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NOREEN'S TOWN HOUSE

Noreen's Town House, Killaloe, Co. Clare. Photo © Home At First.

KILLALOE, COUNTY CLARE, CENTRAL IRELAND

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Spacious, comfortable living room at Noreen's Town House. Photo © Home At First.
SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE LIVING ROOM
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

THE ACCOMMODATION: Noreen’s Town House occupies a prime location on Main Street, in Killaloe, eastern County Clare, Ireland. The small three-story house is set shoulder-to-shoulder with other similar residences near the top of the hillside town. Its ground floor includes a spacious living room/dining room (with gas fireplace and color TV), and a fully-appointed kitchen (fridge, range/oven, microwave, dishwasher) with adjoining laundry area (with washer and dryer). The second floor has a bedroom with a double bed and a single bed plus

 

a full bathroom with tub/shower. The third floor is

occupied by a full-sized attic bedroom (normal ceiling heights, but skylight windows) with a double bed and a single bed plus a bathroom. The house has gas central heat. Off the kitchen is a secluded patio furnished with table and chairs. The house is ideal for a family of 4-6 persons or two couples.

Click to see large-scale floorplan. Drawing © Home At First.

One of two triple bedrooms at Noreen's Town House. Both bedrooms have full bathrooms en suite. Photo © Home At First.
ONE OF TWO TRIPLE BEDROOMS.
EACH HAS ITS OWN FULL BATHROOM.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST
 

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THE SETTING:
Killaloe is a growing town of more than 1,000 population that traces its origins to the 7th century St. Lua whose monastery occupied an island in the Shannon

River by the present day town.
          When Killaloe’s most famous son Brian Ború became High King in 1002,  little Killaloe became the capital of Ireland.

 

          Noreen’s Town House is perched near

Noreen's Townhouse is in the center of colorful Killaloe, within 1-5 minutes walking distance of shops, pubs, and restaurants. Photo © Home At First.
NOREEN'S TOWNHOUSE IS IN THE CENTER OF
COLORFUL KILLALOE, WITHIN 1-5 MINUTES WALKING
DISTANCE OF SHOPS, PUBS & RESTAURANTS .

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

the top of Main Street among the colorful residences, shops, pubs, and restaurants that dominate this attractive part of the historic Heritage Town of Killaloe.
         
Parking for the house is less than 100 yards away on the town square by St. Flannan’s Church. (The church grounds contain the 1,000-year-old St. Lua’s Oratory.) Also on the town square is Heany’s Market, ideal for all your normal grocery needs. Two minutes walk from the house is Killaloe’s new Convent Hill Shopping Centre, with its SuperValu supermarket. Within a few minutes walk from Noreen's Town House are several restaurants

 

and pubs, including at least one with regular

live Irish music. Other houses, shops, restaurants

 

and pubs line Main Street as it descends steeply to the still-used 13th century St. Flannan’s Cathedral on the Shannon River at the base of town.
         
Twinned forever with Killaloe is the similarly sized town of Ballina (Co. Tipperary) that is connected to Killaloe by a historic, narrow, multiple arched stone bridge across the Shannon. This crossing is the first bridge south of Lough Derg, the scenic 20-mile-long lake through which the Shannon runs on its way from the north of Ireland south and west to the Atlantic Ocean. Like Killaloe, Ballina offers numerous restaurants and pubs.

Heany's Market is less than a minute on foot from Noreen's Town House. Photo © Home At First.
HEANEY'S MARKET IS ONE OF MANY KILLALOE
SHOPS WITHIN 3 MINUTES MINUTE WALKING
DISTANCE OF NOREEN'S TOWN HOUSE.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

  

 

The historic arched bridge across the River Shannon connects Killaloe with Ballina (pictured on the far shore), County Tipperary. Photo © Home At First.
BALLINA, COUNTY TIPPERARY, CONNECTED WITH
KILLALOE BY A HISTORIC ARCHED BRIDGE
ACROSS THE RIVER SHANNON.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

THE LOCATION: Killaloe is a gateway town for three Central Ireland counties: Clare, Tipperary, and Limerick. All three counties offer a variety of scenery and excellent touring potential. Eastern County Clare is mountainous. Its western edge is famed for its convoluted Atlantic coastline of dunes and sea cliffs including the Cliffs of Moher. In between is the mysterious rocky zone called the Burren. Clare’s southern border lines the Shannon Estuary and includes Shannon International Airport, just 20 miles from Killaloe.
          County Limerick is largely

 

agricultural, but centers around Ireland’s

fourth largest city, Limerick, with its

 

medieval King John’s Castle and associations with Angela’s Ashes. Co. Limerick also is home to Adare village with its 3 ancient churches, castle, resort golf course, and row of lovely, pastel thatched cottages.
        County Tipperary invites exploration of it prosperous, green dairy land, scenic mountains, and the interesting eastern shore of Lough Derg. Tipperary is very much of  the center of the Republic of Ireland, and has many
historic sites worth visiting, none better known than the medieval fortress cathedral, the Rock of Cashel.
          Together the three counties make up

Lough Derg, Central Ireland's great lake, extends north 20 miles from Killaloe and Ballina. Photo © Home At First, courtesy John Mraz.
LOUGH DERG — CENTRAL IRELAND'S GREAT LAKE
EXTENDS NORTH FROM KILLALOE AND BALLINA.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

the heart of Central Ireland’s Shannon Region.

 

 

Here are classic Irish villages and towns, like

Noreen at Killaloe Heritage Centre. Photo © Home At First.
NOREEN AT KILLALOE HERITAGE CENTRE
Photo © HOME AT FIRST

Lahinch, Ennis, Nenagh, Garrykennedy, Dromineer, Puckane, and Terryglass. Here, too is great walking and great cycling, along the Lough Derg Way and the Lough Derg Cycle Route.

THE HOSTS: The friendly owners/hosts, Noreen and Alan, meet you upon arrival and explain the workings of the cottage and the Killaloe town. They reside nearby to Killaloe and are normally available for questions or if problems arise during your visit. Noreen works part time at the Killaloe Heritage Centre tourist information office on the Killaloe/Ballina bridge and is a wealth of information about the history and pre-history of Ireland, as well as modern visitor

 

interests in touring and other activities.

 

ACTIVITIES: Because of their location on the Shannon at the southern end of Lough Derg, Killaloe/Ballina offer sailing, cruising, and fishing opportunities. The riverside/canal area also offers a setting ideal for strolling, picnics, and, when the Irish summer permits, swimming. Killaloe is an ideal location for touring throughout the heart of Central Ireland and, further afield, throughout most of the Republic of Ireland.
          Outdoors enthusiasts walkers, cyclists, anglers, and hikers will find much to keep them busy in Central Ireland. Golfers,

Gooser's thatched restaurant, Ballina, one of many popular pubs and restaurants in the twin towns of  Killaloe and Ballina. Photo © Home At First.
ONE OF MANY POPULAR RESTAURANTS IN THE
TWIN TOWNS OF KILLALOE AND BALLINA.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

too, will enjoy the challenge of the many local

 

and regional courses  — including several famous seaside links courses and inland resort courses that are reachable from Killaloe.
          Anyone fond of eating will enjoy sampling the great bounty of local produce in the region’s wide variety of eating establishments.

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