In the south-eastern end of Galway county, 20 miles (332 km) from Ballinasloe, Portumna is well known as a fishing centre and marina for Lough Derg and the Shannon and has golf and tennis.
Outside the town are the imposing ruins of Portumna Castle. Portumna Forest Park is one mile (2 km) from the town on the Ennis road. This wildlife sanctuary of one thousand acres borders Lough Derg and has a laid out nature trail and many lovely forest walks.
Where to stay
Portumna offers plenty of quality, contemporary, comfortable hotels, guesthouses and B&B's to choose from.