Ballina-Killaloe and the Shannon - 3 hour tour


This tour starts from the Killaloe Hotel and Spa and takes you along the Shannon to view some of the highlights of the river banks.

Important Information

What do I need to wear?

You need to wear comfortable clothing. Lightweight rain gear is always advisable.

What do I have to pay?

The price for this tour is 75 per person

How long is the tour?

The tour is 2 hours.

How can I purchase a ticket?

You can book your slot at the Killaloe Hotel and Spa, or online. Guided tours must be purchased in advance, by close of business the day before.

How many people will there be on the tour?

We have a maximum of 6 people per tour

Where does the tour begin?

The tour begins at the Killaloe Hotel and Spa, in the front car park.


Photo by Discover Lough Derg


The tour starts and ends in Killaloe. Here, as well as across the river in Ballina, there are many shops and cafes, as well as historic sites and beautiful river views.

Photo by Discover Lough Derg


Birdhill is a great spot to pause for a bite to eat or a coffee, featuring the Old Barracks and Matt the Thresher.

Photo by Discover Lough Derg

Parteen Weir

Parteen Weir splits the Shannon in two, and was a major engineering achievement in the early years of the Irish Free State. It is a fascinating spot to pull up the bikes and gaze up and down river.

More Information - The 3 Counties Shannon Tour

This tour takes you on a circuit of the areas around the River Shannon to the south of Lough Derg, through counties Tipperary, Limerick and Clare.

The tour starts in Killaloe, and is suited to cyclists of all abilities. The tour crosses the river into Ballina, then heads away from the Shannon through the lower reaches of the Arra Range to the well-kept village of Birdhill, where you can pause for refreshments (cost not included in the price of the tour).

Next we will head back to the Shannon at O'Brien's Bridge. Here we cross over the river and visit Parteen Weir, which splits the Shannon in two, and was a very significant engineering project in the early years of the Irish Free State. After Parteen, we move into County Clare, and take quiet back roads up to historic Killaloe, where the tour ends.

The map below shows the 3 Counties Shannon Tour.