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Portumna Castle

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Castle Harbour, Portumna, Ireland
+353 90 974 1658
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Very little to see

Only the ground floor is accessible and it's not buggy friendly either. Plenty of information on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael F
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Lovely gardens

On the whole you get what you pay for it was 5 Euro to enter and the gardens are very nice indeed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kieran S
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Castle Harbour, Portumna, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only the ground floor is accessible and it's not buggy friendly either. Plenty of information on the signs about the history of the house and its restoration. Highlight is the gardens and especially the walled garden.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the whole you get what you pay for it was 5 Euro to enter and the gardens are very nice indeed , the building though we found a bit disappointing , not too much to see inside but overall ok.

Thank Kieran S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding grounds and garden. Great example of an Irish Castle but the inside was damaged by fire many years ago and it is not fully restored. But you can see many structural aspects that are of interest. The history is wonderful!

Thank 975louisag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the castle on a rainy afternoon with two bored young boys. The first surprise was the lovely OPW receptionist or should I say historian. Marian was great craic, highly knowedgable and very enthusiastic. She set the boys off on a challenge to complete...More

Thank fiona q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a visit here yesterday. Found the lady on reception to be very knowledgeable and interesting. Although the castle itself has only the ground floor open as an information hall, I really enjoyed the walled garden.

Thank cbgrant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a stunning piece of architecture. The grounds are very well kept and you are able to discover and adventure around it fully. It is right next to the very exquisite Portumna Harbour where there is a genuine relaxed and friendly community atmosphere. The...More

Thank easytofindalicia
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit on the most beautiful day near of end of June. Small entrance fee to cover floating around the beautiful walled garden, the general grounds and park area and an informative ground floor exhibition. Free parking and easy walk from here back...More

Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Reviewed 10 July 2017

On our to the more famous Birr Castle, we decided to stop at Portumna Castle. So very glad we did. We spent a good 1.5 hours walking the delightful 2-acre "Kitchen Garden" filled with rows and rows of color. Our eyes feasted on flowering herbs,...More

Thank John and Chenit F
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We arrived to be met by two very congenial receptionists who gave us an insight into the work that has been done to restore this magnificent building. We started in the walled kitchen garden and how lovely and tranquil it was and you can appreciate...More

Thank peterpansfriend
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Portumna castle and grounds, is still a major work in progress for the OPW, and currently only the ground floor, (two large rooms), impressive kitchen and roses gardens can be viewed. Open from march to October 9. 30 - 18.00 pm admission €5 adult &...More

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Response from Paroshep | Reviewed this property |
Well they should since they feature a shrine to a dog: "As with many historic buildings a number of local legends have grown up around the castle. One local legend goes that a child fell out of the upper windows. An Irish... More
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