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East Galway e Portumna

Portumna – the land of the oak

Portumna is situated in East Galway on the River Shannon and banks of Loch Derg. 2013-07-10 16.35.46

It is a pretty town with a castle and a huge Forest Park.  Portumna and the surrounding area boast many attractions including watersports such as surf kayaking, sailing and fishing.  You can take a boat trip up the river and travel as far as Holy Island, the site of a very famous monastic settlement.

Immersed in the midst of this green belt area, in a rural setting where time seems to have come to a standstill, it is possible to really enjoy a trek on horseback, play a round of golf, pay a visit to the Birr Castle as well as other well-known churches and abbeys.

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One thing you absolutely must do while in this part of Ireland is to take part in a game of hurling, one of the traditional Irish sports which is extremely popular in this part of the country.

Another very typical experience not to be missed is a trip to the horseraces where you are sure to get a real feel for the joie de vivere that is quintessentially Irish