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What about Killaloe / Ballina?

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What about Killaloe / Ballina?

We were thinking of doing our last night in Killaloe / Ballina area instead of the more populars last night towns around the Shannon Airport. Can I please have your opinion?

We would like to just maybe mix with the locals as so much of our trip consists of all the top touristy spots. If not Killaloe / Ballina what other small towns can you suggest.

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1. Re: What about Killaloe / Ballina?

Welcome to my world, a world unlike many places in Ireland, a world where chances are unless there is something going on at that time (which is?) you will meet only locals, Some have strange accents like German, Dutch, Polish or Yorkshire but only just over 30 minutes to SNN if the wind's right a great place to spend your last night. Mountshannon a little further up the Lough would be more local for me and a little quieter but maybe 10 minutes further from the Airport.

If its a Friday and you want a Ceili Ballinakill and Cartron House is an hour from SNN and we have a dance every Friday night in O'Connors. might not be good for a last night because they worry if it gets to 11pm and the band have yet to show,

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2. Re: What about Killaloe / Ballina?

We stayed in Killaloe our last couple nights in 2011 and were able to get to Shannon with no problem. It's a nice area.

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3. Re: What about Killaloe / Ballina?

I like Killaloe - pretty little town (village) on the lake : about 60-min drive to Shannon:

http://www.discoverloughderg.ie/

http://www.visitclare.net/holyisland.php

www.clarevirtually.ie/holyislandtours.php

http://www.discoverkillaloe.com/

Alternatively, about the same distance away, have a look at this delightful b&b on the outskirts of Tulla, east Clare:

http://www.clondanaghcottage.com/

with any luck, depending on your dates, you should be able to hear some real traditional music in one of the nearby pubs:

http://www.teachuibhriain.com/

http://www.shorttsbar.com/

http://www.peppersoffeakle.com/

:-)

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