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Portumna Castle

Castle Harbour, Portumna, Ireland
+353 90 974 1658
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Gorgeous grounds

Well worth a visit. Be sure to read about Fury the dog that saved a boys life when you're inside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cloverdale, IN
Worth visiting

The gardens and walled garden are lovely and you get a good sense of what the house was like in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vinnie L
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Castle Harbour, Portumna, Ireland
+353 90 974 1658
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Be sure to read about Fury the dog that saved a boys life when you're inside the castle. Don't miss touring the gardens. There were sword fighting competitions the day we were there with knights in full armor. A must see!

Thank ArchieCloverdale_IN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens and walled garden are lovely and you get a good sense of what the house was like in the 17th century. It's a work in progress and only the ground floor is accessible but it is worth seeing. Only 5 euro to enter...More

Thank Vinnie L
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Nice enough place with great grounds - the story of the Fury dog will interest children. Great gardens - well maintained and worth an hour or so if your time

Thank johncoote69
Reviewed 26 August 2017

What remains of the House and Gardens are lovely. The house itself was pretty much destroyed by fire in 1826, and was never again lived in. It is presently being restored, and parts of the first and second floors are open for visitors. There are...More

1  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A work in progress... Ask for the quiz if you have children as it makes the tour child friendly. The castle itself has only the ground floor complete.

Reviewed 15 August 2017 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 8 August 2017 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.

1  Thank Kieran S
Reviewed 2 August 2017

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!

1  Thank 975louisag
Reviewed 1 August 2017 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

1  Thank fiona q
Reviewed 30 July 2017 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
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29 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