Our beautiful home consists of a 2 story split level, 4 bedroom house in the twin lakeside towns of Ballina-Killaloe, on the Clare, Tipperary, Limerick border. The house, which has been featured in the interior design magazines, Upstairs Downstairs and Munster Interiors, features a large open plan kitchen/living room area with large balcony overlooking the Clare hills and Lough Derg. There is also a separate TV/play room with balcony. There are two double bedrooms on the upper floor. The master bedroom, and an additional twin room (children's bedroom) are situated on the lower floor. There is a large garden to the rear featuring a Canadian hot tub. The master bedroom has an ensuite marble bathroom with free standing hot tub.
Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland and Ballina, County Tipperary are situated on the banks of the River Shannon, and best known as the birthplace of Brian Boru (c. 941 - 1014), and High King of Ireland (1002 - 1014). While Brian was High King, he ruled from Killaloe making it the "Capital of Ireland."
The twin towns of Killaloe, Co Clare and Ballina, Co Tipperary are amongst Ireland's most picturesque attractions and are linked by a 13 arch bridge, which links not only the two towns, but also the counties of Clare and Tipperary.
There is lots to do here:
Boat trips: Lough Derg and Killaloe River Cruises Killaloe River Cruises offer daily one hour tours of the River Shannon and Lough Derg whilst Luxury Yachting Ireland offer Ireland's first and only Skippered Luxury Motor Yacht.
Cycling: Cyclists can experience many levels of difficulty on the numerous bike routes around Killaloe and Ballina including the most grueling Lough Derg Cycleway. Bikes can be hired from Planet-Tri in Killaloe and there are two bikes for free use at the house.
Fishing and Boat Hire: AnnaCarriga Marina and Boat Hire; TJ’s Angling Centre; Fishing for Kids summer camps
East Clare Golf Club: Located in Bodyke, it is the closest golf course to Ballina/Killaloe. Bodyke is the only 18 hole golf course in East Clare and is open all year round.
Lough Derg Drive: Take the meadering Lough Derg Drive and see the picturesque villages through the 3 counties of Clare, Tipperary and Galway.
Swimming: Take a dip in Lough Derg at Two Mile Gate (Ballycuggaran Beach), which flies the Blue Flag indicating that swimming is safely permitted. There is also a public outdoor heated swimming facility at Riverside Park in Ballina which is open from May to September. The Lakeside Hotel, a mere 10 minute walk from the house, also has a leisure centre/gym with an indoor 17 metre pool with a large waterslide.
Tennis: Killaloe Tennis club is across the bridge
Walking/hiking: Pick up a free map of Killaloe/Ballina at the Brian Boru Heritage Centre Tourist Office or many other locations and "Follow the Footsteps of Brian Boru."
Water Sports: Lough Derg is Ireland's "Pleasure Lake." From water skiing, kayaking, cruising, jet skiing, sailing, power boat racing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) to" just splashing about," Lough Derg is enjoyed by all. The University of Limerick Activity Centre is just a 5 minute drive away
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