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Cultural

• The Killaloe Chamber Music Festival
Since 2013, Killaloe has hosted its very own Chamber Music Festival with a rich and varied calendar of events, in venues ranging from the Cathedral to various cafés and halls around the town. The festival is growing in reputation at home and abroad, both for the quality of its programme and for the fact that it is a genuine music lovers’ festival – minds as well as ears are open, with emerging artists being as important as the international virtuosi. The Killaloe Chamber Music Festival


• Quay Arts, Ballina Quay, Killaloe/Ballina
This is an exciting, multi-purpose art space, which offers classes, workshops, studio space and a gallery, with an ongoing calendar of shows and exhibitions.
Quay Arts.

• Thomond park – 25 min
Thomond Park Rugby Stadium, home to the successful Munster Team is just a short distance away. Thomond Park

• The Hunt Museum – 25 min
The Hunt Museum, located at the Georgian Custom House in Limerick since 1997, has a large collection of art, antiques and other historic items, built around a collection left to the state by the Hunt Family. The Hunt Museum

• King John’s Castle Limerick – 25 min
A spectacular 13th century castle located on the banks of The River Shannon at Limerick. This is a great place to visit but it’s worth your while looking at the website to see specific events are being held here during your stay. King John's Castle
 

• Limerick City Museum – 25 min
Founded in 1906 and also known as The Jim Kemmy Municipal Museum you’ll find a fascinating collection of artifects and items of local and international interest – including the largest meteorite to fall on these islands, which landed in Adare Co. Limerick. Limerick City Museum

• Ardnacrusha – 20 min
Explore Ireland’s first and largest hyrdoelectric scheme, which has been supplying electricity to the country since 1929.
 

• The Silvermines – 20 min
There is evidence of mining in this area going back to 1289 and it continued – with some pauses - until 1992. There is a heritage centre here.
 

• Portumna Castle & Forest Park – 50 min
A spectacular 450 hectare forest park, adjacent to Lough Derg. A great place to go for a picnic, a short stroll or a serious day’s walking. The 17th century castle has been restored to its former glory, the remains of a 15th century Abbey can also be seen. This park has a sizeable population of deer – so don’t be surprised if you see them grazing as you walk by.
 

• Foynes – 52 min
As well as being home to the original Irish Coffee, Foynes was the original trans-Atlantic airport. It was from here that flying boats took off for Gander in Newfoundland, a journey of 15-20 hours.

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