Portumna and its beautiful buildings are set
perfectly on the shores of Lough Derg – it’s the
northern gateway town. Here, grab a bike from Dick's
Bike hire and head to Portumna Forest
Park. Choose one of the three Blueway bike trails; we suggest
trail, at just over 10km; it is the longest trail and covers the
western / lake-facing side of the park. The long section around the lakeshore
has some of the most attractive landscape in the park and great views out over
the expanse of Lough Derg. After all that exploration you will have worked up a
thirst for some culture and heritage, so why not pop into Portumna Castle and Gardens?
Here you can savour the lemon cheesecake the castle café is renowned for.
Alternatively if you want some local knowledge and
a bit more excitement contact Jonathan of Mid Ireland Adventures who
will bring you on a mountain bike tour. To recover from your walk or cycle call
into the children friendly Blas restaurant or grab lunch in the Ferry Inn.
For the afternoon you can cycle to Kenny's of Palmerston Stores who
will provide you with fishing equipment for hire - their advice and experience
will send you to where you have the best chance of catching the finest of fish.
Accommodation options: Fuchsia
Lane Farm offers award-winning Holiday Rental Cottages situated close
to Terryglass; they are the perfect base for touring the Lough Derg region. Portumna House and Oak
Lodge - Bed & Breakfasts who offer a guaranteed warm welcome upon
arrival. And if it's a bit of craic you're after, then PodUmna is for you! Located
in the heart of Portumna, this quicky campsite offers three glamping options -
a shepherd's hut, pods, a bell tent, and bike hire!