Killaloe is situated on the eastern side of Clare, a charming and beautiful village A 13 arch bridge links Killaloe,Clare to Ballina,Tipperary and crosses the Shannon.
Walking through the village, St.Flannans Cathedral gives a lovely viewpoint towards Limerick. St.Flannans Cathedral was A Romanesque cathedral built in the 1180s by Donal O’Brien but was destroyed soon afterwards. A new Gothic style cathedral, was completed on the same site in the 13th century.
The old canal banks, railway lines and narrow streets provide a delightful walk through this village.
The beauty of the lake water and famous marinas make it popular for sailing clubs and water sports. The wind can pick up quickly on Lough Derg making it an idea location for laser racing. Just upstream, a new university marina caters for the hundreds of leisure craft that make Killaloe/Ballina one of the best centres for water activities.
As you head towards the highest peak in Clare “Moylussa”, you will pass the birthplace of Ireland’s famous High King, Brian Boru. He ruled from Kincora, which is believed to have been in modern day Killaloe.