Irelands traditional preoccupation with horses and horse riding is particularly evident throughout the Shannon Region. Trail riding and trekking are available in nearby Scarriff and Clonlara - www.clonlaraequestrian.com
The wine open spaces and hills are also ideal for cycling. There are three sign posted cycling routes in North Tipperary,- The Clare Glens Cycle, The Holy Cross Cycle, The Keeper Hill Cycle.
There is nothing more refreshing and invigorating than a walk along the beach, with the winds sweeping in form the atlantic. West Clare, with its long and rugged coastline has a variety of uncrowded beaches or safe sandy coves for the walker.
Killaloe is home to the University of Limerick Water Activity Centre, which offers world class water sport facilities - www.ulac.ie. A range of Summer camps are offered throughout July & August on a range of activities. For further information on Summer Camps click here. The Activity Centre also offers a range of courses catering from beginners to the more experienced, with both land and waterbased activities. For further information, and to view their brochure click here, or click here to download a schedule of events for 2010.
Increasingly popular walking routes can be followed on an organised basis. Walks, varying from one day to one week are marked out with distinctive pointers - for maps on walks in the area click here
The lakes, rivers and streams in Clare are rich in salmon, brown trout and a wide variety of coarse fish including pike & bream. Dotted with almost 40 lakes the Lakelands of East Clare have quality services and facilities for the angler, whilst the unrivalled asset of Lough Dreg and the Shannon waterway provide both game and coarse angling - www.tjsangling.com
Let the Kids explore the wonder of Killaloes new playground - located just 10 minutes walk from the Hotel and situated adjacent to Ballina/Killaloe Tennis Club
Fishing for Kids
A whole new world of outdoor adventure where each child is left with a lasting impression and memories that will bring them back to the water time and time again. Fishing for kids offers a day course to young people where they are introduced to fishing in a friendly and safe envoirnment. A day at Fishing for Kids will entertain children and introduce them to a new lifestyle and a new hobby to keep them entertained for the rest of their lives. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to their website at www.fishingforkids.ie