You have a choice between Lakeland House B&B and Kincora House B&B. Both B&B's are situated a short walk from restaurants and pubs. I provide a package with B&B, boat hire and if you wish guiding. There are also several options for a holiday home (self catering) in Killaloe. You will have to book these yourself and I can provide boat hire and guiding.
Lakeland House Bed & Breakfast
Lakeland House B&B is situated in a quiet location at a short walk from restaurants and pubs. Your friendly hostess Trudy will do anything to make your stay pleasant and unforgettable. There are 4 ensuite bedrooms and a sitting room with comfortable chairs, a couch, tv, coffee/tea making facilities and a small fridge. Bedlinnen, towels and breakfast are included in the price. There is private parking at the B&B. The hire boats are moored a short drive away from the B&B (600 meters) and there is a parking beside the mooring.
Kincora House Bed & Breakfast
Kincora House B&B is situated in the middle of the town. The fishing boats are moored only 120 meters from the B&B and restaurants and pubs are also a short walk away. You will find a banklink and a few shops including 2 large supermarkets nearby. There are 4 bedrooms. Bedlinnen, towels and breakfast are included in the price.
The B&B has a sitting room where you can relax and share your fishing stories with other guests. Packed lunches can be provided and they include a flask with coffee or tea. The B&B offers private parking. There is storage for the fuel tanks and your fishing tackle in the backyard .
If you prefer to stay in a holiday home than there are several options in Killaloe. You will have to book these yourself and I can provide boat hire and guiding. Here are a few of the fishermans self catering favourites:
These 2 houses have 3 bedrooms with 6 beds and 3 bathrooms. It is situated in the middle of the town. The nearest restaurant is 100 meters away and the boats are moored at 400 meters from the town house. For more information see: Town House 1 and Town House 2
Trident Holiday homes
These houses are situated just on the edge of the town. The Killaloe Hotel is a 1 minute walk away and it offers a bar and restaurant. A 10 minute walk brings you to the centre of the town. These holiday homes offer an open plan living/dining and kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is wifi. See: Trident Holiday Homes
Killaloe is separated from its twin town Ballina on the other side of the river Shannon by an 300 year old stone bridge. In the 2 towns you will find 10 pubs, 8 restaurants, 3 takeaways, 3 supermarkets and a few smaller shops, a bank, a banklink (cash machine) etc.. There is a really nice relaxed atmosphere in the pubs and it is easy to get into a conversation with the locals. A few pubs have live music every week. The restaurants offer great food at modest prices. You can get a 3-course meal from as little as 25 euro.
The fishing boats are moored in the river Shannon that flows through Killaloe and Ballina. From here, it takes only 5 minutes to get to the lake.
History of Killaloe
Just over a 1000 years ago Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, lived in Killaloe in his palace called “Kincora”. During that periode Killaloe was in a way the capital of Ireland! Brian Boru and his men defeated the Vikings at the battle of Clontarf. His fort was located at the strategic point where the Shannon flows out of Lough Derg. Every summer there is a Brian Boru festival in Killaloe.