Ideal Location for Couples ….!!

Explore and discover the unknown treasures of Irelands Hidden Heartlands. Twin towns of Killaloe-Ballina are a perfect location for a couple’s getaway. Everyone deserves to getaway, to recharge and relax, and the Killaloe-Ballina area is the perfect getaway staycation. The tranquillity of Lough Derg offers a unique and relaxing break for couples of all ages. Why not cruise down the scenic Shannon waterways or explore the walking trials along the harbour whether it’s to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or simply to getaway and enjoy the quality time together.

Check out some places and activities to consider when booking your romantic getaway with your partner.

Set Sail

Set sail on your romantic couple’s getaway and enjoy a relaxing cruise with Killaloe River Cruises. This Summer, explore the serenity of Shannon River by cruising the calm waters with that special someone. Killaloe River Cruises is the perfect activity to experience while in Killaloe-Ballina, it is the perfect place to make memories that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy the great outdoors as you sip away on an Irish Coffee or spice it up with one of their premium gins served on board. Breathe in the fresh-air and relax on a one-hour sail along the River Shannon during your dreamy escape.

To book the Killaloe River Cruise call 086-8140559 or visit


Explore Killaloe Town

Start your day off with a yummy breakfast in O’Brien’s Bar & Restaurant at Killaloe Hotel & Spa and then head down to Killaloe town for an adventure through the town. Killaloe is filled delightful shops, cafes and bars to keep you intrigued and entertained during your stay. After building up an appetite, head back to O’Brien’s Bar & Restaurant for a delicious homemade lunch by our head chef Jim. Enjoy the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere with some mouth-watering food, a Béal Bia coffee or a cool refreshing pint. During the exquisite Sunset take a romantic stroll along the Shannon canals and the 4km heritage trail which taps into the rich history of the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina.

Go Wilde at Wilde Irish Chocolate Factory

Add a spark to your romantic getaway with a more creative set of plans for date night: a chocolate factory tour and tasting with Wilde Irish Chocolates.  Located only a 15 minute drive from Killaloe Hotel & Spa, Wilde Irish Chocolates is situated on the banks of beautiful Lough Derg in Tuamgraney. This romantic chocolate experience is a great activity for couples during their getaway in Co.Clare. The Wilde Irish Chocolate factory allows you smell the sweet aroma of melting chocolate as you walk in the door, watch all the action and listen to the sounds of a dynamic chocolate production setting.


Say ‘I do’ to Killaloe

The warm and welcoming area of Killaloe and Ballina is the perfect setting to celebrate your special day and the days that follow. A honeymoon location like no other, Killaloe has idyllic and picturesque locations to immortalize your special day. Guests can also indulge in the ultimate relaxtaion and wellness experience in the tranquil space of the newly opened Sionna Spa.



The Lookout is a must place to visit on your couple’s getaway. Not only does it offer fantastic views of Lough Derg and the River Shannon, but the panoramic views are also perfect for a mesmerising sunset in the evening. A 15-minute drive, the ‘Lookout’ is located between Ballina and Portroe in county Tipperary. It is a perfect location to set up a picnic, enjoy a coffee or perhaps pop that special question… it is truly a picturesque location.

Visit Lough Derg Lakelands here for more amazing recommendations on places to visit around the Hidden Heartlands.

Relax & Unwind

We want you and and your partner to switch off, relax and refresh on your romantic getaway. Our team is dedicated to your health and wellness experience and will chat with you about your needs, the treatments that will be most beneficial to you, and advise you on your future care routine. Our products are Irish where possible, eco-friendly and available to purchase. And if it’s pure pampering you’re after in our luxury sanctuary then you’ve come to the right place!


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