Killaloe County Clare Ireland.
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The place name means the Church of Lua; resting on the banks of the River Shannon this is a picturesque little town with it's own unique charm and Lua certainly can't be faulted on his choice of location for his monastic settlement which was established in the 6th century.
A wide range of activities can be found here and not surprisingly the river plays a big part in the amenities which can be enjoyed in this area of Co Clare which is only a stone's throw away from Lough Derg.
Indeed it is possible to cruise the Shannon river all the way to Lough Key in County Sligo and what better way to spend a week or two in Summer!
The very opposite to the wild Atlantic coast in the west, this is a peaceful riverside setting situated on rising ground with a deep sense of history and identity.
Bus Eireann To Killaloe
To get to Killaloe from Ennis it is neccessary to get to Limerick Bus Station first and connect from there by taking the #51 Expressway service from Ennis Bus station.
An alternative to the national carrier may be Clare Accessable Transport who run daily services into east Clare from Ennis and many other parts of the county. Check their website for complete details of the routes available at www.catconnects.ie or text 'Enquiry' to 086 818 81 82 for a call back.
This being the major center for aqua sports and activities in the Mid West region there is something for everyone in this pleasant setting. There are lots of mooring points for small craft and also a brand new marina. Boat hire is available as is a wide range of watersports and angling equipment, and of course Shannon River cruises can also be booked locally.
Being a small town you will get to know it very quickly and the atmosphere is one of laid back relaxation. Narrow streets with all kinds of shops, pubs and restaurants add to the visitor's sense of well being.
In 1650 Oliver Cromwell camped at Ballina in County Tipperary which can be accessed via the 13 arch bridge which spans the river and joins the towns, and in 1793 Killaloe opened its first Post Office.
During the famine years the town lost almost 200 people and by the year 1861 over 440 families had been lost to the parish.
The Cathedral of St. Flannan, built in the 13th century still stands guard over the town which nowadays is the most important watersport center in the south west of Ireland.
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Below See selected distances
Distance from Killaloe Co Clare to:
|Cliffs Of Moher||113.62||70.60||1hr:46m|
|Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port||194.41||120.80||2hr:19m|
|Galway City (Eyre Square)||128.10||79.60||1hr:52m|
|Limerick City (O'Connell Street)||29.45||18.30||0hr:33m|
|Rosslare Ferry Port||224.83||139.70||3hr:08m|
|Shannon Ferries Killimer||114.75||71.30||1hr:39m|
|The Burren National Pk (Carran)||95.11||59.10||1hr:51m|
Killaloe Quick Stats
Population: 1,035 (2006)
Shannon Airport 55km-34mls
Clare Accessable Transport
The Creamery, Feakle
Tel: 061 924375
Contacts for Services in Killaloe
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Church Street Killaloe