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.
... and Lisa even got a double bed! It was amazing to have our own room and our own space, and we even had wifi in the rooms! It was like heaven. However our welcome to Ireland wasn't all daisy's and sunshine, all of the restaurants were shut by the time we could muster up the energy to go and get food, so we had of settle for a good old Maccas dinner (no one in Europe knows what we are taking about when we say Maccas, they all look at us like we are insane, apparently ...
... not worth it. So I took Lennox's car and decided to continue my day, well late afternoon by now. So I drove to Tulla and couldn't find the festival but I did find the local football field and they were playing a hurling match, so I parked up and went and sat and watched the second half of the game. Bodyke and Crush. Wow you could REALLY hurt yourself or someone else playing this game.
So in the ...
... 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