Killaloe in County Clare is a network of charming narrow streets, flanked by old shops and houses, that climb up the steep hillside and look down over the 13th century St. Flannan’s Cathedral. The buildings of Ballina, in Tipperary line the roadway that runs parallel to the river on the opposite side to Killaloe. The Lakeside Hotel overlooks both towns. There’s a wealth of first-class pubs, cafes, and restaurants in the towns . Cruisers can choose either side to moor and  Killaloe/Ballina is one of the best centres for water activities with lake cruises, fishing lessons, stand up paddling and more available on the water. The old canal banks, disused railway line and narrow streets and footpaths of the old town make the twin towns a most delightful place to wander through Killaloe. The towns are on the south end of Lough Derg separated by an historic bridge. The surrounding area is popular for hill-walking on the Lough Derg Way & East Clare Way. Killaloe was the birthplace of Ireland’s famous High King, Brian Boru and there’s a heritage centre to explore in Killaloe.The University of Limerick has its outdoor pursuits centre near Killaloe, on the shore of the lake.