Visitors to Portumna are captivated by its incredible setting to the west of the point where the River Shannon enters Lough Derg.; its beautiful lake, Marina and Forest Park, a haven of peace and natural beauty. The impressive Portumna Castle, built close to 400 years ago by the de Burgo (Burke) family, stands close to the River Shannon – giving clues to its rich history. Portumna was one of about 50 towns founded by the Normans who came to Ireland in 1169 and is one of the few points where the Shannon can be crossed. It is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns in Co. Galway.
Photos courtesy of Susan Keane