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Portumna Castle and Gardens

Portumna Castle and Gardens

West Ireland | County Galway

Portumna Castle is a semi-fortified Jacobean Mansion built in 1618 by Richard Burke, (4th Earl of Clanricarde, Lord President of Connaught) and was one of the finest residences in Ireland at that time. It is a great example of the transition period when the strongholds were changing into more comfortable manor houses. It is located on the north end of Lough Derg near where the River Shannon enters the lake. Residence has three storeys and rectangular shape with square projecting towers on each corner and is surrounded by formal gardens. There is also a walled kitchen garden containing fruits, vegetables and herbs. After the accidental fire in 1826, the castle remained in ruins until the second half of the 20th century. In 1948, Portumna Castle was sold to the Irish State, and in the 1960s OPW began careful reconstruction, turning ruin into an important tourist attraction.

    • 26th March-30th September:
      • Daily: 9:30am - 6pm
    • 1st October-4th November:
      • Daily: 9:30am - 5pm
    • Adult: €5
    • Child/Student: €3
    • Group/Senior: €4
    • Family: €13
    • Phone: +353 (90) 9742003
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