shannonside village located on the eastern Border of County Clare on the southern tip of Lough Derg on the Clare-Tipperary border 18 miles North West of Limerick City. It is the busiest fishing and boating centre in the Midwest region. The linked towns of Killaloe and Ballina 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.
Killaloe is starting point of what is known today as the "Shannon Cruise". From here it is possible to navigate all the way to Lough Key in Sligo, in the summer Killaloe is packed with mooring barges and holidaymakers making this popular trip.
Killaloe, is a network of charming narrow streets, flanked by old shops and houses, that climb up the steep hillside and look down over the 13th century cathedral. Slightly to the north of Killaloe , a new marina caters for the hundreds of leisure craft that make Killaloe one of the best centres for water activities. Watersports are the key to the popularity of Killaloe. You can hire boats of all kinds 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 has a wide range of quality accommodation to suit all budgets, ranging from hotels and bed & breakfasts to hostels and self catering accommodation. Killaloe has a nice variety of pubs which are well worth a visit on a warm summers evening or a cold winters one!.