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Portumna Castle

Castle Harbour, Portumna, Ireland
+353 90 974 1658
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Wonderful place to visit.

Beautiful place to visit on the most beautiful day near of end of June. Small entrance fee to cover... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Incredible secret garden

On our to the more famous Birr Castle, we decided to stop at Portumna Castle. So very glad we did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John and Chenit F
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Castle Harbour, Portumna, Ireland
+353 90 974 1658
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Reynards42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited the workhouse in Portumna, it was interesting to see where the Earl Clanrickard - head of the Board at the Workhouse - lived. Unfortunately it is still being renovated/restored, so you can only see the ground floor at present. And I would have...More

Thank Catherine777_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was very interesting with the castle being burnt down and partly restored by OPW. Also the history of different people who lived there and the walled area with roses in bloom and a vegetable garden which would have feed them

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a couple of times before. There is a lot of work been done to restore the house which is very impressive. Will be back in a couple of years to see what new work has taken place.

Thank lizzie4916
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Having see the workhouse, it was great to visit the house of the landlord who's tennants ended up in the workhouse. A magnificant old building being carefully restored, since it was damaged so badly by fire. Glorious gardens, a unique building, and no hurry or...More

Thank Conor O
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This unique castle will be 400 years old next year (2018). However, nearly 200 years ago, it was very severely damaged (almost destroyed) by fire, and then left untouched for over a century. But this is only a small part of the story. When you...More

Thank Mac777
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Could be twenty years since last came here and restoration works had only started so was keen to we how it was going. Amazingly well was the answer. Now with the roof finished and all Windows in place this house is so impressive. At the...More

Thank Robert W
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30 April 2017|
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