Brian Ború brought to life by ‘string’ of puppet shows

As part of the Killaloe/Ballina 2014 programme of events celebrating the 1000thanniversary of the death of Brian Ború, Clare Arts Office has commissioned a puppet show on the life of the Last High King of Ireland which will be performed at libraries throughout the County during March.   Honest Arts Production Company, founded by show […]

New tourist guide marks the 1000th anniversary of the death of Brian Boru

Historical sites in County Clare relating to the life and times of Brian Ború are promoted in a newly developed guide marking the 1000th anniversary of the death of the Last High King of Ireland.   In the 10th century, Brian Ború – one of the most influential and colourful characters in Irish history – was […]

Online registration opens for Boru3peaks Challenge

–        Hundreds expected to scale mountains around Lough Derg   Online registration is now open for the 2nd annual Boru3peaks Challenge which will be held in the hills surrounding Killaloe/Ballina and Lough Derg on the weekend of October 12-13th.   More than 200 hill runners and walkers took part in last year’s inaugural event between the three […]

American singer to perform Killaloe song at Gathering event

Award-winning American singer-songwriter, Tokyo Rosenthal will return to County Clare next week for a Gathering Clare 2013 event celebrating his song “Killaloe”. Rosenthal wrote and recorded the tune about the town that his Aunt and Uncle called home in the late 70’s and early 80’s. He returned there in September for a live performance, a […]

Killaloe & Ballina feature in RTE’s Local Heroes

See Killaloe & Ballina like you have never seen it before and see the amazing work that goes behind the scenes in getting a town a higher profile. RTE’s Local Heroes is coming to a screen near you (RTE 1 on Wednesday May 8th at 8.30pm) and will feature the local heroes in Killaloe & […]

Evelyn Cusack to launch 2013 Boru3peaks Challenge

Met Éireann Meteorologist and outdoor enthusiast, Evelyn Cusack will officially launch the 2013 Boru3Peaks event in Killaloe on Wednesday, April 24th next. Evelyn’s visit to the shores of Lough Derg will also include separate presentations to local secondary school students at St. Anne’s Community College and to the wider public at the same venue at 7.30pm. […]

Dates announced for Boru3peaks Challenge in Ballina/Killaloe

The second annual Boru3peaks Challenge will take place in the hills surrounding Killaloe/Ballina and Lough Derg on the weekend of October 12-13th, organisers have announced. More than 200 hill runners and walkers took part in last October’s inaugural event between the three peaks of Tountinna (457 m), Moylussa (532m) and Keeper Hill (694m) in counties […]

Council welcomes go ahead for Killaloe Bypass

Clare County Council today said it welcomed the announcement by An Bord Pleanala of its decision to approve the Killaloe Bypass, Shannon Bridge Crossing and R494 Improvement Scheme. The estimated cost of the project is 40 million euro. The project involves a 2km single carriageway bypass of Killaloe, a 170m bridge crossing of the River […]

200 People Participate In Boru3peaks Event

ore than 200 hill runners and walkers took part in the inaugural Boru3peaks event around Killaloe/Ballina at the weekend.   The majority of participants braved all three peaks with the overall title of King and Queen of the peaks going to Terryglass (Tipperary) man Eoin Wolley and Broadford (Clare) woman Loretto Duggan.   Funds raised […]

Unique Three Peak Challenge to Take Place In Killaloe-Ballina

A unique three-peak challenge will take place in the picturesque surrounds of the neighbouring towns of Killaloe, County Clare, and Ballina, County Tipperary, on October 13th and 14th 2012. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Alan Kelly officially launched the Boru3Peaks annual charity event, which will feature two day-time and […]

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