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About Mountbellew

Mountbellew is a quiet market town 45km from Galway on the N63 to Roscommon. It is situated by the River Shiven, which provides some excellent fly fishing for brown trout. The town also has a fine 18-hole golf coarse, set amongst some beautifully wooded scenery. This was once the home of the Grattan-Bellew family, famous Galway parliamentarians during the 18th and 19th centuries. Their demesne is now a delightful wooded area of forest walks and picnic areas, filled with interesting historical items. The village bridge also contains a rare milestone inserted in the middle of its parapet.

Mountbellew House

History: The Bellews came to Ireland with the Norman Conquest and eventually a branch of the family settled in the Mountbellew area where they built a big house and established a flourishing estate. They were Catholic landlords, on good terms with their Protestant neighbours, who managed to maintain and increase their holdings by the sort of prudent balancing act employed by other Catholics as the political situation gradually improved for followers of that religion. The family chapel on the estate was later to become the parish church.
It was Sir Christopher Dillon Bellew (1763-1826), a reforming landlord of the early nineteenth century, who did much to shape the town by energetically promoting the Tuesday market to encourage good farming practice by the use of generous prizes for certain produce and to try to encourage the people to develop a surplus for selling and move away from reliance on the potato. He invited the Franciscan Brothers to the town where they founded a monastery in 1824 and opened a school for boys. He was also responsible for the final rebuilding of the house which had by now stood there since the 18th century. It was finished in the early 19th century and was a solid Georgian mansion.



Places of Interest

 Franciscan Brothers Agricultural College, Mountbellew,
 Holy Rosary College .
 Forge Museum.

Mountbellew Community Centre

Bobby Jo winner of the Aintree Grand National

Amenities / Things To Do

Soccer Club -   Shiven Rovers
Mountbellew Golf Course

GAA - Football    Martin Gavin 090 9679473
GAA - Hurling     Paddy Healy 090 9679590
Malthouse Players (Drama Group)   Una Donnellan 090 9679924
Badminton      Barry Finnegan 090 9679589
Bridge Club      Mary R. Rushe 090 9679247
Fishing - a relaxing past-time on the local lake.
Youth Club - Meetings every Friday night in the Community Centre.
No Name Club - Non-alcoholic activities. Oliver King 087 2975132
Readóirí - Pioneer Competitions
Mountbellew District Development Ass.
The Tigers Junior Special Olympic
ClubCoillte Forest Walks.
Castlegar River and River Park .
Community Centre
Active Retirement Association Maureen Meehan 090 9679313
Tidy Towns Patricia Linehan 090 9679693
No Name Club
Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Anne-Marie Cunningham 090 9679917


Business Directory#

Bank of Ireland, Ballygar Road, Mountbellew  -  Tel: +353 (0)90 9679284
Boyle Brendan, Bus & Coach Hire, Mountbellew ;  Tel : +353 (0)90 9679425
Coillte, Mountbellew ;
 Tel : +353 (0)90 9679076
Coppinger & Curran ; Moylough, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway  -  Tel: 090 9679429     Web
Credit Union, Mountbellew - Tel: +353 (0)90 9679233

Cunningham Thomas & Sons, Bridge Hse. ; Tel : +353 (0)90 9679266
Dr. Matt Lenihan, Tuam Road - Tel: +353 (0)90 9679265
Dr. Moore's Millennium Centre, Ballinahattina Road Tel: +353 (0)90 9679327

Donnellan Kevin, Electr., Clogher
 - Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9476
Fahy Opticians ; The Square, Mountbellew - Tel: +353 (0)90 9623986
Farrell Matt, Plant Hire, The Demense ; Tel : +353 (0)90 9679388
Geraghty P., The Square ; Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9414
Healy Patk., Bldr., Mountbellew ; Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9228
HiTech Electronics Ltd., Mountbellew
 - Tel : +353 (0)90 9679301
Heneghan Farm Buildings, Mountbellew
 - Tel : +353 (0)90 9678240
Lenihan Dr.Matt, Tuam Rd. ;
 Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9265
Lampton William, Photographer, Mountbellew ; Tel : +353 (0)90 9679969
Mack Travel, Mountbellew ; 
 Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9213
Milands Florists & Garden Centre, Tuam Road ;
 Tel : +353 (0)90 9679616
Mitchell Landscapes, Raheens ;
Tel : +353 (0) 90 9678254
Mountbellew Golf Club, Mountbellew ;  Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9259
Mountbellew Mart, Ballygar Rd, mountbellew - Tel: +353 (0)90 9679660
Mountbellew Private Nursing Home ;
Tel : +353 (0)90 9679735
Mountbellew P.O., Mountbellew ; Tel : +353 (0)90 9291
Meehan School of Motoring, Newtown
 - Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9313
O'Brien Timber Products Ltd.,  ;
 Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9408
Permanent TSB, The Bridge, 09096 79266
Top Quality Fruit, Ballygar Road ;
 Tel : +353 (0)90 967 9899

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