Portumna Priory, County Galway

Quietly now
on the lush green grass,
lest you wake those that sleep there.
That rest under trees
and lie under stone.
Quietly now, and let us go.
— Claire Loader

It’s easy to overlook Portumna Priory, hidden as it is in the shadow of the castle, tucked quietly into the trees.  A verdant hideaway that lends a certain softness to the old stone – a quiet beauty on the edge of Lough Derg.

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