Sitting on the banks of the River Shannon, The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre overlooks the twin heritage towns of Ballina and Killaloe – the ancient capital of Ireland. Here you’ll discover a haven of tranquillity and an escape from the pressures of everyday life. With its innate sense of peace and warmth, it is often described by locals as ‘Ireland’s Best Kept Secret’ – and originally built in 1894, the Lakeside Hotel is an intrinsic part of the local landscape and history.
Named after the Hollywood Actress Maureen O’Hara, who officially opened the hotel in the 1980’s, O’Hara’s Bar is a popular meeting point for guests and locals alike, with its relaxing atmosphere and stunning views of the River Shannon. During the day it’s the ideal place to sit and relax, whilst sampling dishes from the bar and snack menu. Along with an extensive food menu is a wide range of cocktails, wines, other fine spirits and beers. O’Hara’s Bar is also a great place to enjoy good coffees, interesting teas, breads ‘just out of the oven’ and tantalising local produce infused with flavours from around the world. WIFI is available free and Traditional Irish Music sessions are regularly held.
From this hotel you are ideally positioned for visiting the unspoilt, cultural West of Ireland, with the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren just a day trip away. Or you could choose to stay local and take a boat trip on the Lake or a stroll through the many heritage sites in both Ballina and Killaloe.