This self-guided tour takes the visitor around Portumna’s many beautiful heritage buildings and streetscapes with the use of an illustrated map of the walking route detailing all the notable sites and an introduction to the history of the area. The earliest surviving building is the 13th century Cistercian Priory, the most impressive is Portumna Castle, which was built before 1618. There are two Neo-Gothic churches, the classically-styled Courthouse and other period buildings. Many streets and buildings retain original fanlights, columns or other details. The map, along with an audio tour for MP3 players narrated by noted historian Dr Peter Harbison, can be downloaded from www.galwayeast.com/wayfinding or picked up at Portumna Tourist Office.
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