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At Portumna House Bed and Breakfast we have picked out a choice of things for our visitors to do and see. Our selection, listed in no particular order, aims to give people “the inside track”, an opportunity to scratch beneath the surface and get a good feel for life and leisure in Portumna and the general area..

Portumna Golf Club  portumnagolfclub   

Hit out to Portumna Golf Club  for a game of 18 hole ,The Magnificent sight of the Deer grazing as the sun sets is a sight to beholdThe Fairways Restaurant which adjoins the Main Bar in the Clubhouse is a most welcome sight after a Round of golf on The Beautiful Parkland Course.Contact: Portumna Golf Club   phone     +353 (0) 909741059

Pallas Karting & Paintballing kart_news

Pallas Karting, located just 15 minutes drive from Portumna, is Europe’s largest karting track, It’s fast and exhilarating. Whatever the weather, at Pallas Karting you can experience the thrill of real motor racing first hand. Tynagh, Loughrea, Co.Galway
Tel: 090-9745147

Pallas Karting and Paintballing

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A visit to Portumna Castle & Gardens is a must!  The Castle was the seat of the powerful de Burgo family, landlords of the area.The ground floor of the castle is open to the public and houses an exhibition on the history and restoration of the building, and the de Burgo family.
FREE Guided tour with admission ticket (subject to Guide availability)FREE Admission, 1st Wednesday of each month.FREE admission and guided tour for all Primary and Secondary schools. Open daily, 9.30-6pm until September 24th, weekends only, 9.30- 5pm during the month of October.     Last admission 45 minutes before closing.Adults €3, Senior Citizen/Group €2, Child/Student €1, Family €8.

Carp of the day Portumna


Portumna Fishing

Portumna is a prime coarse angling centre renowned for its quality angling with specialist operators who are geared to cater for angling tourists. Shannon Regional Fisheries Board has an excellent website for anglers. Boat Hire, Guided Angling and Angling Lessons contact:Dave Harris: mob. 087-2348038
portumnaanglingservices@eircom.net     Carp & Tench Fishing:  Angle Grove, Woodford, Loughrea.  This is a catch and release fishery.      Tel: Roman 090-9749360  or 086-2411433

Portumna Country side on Horseback


There are a number of centres in Portumna that provide horse riding in the area with horses suitable for absolute beginners and more experienced riders. Advance booking required.
Flower Hill Equestrian Centre, Flowerhill House, Killimor, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway
Tel: 090-96 76112 or 087-2570221
Dartfield Horse Museum and Equestrian Park, Dartfield, Kilrickle, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Tel: 091-843968
Tel:  090 97 45246

Visit Portumna Workhouse Centre for a Truly Powerful and Moving  Experience, The tour gives visitors a clear idea of the suffering endured during the Famine Times.

Portumna Workhouse Video

Portumna Forest Park
Portumna Forest Park Woodland Trails  is one of eleven national forest parks.  Situated on the shores of Lough Derg, it covers almost 450 hectares and once formed part of the Clanricarde estate. Today it is managed by Coillte, a state owned forestry company.  Facilities in the park include picnic areas, car park and toilets. There are 4 looped trails ranging from one of 1km length that is suitable for all visitors, including wheelchair users, to a long trail of over 10kms for walkers and cyclists. The walks are colour coded, so just follow the coloured markers.  Maps and more information are available free of charge on their website


          Seoltoiri Sailing School
 Portumna – Lessons on Lough Derg – Beginner lessons in Kayaking, Windsurfing and Dinghy Sailing up to level 3.
 Lessons are suitable from aged 8 and upwards and are given on an hourly or half day basis. All equipment supplied.
   Contact – Diarmuid Lally

   Tel: 086-8032924


Portumna Walkways

The Hymany way, the longest in Ireland, runs almost the length of the country and takes the walker to some of its most beautiful and least explored areas. In South East Galway, the Hymany Way takes the walker from Portumna to Aughrim. See Irish Trails for a map of the entire route, which takes about two days to walk.  Here the walk from Portumna to Meelick, which follows the Shannon Banks, is recommended. To find the starting point, walk down the main street (Brendan Street) in Portumna in the direction of the Bridge.  On your left, as you near the Shannon River, you will see a map board with details of the walk. Enter the gateway here and off you go. The walk to Meelick is relatively easy and level and will take from three to four hours. It is a linear walk, so having somebody to pick you up at Meelick, would be an idea unless you are feeling super fit. Note that there are no restaurants, shops or facilities en route.There is also a mapped cycled route. Contact SE Galway IRD Tourist Information for maps and more local information.Tel: 090-9741767


Pallas Karting/Paintballing

Go Karting at Pallas Karting


Portumna Forest Park is located on the northern shores of Lough Derg and formed part of the Clanrickarde family estate which was purchased by Coillte in 1948. The park offers walking trails, nature trails, Views of the lake and the opportunity to see deer and other wildlife. The Portumna mountain bike trails are almost identical. They are a bit different to the usual Coillte trails, in that they are shared with walkers.

There are three mtb trails in Portumna Forest Park, Bonaveen & Rinmaher mountain bike trails run for 10.5 km and are graded moderate. Bonaveen is marked red, Rinmaher is green. Woodland is the blue trail and it is only about 10 min long and perfect for children.

Portumna Mountain Biking

Bike Hire Portumna

Portumna Water Sports

WaterMark is the place to go for lots of various types of water activities, i.e. wakeboard, water ski, wake skate, wake surf, barefoot, trick ski, bodyboard and zapcat.

Excellent instructors are available with the very best equipment.

Workshops are available - minimum of 4 persons, with intense training and troubleshooting in wakeboard, waterskiing or any of the other disciplines on offer.

Small groups/family - telephone us for details and price.

Portumna Water Sports

You will find a large range of things to do in the area for all ages.  Some of which are listed below.

Portumna Golf Club

Portumna Golf Club

Portumna Golf Club

Horseback riding is a great way to see the scenery.



Rent a bike locally for the day!

cycling Portumna

Emerald Star

Emerald Star boating on the River Shannon

Some other activities nearby
  • Angling
  • Golf
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Gun Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Forest Walk
  • Hill Walking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking

David and Una Dalton
Portumna House
St. Brendans Rd. ( Main Galway Rd )
Tel : +353(0)90 9741078