Shannon Oaks Hotel & Country Club
Travel Blogs from Portumna
... It was 1100 hrs when we got to the lock in Athlone and we had a little time to kill.
I tried to use my Smart Card in the services area but there was a notice up saying that you had to buy a local card for the showers...what a bummer,I was not impressed with Waterways Ireland.
I strolled around Athlone town for a while as I had never been here before,Id say it would be a lovely town to spend a week end in.
... a while and hearing that she may be sold for scrap I decided to try and turn the motor over one more time. Yay she started, not well but better news.
So decision made to run me to take me to show me where the garage was, invited me in for a cup of tea and a chat with a guy who may be interested in buying her.. sad but YAY. Then they dropped me off at the house where Leon was still hunkered down by the ...
... benches and the table), cut the corner, squeeze by the arm rests of two chairs and the table and sit down in the center chair and smile before the camera went off. Not an easy task and I think I failed the first time. Lucky for us, a nice Norwegian couple walked in and offered to snap a photo. We were thankful, and Jolene took one for them as well.
The views over Galway Bay were breathtaking. I wanted to buy this place also. Just for the location. ...
... this parish, in the south eastern periphery of County Galway, has been inhabited by humans for more than 5,000 years and this green pastoral landscape has been home to pre-historic man, Celt, Monk, Gaelic and Norman alike.
At one time there were over 7000 people in Portumna. After the Potato famine that number was less that 1,000. The population there today ...
... Church, Portumna was built in 1832. This beautiful church serves
the Church of Ireland Parish of Portumna, and replaced the Portumna
Priory above which had been used by the congregation for the previous 70
The old St Bridget's Catholic Church