Urban Glamping at its very best!
Whether you’re an experienced ‘Glamper’ or you are brand new to it, you should also know about one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets: the town of Portumna, situated in South East Galway, with its Castle, Abbey, historic Workhouse and Forest park, the River Shannon and Lough Derg, Portumna has a great range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Put them together and you arrive at Pod Umna, a unique Pod village, set in the heart of this lovely town, it has to be one of Ireland’s most innovative and creative ‘Urban Glamping’ sites.
A Gateway to Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands
Over the years Pod Umna Village has grown into what is now considered a very special, calm and relaxing location. It is also very safe, as we run Podumna as a gated facility and strictly residential it is a great place for young children to enjoy and gives parents peace of mind. Pod Umna provides glamping adventurers with comfort all year long. Forget about carrying loads of equipment and battling with the elements to set up camp. Glamp in style and comfort 12 months of the year.
Because of Portumna’s unique position on the shorelines of the river Shannon and Lough Derg, we are ideally positioned for exploring Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, Lough Derg’s beautiful little towns and villages.
So if you are a walker, cyclist or canoeist, or a family, couple or group looking for a break or a holiday somewhere different, then Pod Umna Village is the place for you.
Family Gatherings & Reunions
We see Family Reunions and Gatherings of all sorts being very important to our business and will accommodate and arrange for the exclusive use of Pod Umna Village for any large group who wish to stay with us.
Groups & Themes
The village is designed to be flexible and can cater for exclusive group weekends for scouts, guides and youth groups; football, rugby and hurling teams; family reunions; life coaching, corporate team building and bonding, and much more besides, not forgetting Hen parties.
If you’d be interested in a themed Glamping experience, we can arrange this for you, too. Call us and tell us about the theme you’re thinking of – a Hobbit village, Arabian Nights, a winter wonderland, an army boot camp or whatever you have in mind and we’ll work with you to make it happen.
Courses & Events
Pod Umna is next door to the de Burgos Gate Lodge training centre, and the two organisations work closely together to run a wide variety of residential courses, including corporate events and covering subjects like art and photography, creative writing, dance, fitness, yoga and meditation, team building/bonding.
We can host events of your own design for businesses, groups and individuals, or design programmes for you, working with specialist partners and equipment.
Sports, Cycling & the Great Outdoors…
If you’re after a little excitement, we can offer you canoeing, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting, go-karting or any number of other activities. You just have to ask.
Our sister business, Dick’s Bike Hire is situated on the grounds of PodUmna Village.
At Dick’s Bike Hire, we have a bike to suit everyone, from standard adult and kids bikes to mountain bikes. Electric ones too! For the little ones, we have trikes and trailers/seats that are pulled behind Mummy or Daddy’s bike. If you’re up for an extra bit of fun and frolics, try a novelty bike: we have tandems and also a four-wheeler that’s perfect for families.
Music, Dining & Socialising
Like so much of Ireland, Portumna has a proud musical tradition and there are numerous friendly watering holes that provide live staged or impromptu music sessions catering to all tastes in music.
But if you’d rather just enjoy a quiet pint of the black stuff in the company of some of the locals, you’ll find a warm welcome and plenty of colourful characters who can spin a good yarn or two.
Portumna offers the visitor a wide selection of Cafes and Restaurants.
Single-Use plastic BAN in Podumna Village
In a stand against the use of single-use plastic items. We are asking all our guests not to buy and bring these items to Pod Umna Village.
We have for a long time taken this stance and make sure to offer our guests the best quality Glassware, Delph and cutlery for their use.