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Portumna

Ireland (LBO)

Base manager Timmy Walsh welcomes you to Portumna , situated at the northern end of Lough Derg , where visiting boats can drop anchor and moor in safety at the marina in Portumna Bay.
It is also a cruiser base and the town itself is just a few minutes walk away. There are many points of interest in the town that are well worth making a visit into town to see.

Emerald Star Portumna base
Connaught Harbour Portumna
Co. Galway
Ireland

Base opening times
Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 13:00 14:00 - 18:00
Friday - Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00

Bank Holidays 10:00 - 13:00 15:00 - 17:00

Late arrivals
If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Hotels and restaurants
Hotels
Ballykeeran - 00353 (0) 902 085 1063
Dromineer - 00353 (0) 672 411 4
The Mount Shannon - 00353 (0) 619 271 62
Limerick Inn - 00353 (0) 613 256 66
Hodson Bay - 00353 (0) 902 924 44
Shannon - 00353 (0) 509 513 06
Lakeside - 00353 (0) 613 761 22

Hotel - Restaurants
Oak Lodge - 00353 (0) 509 415 49
Shannonvilla - 00353 (0) 509 412 69
Shannon Oaks - 00353 (0) 509 417 77
Lakeland Lodge - 00353 (0) 672 206 9
The Rock - 00353 (0) 509 510 32

Restaurants
The Dreg Inn - 00353 (0) 672 203 7
Mc Namaras - 00353 (0) 619 210 20
Le Chateau - 00353 (0) 902 945 17
Coffey's Bar and Food Store - 00353 (0) 903 611 18
Brocka on the Water - 00353 (0) 672 203 8

Parking
Open parking - Free of charge

Supermarket
The closest supermarket is a 10 minute walk from the base and opens from 9am - 9pm everyday.

Fishing
A fishing licence is required and this can be purchased on arrival at the base from the reception. Cost is approximately 7€ for 1 week.

Other Attractions
Visit the Portumna.net Community Portal for more information about attractions in Portumna.

Travel information

By Road

From Dublin Airport
From Dublin airport follow signs for Dublin city Centre and take the exit for M50 southbound. This is a toll road (cars cost €1.30). Take the N7 for Naas and on to Kildare town. Take the R420 to Tullamore. Take the N52 to Birr. Then take the R489 to Portumna.
Road Distance approximately 110 miles (170 Kms) 3 hours.

From Shannon Airport
Take the N18 to Limerick. Take the N7 to Nenagh. Take the N52 to Borrisokane and the N65 to Portumna.

Road Distance approximately 50 miles (70kms) 1 1/2 hours.

From Dun Laoghaire and North Wall Ferry Ports - Dublin
Follow signs for M50 Southbound. Take the N7 for Naas and on to Kildare town. Take the R420 to Tullamore. Then take the N52 to Birr. Take the R489 to Portumna.

Road Distance approximately 110 miles (3 hours).

Rosslare Port
Take the N25 to New Ross. Take the N10 to Kilkenny. Take the main road to Roscrea. Take the N62 to Birr and then the R489 to Portumna.

Road Distance approximately 110 miles (190 kms) 4 hours

Airports
Dublin - 170km
Shannon - 98km
Knock - 160km

By Taxi
Brian - 00353 (0) 87 6533213
Taxi Tom - 00353 (0) 87 9978043

Car Rental
Hertz Athlone – 00353 (0) 906 492 325
Avis – 00353 (0) 917 527 35
Sixth – 00353 (0) 612 060 25

By Rail
Ballinasloe - 32km