Planning Your Visit


If travelling by car, you can plan your journey on – see the route planner on the site.

Note that public transport to and from the Portumna area is limited.

Contact the Local Bus: 090-9741867

Kearns Transport –


Approximate Driving Distances from Portumna to:

Birr – 30 mins

Loughrea – 30 mins

Limerick – 1 hour

Galway –   1 hour

Ballinasloe – 30 mins

Athlone – 1 hour

Dublin – 2 hrs 15 mins

Mountshannon – 45 mins

Shannon Airport – 1 hr 20 mins



Sat. Nav. Coordinates: 53°05’59.3″N 8°13’22.9″W

The Irish Workhouse Centre is easy to find.  It is located on St Brigid’s Road, a 10 minute walk from the Bank of Ireland Corner. The Centre is just past the schools.  There is a large sign at the entrance.

From the Dublin/Athlone/Ballinasloe direction, the Irish Workhouse Centre is on the left as you enter the town.

From the Loughrea/Galway direction, on entering Portumna, turn left at Al Hayes Motors, signposted for Ballinasloe.  Then take the first right.  You will see the Irish Workhouse Centre on your left.

From the Tipperary direction, drive over Portumna Bridge, continue straight, turn right at Bank of Ireland, continue on.  The Irish Workhouse Centre is on your right.

From the Woodford/County Clare direction, continue straight ahead as you enter Portumna, turn left at Bank of Ireland, continue on and the Irish Workhouse Centre is on your right.

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Tel: 00-353 (0) 90-9759200 |