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.

The long term aim is to rejuvenate, conserve and develop the 18th century walled garden in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Developing this existing heritage resource will provide a new amenity for the area. It will also compliment other local heritage and recreation assets helping attract visitors to the area thus stimulating rural tourism.

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

Mountbellew – A Hidden Gem

A beautiful piece of film -shot over many moons- on what this area has to offer both locals and visitors alike! Video and Drone photography courtesy of John Walsh with Poetry narrations by Gerry Rushe.

Mountbellew pocket guide

Below is a copy of the Mountbellew Pocket Guide that was researched by Mountbellew Heritage and Tourism during the course “Reading Your Landscape” by Zena Hoctor and Dr. Christy Cunniffe and funded by the Heritage Office, Galway County Council. We would like to thank Marie Mannion, Galway County Council Heritage Officer.

There will be a hard copy available at the end of this month. We would like to thank all involved in this exciting project. Please click on the link below to view.


Recent Posts

Mountbellew Orphan Girls ‘Bringing Them Home’

In 1852, 30 young girls were selected to leave Mountbellew Workhouse in Co. Galway to embark on a journey to Australia, as part of an assisted emigration scheme during An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger.  Cut off from family and the familiar surrounds of their childhood, it’s hard to imagine what they felt like travelling … Continue reading Mountbellew Orphan Girls ‘Bringing Them Home’

Green Light for Works at Walled Garden

Leader Funding Approved One of the main projects spearheaded by Mountbellew Heritage & Tourism Network -the rejuvenation of the Walled Garden- has been approved for Capital Works funding by Galway Rural Development -Leader under their 2014-2020 programme amounting to €140,399.39 in a series of phased payments. The company must provide 30% of its own funding … Continue reading Green Light for Works at Walled Garden

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