Summer Special Offers
|Portumna Bed & Breakfast Failte Four Star
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 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
Karting & Paintballing 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
Pallas Karting and Paintballing
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.
GO FISHING IN PORTUMNA
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
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Carp & Tench Fishing: Angle Grove,
Woodford, Loughrea. This is a catch and release fishery. Tel: Roman 090-9749360
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
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.
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
A WALK IN
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
– KAYAKING – WINDSURFING PORTUMNA
Seoltoiri Sailing School
Lessons on Lough Derg – Beginner lessons in Kayaking, Windsurfing and Dinghy Sailing up to level 3.
suitable from aged 8 and upwards and are given on an hourly or half day basis. All equipment supplied.
Contact – Diarmuid Lally
GO FOR A
LONG WALK IN PORTUMNA ALONG THE BANKS OF THE SHANNON
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
PORTUMNA B&B SPECIALS
PORTUMNA MOUNTAIN BIKING
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.
Bike Hire Portumna
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
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.
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