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Portumna Castle

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Portumna, Co. Galway

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Heritage Ireland - Portumna Castle (Galway)
The great semi-fortified house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde. It was the main seat of the de Burgo family for over 200 years, until it was gutted by fire in 1826. The ground floor of the house is now open to the public. To the north of the ho...
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Portumna Castle
Fifteen Earls owned Portumna from 1543-1916. In the latter year, the last Earl, Hubert George de Burgh-Canning died. He was a noted eccentric and miser, and on his death the estate at Portumna passed to his nephew, Henry Viscount Lascelles, afterwards sixth Earl of Harewood. In 1928, Princess Mary a...
indigo.ie

Portumna Castle, Portumna, Ireland, Central Reservations Attractions
Portumna Castle is a national monument and it is open to the public from March to October. Built in 1616 by Richard Clanricarde, then governor of Galway, Portumna Castle is a symmetrical three-storey mansion built over a basement. Portumna Castle was built with beauty and comfort in mind, and offers...
centralr.com

Archaeological excavations at Portumna Castle, Co. Galway
The drive to the north of the castle was excavated between May and June, 1995 (Murphy 1995). The purpose of the excavation was to fully expose the drive which was to act as a foundation for the main approach path to the site between the Morrison Gate and the Outer Courtyard. This path has since been...
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Portumna Castle, Nr Portumna, Co Galway, Ireland
The great semi-fortified house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde. To the north is a formal and geometrically laid out garden, which is often associated with large Jacobean mansions. There are exhibitions in the Castle and Gate House. Conservation...
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Portumna Castle, County Galway - Irish Historic and Tourist Sites - 1 2 Travel Ireland Regional Information Guide
The great semi-fortified house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde. This important Jacobean house, while influenced by Renaissance and English houses, remains distinctively Irish. It was the main seat of the de Burgo family for over 200 years, unti...
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Portumna Castle - Portumna, Galway - GalwayTourist.com
The great semi-fortifed house at Portumna was built before 1618 by Richard Burke or de Burgo, 4th Earl of Clanricarde. There are exhibitions in the castle and Gate House. Guided tours of the gardens and part of the castle a...
irishtourist.com

IWAI - Waterway Heritage - Portumna Castle - Tim O'Brien
Visitors enter through the lodges of the middle gateway which serve as an information centre and admissions office. Inside, a series of exhibits tells the story of the house and the Clanricardes. The two upper floors are only partially restored, but visitors can see the work continues. Outside, a wa...
heritage.iwai.ie

Portumna Castle, County Galway
It is no exaggeration to describe Portumna as the most important residence to be built in Ireland until Castletown a century later. In grandeur and scale it was without equal when constructed in 1616-18 and like Castletown introduced a new sophistication to Irish architecture. The builder - not surp...
irelandseye.com

Portumna Castle - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Portumna Castle
Large, semi-fortified Jacobean mansion at Portumna, County Galway, Republic of Ireland. It was built in the early 1600s for Richard Burke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde, who lived in England and died in 1635 without ever seeing the property. It is regarded as the finest of its kind in Ireland and was prob...
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