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Welcome to Mountbellew Heritage & Tourism Network Ltd

We are a non for profit company limited by guarantee with a dedicated team of volunteers…

Our Mission Statement;

To research, conserve and enhance the natural and built heritage of Mountbellew and its environs, for the benefit of the area. 

Bellew House photo
The former Grattan-Bellew House in its glory days before being knocked by Galway Co Council in the 1930’s

 

Mountbellew Walled Garden & Amenities Project

Involves the development of the Walled Garden and adjoining woodlands in a way that will benefit the local community and promote heritage and activity-based tourism in this area.

Recently we commissioned a professional garden designer to compile a report on the site which was funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland. A number of recommendations were made to us in a comprehensive report. It is now our intention to hold a Public Consultation on January 11th, 2019 at the Pastoral Centre beside the Church in Mountbellew. We want to hear the ideas of locals as this is a community-based project to fulfill the true potential for visitors to our Woodlands area with Forest Walks, The Forge Museum and of course, the Walled Garden itself.

Drone photo walled garden
The 4.2-acre site of the Walled Garden on the former Bellew estate.
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Bellew Heritage Tour visitors

Several descendants of the Bellew family recently visited our shores from different parts of the United States as part of the Bellew Irish Heritage Tour. Historian Seamus Bellew was instrumental in making their visits to Co Louth and Co Galway a truly memorable experience of a lifetime. -Main image photo courtesy Seamus Bellew-

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