Killaloe is a beautiful Shannon-side village right on the eastern fringes of County Clare, and is the busiest boating and fishing centre in the Clare region. With its easy access point to the waterway, Killaloe offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the riverside lifestyle while enjoying the beautiful setting and rich history of this little village.
Origin of Name: Killaloe is derived from the Irish name ‘Cill Dalua’ which means ‘Lua’s Church’.
Killaloe is the starting point of the Shannon Cruise and from here you can sail all the way to Sligo. During the summer, Killaloe is full with mooring barges and holidaymakers giving the village a unique and charming atmosphere. There are plenty of water activities and sports available – while you can also hire boats for personal use. Short cruises around the River Shannon and Lough Derg are also available.
The village itself is a pretty network of narrow streets surrounded by old houses and shops. The town also comes alive during the famous Féile Brian Ború – an annual festival that celebrates the life and legacy of Brian Ború – the great High King of Ireland who was born in Killaloe and from where he ruled the country from 1002 to 1014.