The imposing ruins of Portumna Castle currently being restored to its original grandeur are worth a visit. Located within the precinct of the castle, there are also ruins of a Dominican Friary built around 1425 and destroyed in 1540.
The lake fringed Forest Park and wildlife sanctuary is home to a variety of species of birds and deer. It is an excellent setting for relaxing walks, scenic picnics and beautiful nature trails.
Being on the tip of the Shannon's largest lake, Portumna offers a variety of activities for the water enthusiast, including jet skiing, sailing, wind surfing, boating and power boat racing.
An attractive feature of Portumna is its 18-hole golf course, set centrally in the 1,400-acre Forest Park, making it a challenging and unique inland course.
Directions from Shannon Airport and Clare Total Distance 59 Miles Total Time 1hr 15 min Route Details Shannon Airport, Clare Follow Sign's Limerick (N18) N19 (edge of) Shannon At Roundabout forward Junction with N18 (Signposted Limerick) Junction for Shannon Airport (Junction with N19) Forward (signposted Limerick) Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Limerick Follow Sign's Dublin N7 Parkway Roundabout At Roundabout take 3rd Exit In 0.7 mile at Roundabout Take 2nd exit In 1.1 mile at Roundabout forward Annacotty At Roundabout forward Lisnagry Station (level Crossing) Birdhill (Post Office) Nenagh Follow Signs Birr, Portumna N52 Borrisokane Forward N65 (Signposted Portumna) Portumna