Portumna (Port Omna - "the landing place of the oak tree") lies on the River Shannon and the northern shores of Lough Derg. Portumna Forest Park provides another welcome amenity to this important market town; its mile long sign-posted trail guides you through a marvellous world of common and exotic trees. If you go quietly, you need not lack company for there are sixteen species of wild animals and eighty-five varieties of birds living happily beneath the green mantle.

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Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.