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Portumna Castle and Gardens

Seventeenth-century splendour on the shores of Lough Derg

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Portumna Castle and Gardens

Seventeenth-century splendour on the shores of Lough Derg

Closed

See all opening times

Site Closed

Site closed from 25 November 2021.

Admission

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

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Portumna
Co. Galway
H53 YK27

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Portumna Castle and Gardens

Built by the fourth earl of Clanricarde, Portumna Castle was the de Burgo family power base for centuries.

The castle is a unique example of the transitional Irish architecture of the early 1600s. Its bold design combines elements of medieval and Renaissance style that complement each other perfectly.

A major fire in 1826 left the castle a roofless shell, but the state began to bring it back from ruin in the 1960s. Restoration work continues to this day.

The dramatic walk up to the building includes charming formal gardens, which create an enchanting sense of the original seventeenth-century setting. The walled kitchen garden is particularly memorable.

The castle enjoys a sensational view of Lough Derg. The ground floor is open to the public and houses an exhibition that brings the story of the castle and the de Burgo family to life. It is right beside the River Shannon and Portumna Forest Park, which makes it a great choice for a delightful day out.

Opening Times

Closed

Contact

Portumna
Co. Galway
H53 YK27

090 974 1658 and 090 9742003

Getting Here

Portumna town – adjacent to lake, the River Shannon and Portumna Forest Park.

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Facilities

  • Art
  • Baby Changing
  • Brochure
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Exhibition
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided tours
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
  • WiFi

Restrictions

  • Limited Access

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