Killaloe In Killaloe you have a network of charming narrow streets, flanked by old shops and houses that climb up the steep hillside and down over the 13th Century Cathedral.

Ballycuggaran – This renowned beauty spot provides one of Lough Derg’s two Blue Flag beaches, indicating that it reaches a high level of environmental quality and is the site of the UL Sport Adventure Centre.

east_clare_lakelandsTuamgraney – The village of Tuamgraney is one of the most notable ecclesiastical and historical places in Ireland.  St. Cronan’s Church built in the first millennium is still used for worship.

Scariff – Overlooking Lough Derg, Scariff is and important market town which offers excellent facilities for the visitor interested in either active pursuits or leisurely sightseeing.

Holy-IslandMountshannon – This is an attractive village which offers many amenities to visitors. It is an ideal point to set out for Holy Island and boat trips can be arranged.

Whitegate – This is a very popular village for boating, angling and other watersports.

 

portumna_castlePortumna – Portumna is a major point of traffic across the River Shannon, has a lovely forest park and a remarkable castle that has recently been restored.

Terryglass – The pretty village has a long and distinguished history with a monastery being founded there by St. Columba in 549 A.D. The famous Book of Leinster was produced at the monsatery and can now be seen in Trinity College Dublin.

coolbawn_quayBallinderry/Kilgarvan – This is a quiet and attractive village located in the north eastern part of the lake.  There is an impressive, large all-metal mill wheel and derelict mill adjacent to the village.

Coolbawn – The tiny village of Coolbawn is tucked away on the eastern shores of Lough Derg in an idylic and tranquil setting.

 

PuckanePuckane – Puckane, or Puckaun, is a pleasant village just a short distance from Lough Derg that is home to a number of thatched traditional style cottages which are available for rent.

 

 

kueetuDromineer – Dromineer is one of the odlest villages located on Lough Derg.  Once known as the ‘Port of Ormond’, Dromineer offers a range of visitor facilities and services including accommodation, a pub, sailing club and places to eat.

 

 

Nenagh CastleNenagh – Nenagh was originally a market town and its name in Irish (an tAonach) means “The Fair of Ormond” – a reference to the Ormond (East Munster) Fair.  Nenagh is a large commercial town with many places to eat, shop and visitor attractions like Nenagh Castle, Heritage Centre and Courthouse.

 

castleloughPortroe – For a commanding and spectacular view of Lough Derg and the surrounding countryside, the village of Portroe offers a marvellous setting.

Garrykennedy – Oneof the best ways to experience the magic of Lough Derg is to visit the beautiful hamlet of Garrykennedy.

 

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Ballina – Ballina is the sister town to Killaloe and is a busy village with many fine pubs and restaurants to choose from.