Birdhill (Cnocán an Éin Fhinn – The Hill of the Fair Bird) is the local village. Beautifully maintained by the local Tidy Towns Committee, it won the prestigious award of Ireland’s tidiest village in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
A village park and a walking trail complement the natural beauty and views of the surrounding area. The village has two pubs including the famous Matt The Threshers bar and restaurant
Killaloe and Ballina are twin towns on the banks of the Shannon where you can avail of many watersports and activities including River Cruises, Yachting, Fishing, Water-skiing, Jet skiing and swimming. Boats are available for hire at various locations locally.
There are numerous good restaurants in the area including Matt The Threshers, Cherry Tree Restaurant Killaloe, Flanangan’s on the Lake Ballina, Goosers Bar and Eating House Ballina, Molly’s Bar and Restaurant Ballina, O’Donovan’s Restaurant and Bar Ballina , Wood Brothers Bistro and the Tuscany Bistro, Ballina.
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HERITAGE/ATTRACTIONS within driving distance
Rock of Cashel
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park
King Johns Castle and Treaty Stone ,St. Marys Cathedral
Aillwee Cave and Knappogue Castle
Cragaunowen Bronze Age Project
The Hunt Museum
Clare Glens and Keeper Hill
Limerick City Art Gallery and Georgian house and garden
Dolphin Watching (Kilrush )
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Lar Na Pairce, Thurles (Story of the Gaelic Games, Sporting Memorabilia and Tipperary GAA merchandise)
Heritage Centres in Killaloe, Roscrea,Lough Gur, Adare and Bruree
Killaloe International Music Festival
Feile Brian Boru
Willie Clancy Festival Miltown malbay
Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival
Aonach Paddy O’Brian
Mountshannon Arts Festival
Miko Russel Festival Doolin
GOLF: Nenagh,Thurles, Roscrea 18 hole courses within 30 minutes
Pitch & Putt, horse-riding & pony trekking.
Outdoor swimming pool nearby, leisure complex nearby.
For the night time there are some fine restauraunts, lively bars and traditional music & dance.
WALKERS: Silvermines, Clare glens, Slieve Felim way (18 miles) Lough Derg Way (20 miles), Birdhill (The Pollagh Nature trail) (3 miles).
CYCLING: Clare Glens Cycle (30 miles) Holy Cross Cycle (28 miles) Keeper Cycle (30 miles).
WATERSPORTS: On Lough Derg : Sailing, Windsurfing, cruiser hire, angling including boat hire and a full range of angling services including bait, tackle, guides etc.