Portumna Castle and gardens, a beautiful and tranquil place with such a variety of plants, trees and herbs. If you like gardening its definately worth visiting. The castle and the grounds are beautifully maintained. The castle was built close to 400 centuries ago by the de Burgo (Burke) family, stands close to Lough Derg, the River Shannon and Portumna Forest Park in Portumna, County Galway.This great semi-fortified house at Portumna was built around 1618 by Richard Burke, or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanrickard. It is a Jacobean-style building which remained the main seat of the de Burgo clan for over 200 years, until it was gutted by fire in 1826.
Portumna Castle has formal, geometrically laid-out gardens to the north. The Willow Maze incorporates several different willow varieties and its central path is lined with espalier fruit trees which are under planted with lavender.
A magnificent forest park where way marked looped walks and cycle trails await you on your visit to Portumna Forest Park on the shores of Lough Derg. Excellent facilities such as map boards, picnic tables, car parking and toilets mean you can spend a day in the park on your bike or by foot exploring different routes under a canopy of forestry. A great day out for walkers and explorers and Portumna Castle is not far from here which is definitely work a visit.
Portumna is located 29km (approx. 35 minutes drive) from the Waterside cottages.
Come stay with us and enjoy the many activities and attractions and experience this beautiful waterside village in Tipperary! Feel free to contact us if you require further information!
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