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Shorelines Arts Festival Sept 19 -22

This years Shorelines Arts Festival returns to the lakeside town of Portumna, just 10 mins from Fuchsia Lane Farm, for 4 days at the end of September.  This annual festival offers a range of Theatrical, Literary, Musical and Visual Arts experiences that will offer something to suit everyone.  

Theatre programme highlights include ‘Before’ by Fishamble: The new Play company, written and performed by Pat Kinevane, winner of Herald Archangel Award 2019 Edinburgh, ‘Arán agus Im’ with Manchán Magan featuring insights into the wonders of the Irish language food and local Irish food, with freshly baked sourdough and delicious butter churned by the audience.

Musical highlights include the iconic band Scullion and the contemporary sound of ZoDoMo, comprising the acclaimed traditional  muscian Máirtín O’Connor with  Zoe Conway and Donal Lunny

The Visual Arts Programme include the Shorelines Art Exhibition running for two weeks at the Gallery at the Workhouse.

Full details and online booking can be found at shorelinesartsfestival.com/

Alternatively, download the festival programme here  shorelines_2019_festival_brochure 

Coffee in Portumna Castle

Coffee in Portumna Castle

We are very excited with the opening of Portumna Castle and Gardens this weekend as the season begins.  This is always a great place to visit, so full of history and lore and the guides there will really bring the place to life for you.  The kitchen garden, which has painstakingly restored over the years is a lovely place to browse and see how vegetable gardens were managed in the past to supply all the vegetable needs of the ‘big house’.

This season sees a new coffee shop and exhibition space on the Castle Grounds. This is housed in the beautifully restored stables yards and we are sure it will become  a great spot to visit!

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Portumna Castle Coffee shop