Lough Derg RNLI assists three people on an 18ft motor boat in Portumna

Lough Derg RNLI was requested to launch yesterday afternoon (Sunday 2 February), by Valentia Coast Guard to reports of three people in difficulty on an 18ft motor boat in Portumna, at the northern end of Lough Derg.   At 3.49pm, the inshore B-Class lifeboat Jean Spier launched with volunteer crew Eleanor Hooker as helm, Lian […]

Fun and Adventure as Lough Derg Blueway Opens for Business

  The Lough Derg Blueway was officially launched on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at a special ceremony in Killaloe in the presence of providers of commercial and recreation service providers around Lough Derg. The launch of the initiative is the culmination of a successful partnership between Clare, Tipperary and Galway County Councils, the Lough Derg Marketing Group […]

Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway. September 14th-17th

The 10th Shorelines Arts Festival takes place 14th-17th September in Portumna, Co. Galway. The four-day festival has developed into a premier boutique festival on the shores of Lough Derg & the River Shannon. It’s a true community project with an extensive programme of literature, drama, art, music, film, workshops, as well as a schools arts […]

New Harbour and Onshore Developments opened in Portumna by Minister Canney

The Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Mr. Seán Canney, T.D., today opened the refurbished Harbour and Amenity Park on the Shannon Navigation in Portumna. Developed by Waterways Ireland, Galway County Council and the Office of Public Works and jointly funded by Fáilte Ireland under the Lough Derg Stimulus […]

Key Lough Derg Harbour Reopens After Refurbishment In Portumna

Waterways Ireland is delighted to announce that Portumna’s Castle harbour opened to vessels for berthing the first weekend in June following extensive renovation and upgrade. The harbour works included the doubling of mooring capacity at this ever popular location, upgrade of berths, re-paving of quay area and installation of cut stone walls. While the Harbour […]

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival 2015 17th-20th September

www.shorelinesartsfestival.com If your idea of a good time involves top-class drama, art, street theatre, music, comedy and fun for all ages, then Portumna’s Shorelines Festival 2015 is where you need to be between September 17th -20th.  The committee has scoured the country to find the very best readers, writers, artists and acrobats – including performers […]

Launch of Lough Derg (on the Shannon) Nature Trail Thursday 30th April

The new Lough Derg (on the Shannon) Nature Trail will be officially launched at a seminar being held at The Workhouse Centre in Portumna, County Galway, next Thursday, 30th April.   The event, which takes place from 10.30am to 1.15pm,  will feature presentations by Dr. Alan Mee on the White Tailed Sea Eagles on Lough […]

Portumna’s Shorelines Arts Festival, 18th – 21st September 2014

A feast of Music, Theatre, Visual Art and Children’s Entertainment on the shores of the Shannon’s Lough Derg Celebrating its seventh year, the Portumna festival offers another innovative programme of literature, theatre, music, visual arts and performance for four days from 18th to the 21st September while the annual Shorelines Arts Exhibition in The Gallery […]

2013 Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway from 19th-22nd September

As Portumna swells with pride to have been selected as County Galway’s first ever Village of Culture, we embark on a series of cultural events to be held throughout 2013-2014, beginning with our spectacular arts festival, theShorelines Arts Festival from Thursday, 19th to Sunday, 22nd September,www.shorelinesartsfestival.com. Shorelines Arts Festival, now in its 6th year, launches the Yarn Bombing project, Shore to Shore, […]

Lough Derg Signage Strategy Moving In The Right Direction

–       Audit results to be unveiled at Portumna and Killaloe/Ballina public meetings   The results of an audit into a proposed new signage programme for the Lough Derg area will be announced at two public meetings in Portumna and Killaloe/Ballina on Monday, 5 November.   The audit, which has been carried out by consultants URS Ireland […]

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