We've Been Twinned!
A sister city is a long-term partnership between two communities in two countries. The relationship is officially recognized after the highest officials from both communities sign off on an agreement to become sister cities. After over 15 years of work, New London and Killaloe, Ireland are finally Sister Cities, known in Ireland as Twinning! This exciting new partnership opens tourism and economic opportunities for the City of New London and Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland!
Explore Our Sister City
Killaloe is located on the River Shannon where it meets Lough Derg, making it a great recreation destination. The village is a popular stop-off point for anyone sailing the River Shannon or exploring the Lough Derg Blueway by kayak, canoe, or paddle board. Killaloe also is an ideal base for those interested in pike and coarse fishing. The village offers a variety of restaurants featuring locally sourced food, pubs featuring traditional music sessions, and unique shops.
The village owes its origin to a 6th century monastic settlement founded by Saint Molua, or Lua, on a nearby island in the Shannon. In the late 10th century, Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, made his base in the area. From here he controlled the strategic crossing of the Shannon above Viking controlled Limerick. It was on the high ground in Killaloe that he located his stronghold, Kincora, effectively becoming the capital of all Ireland during his reign.