Have book and pen, will travel.

Portumna, Ireland

Portumna Castle – circa. 1680

Languid and grey this lovely castle mansion hidden almost from view although its chimneys are clearly visible from a long way off from the harbour.

Moored up five minutes away from this impressive pile. Peace disturbed by arrival of two gin-palaces full of Germans.


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Tim Baynes has recorded his impressions of more than 20 years of travel in Moleskine notebooks. Each week The Passport blog will bring you a new sketch from his collection.