(Scairbh - a ford or shallow)
An enjoyable market town situated high above Lough Derg.
Graney, who gave her name to the lake and river, is buried here.
The area around Lough Graney and the Graney River provides
excellent coarse and game angling as well as pleasure boats and cruisers.
There is a music festival in the summer.
(Tuaim Greine - the tomb of Graney)
The village, some 3 km from Scarriff, is graced by a small memorial
park dedicated to the struggle for independence, 1916-1922.
The Protestant parish church includes an early rebuilding of an even
earlier (6th century) monastery, founded by St. Cronan of Holy Island.
Raheen estate boasts woods contain indigenous oak trees of great antiquity.
(UigConnelloe - territory of the Connellys)
Some 7 km from Tuamgraney, situated on the northern slopes of the
Bernagh mountains, Ogonnelloe village has panoramic views of Lough Derg and
its many islands: Scarriff Bay, Mountshannon, Whitegate, Holy Island,
and the waters stretching towards Dromineer and the Tipperary shore.
(Cill Molua - church or cell of St. Molua)PreviousNext
Killaloe is a charming town, sited on high ground to the west of the narrow
bridge crossing the Shannon. The town boasts plenty of shops, restaurants and lively
It is the original site of the royal palace of Kincora (Ceann Coraidh, the
weir head), with which Brian Boru, High King of Ireland from 1002 to 1014,
Beal Boru, what remains of Brian Boru's ring fort, is located at the point
where Lough Derg narrows before the town.
Killaloe is an important fishing and boating centre with facilities for
sailing and water-skiing as well as a large marina. Killaloe is also a base
for a number of hire-cruiser companies and Killaloe sailing club is near by.
St Flannan's Cathedral is a simple sandstone building on the west bank of
The Thorgrim stone, before the doorway, is unique for its ogham
and runic inscriptions. In the grounds is a Romanesque church, St. Flannan's
oratory, dating from the 12th century.
St. Molua's Oratory, the small oratory of St. Lua or Molua from whom Killaloe
got its name, is an example of early Irish church building.
Grianan ring fort, the site of the hereditary home of the local rulers the
Dal gCais, is situated on the south-eastern side of a steep hill known as
Crag or Cragliath, (Grey Rock) a short distance away.
Killaloe is the home of two summertime festivals.
The Killaloe International Music Festival attracts large crowds each July when the Irish Chamber
Orchestra perform in St Flannan's Cathedral, whilst Feile Brian Boru, celebrates of the reign of Brian Boru as High King of Ireland.