Portumna Castle

The great semi-fortified house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde.

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Location

Portumna , Co. Galway

History

The great semi-fortified house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde. This important Jacobean house, while influenced by Renaissance and English houses, remains distinctively Irish. It was the main seat of the de Burgo family for over 200 years, until it was gutted by fire in 1826. The ground floor of the house is now open to the public.

To the north of the house is a formal, geometrically laid out garden, a feature often associated with large Jacobean mansions. Exhibitions in the castle and Gate House. (Conservation works are ongoing). Portumna Castle now includes the recently restored 17th century walled kitchen and garden. Following its original plan the garden has been organically planted with fruit trees, flowers, herbs and vegetables, all combining to make it a treat to the senses.

Limited access for visitors with disabilities to gardens and Gate House.

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Details

Opening Times

April - October Daily 10:00-18:00 Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Visit Length

1hr

Admission

Adult EUR 1.90 Child EUR 0.70 Student EUR 0.70 Senior EUR 1.20 Family EUR 5.00 Group EUR 1.20
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Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times

April - October Daily 10:00-18:00 Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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