Portumna Castle is surrounded by the towns' local attractions – Lough Derg, the River Shannon and Portumna Forest Park.

Portumna Castle and Demesne occupy a magnificent location on the shores of Lough Derg on the River Shannon.

Although gutted by fire in 1826, the Castle is still an imposing example of Irish architecture in the early 17th Century.

The imposing façade of the castle faces north and is approached by a long avenue and formal gardens. The ground floor of the castle is open to the public and houses an exhibition on the history and restoration of the building.

A virtual reality DVD presentation adds to the exhibition by bringing the story to life.

  • A magnificent location on the shores of Lough Derg
  • Irish architecture in the early 17th Century
  • The building marks the transition from the medieval Tower House to the Renaissance style manor house

Opening Times:

15 March – 26 October 2024
Daily 10:00 – 18:00
Last admission: 17:1527

October – 03 November 2024
Daily 10:00 – 17:00
Last admission: 16:15

Note: Check the website for updates before travelling



Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.


ACCESSIBILITY: Limited access for visitors with disabilities to the House only. Gardens and Gate House are accessible.

GUIDE TOURS: Guided Tours available.

Getting There

Portumna town—adjacent to lake, the River Shannon and Portumna Forest Park.

Map Location: 53.086592, -8.220611
Contact Portumna Castle and Gardens

Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland

Eircode: H53 YK27
T: +353 (0)90 947 1658
W: heritageireland.ieplaces-to-visitportumna-castle-and-gardens
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