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Mountbellew Agricultural College

Since its establishment in 1904, Mountbellew Agricultural College, then under the governance of the Franciscan Brothers, has been providing quality education and training programmes, designed to meet the unique requirements of rural Ireland. Situated in Mountbellew, Co. Galway ~50km north east of Galway city and 30km from Roscommon, Mountbellew College places a strong emphasis on sustainability in agriculture and the environment.

Programmes available at Mountbellew have been designed to promote understanding of specific topics, such as, rural enterprise and agri-business, environmental management and recently, agricultural engineering. Mountbellew is a private college partnering with Teagasc, GMIT, GRETB and SOLAS in delivering a number of programmes from Level 5 to Level 8.


Lecture halls and classrooms
Computer laboratories
Dedicated CAD, electronics and hydraulics laboratories
Outdoor and plant laboratories
Sports hall
Student games room
Accommodation (available locally)

Throughout the academic year, students can attend/ participate in organised events, shows, day trips, Open Days etc, both on and off campus. Students are encouraged to get involved in sports, competitions and awards and are supported by the staff to do so.

Mountbellew College boasts many award winning alumni among its alma mater, with numerous recipients of the FBD Young Farmer of the Year; FBD/ Teagasc Student of the Year; AIB/ Teagasc Best Farm Business Plan and Nuffield Scholarships counted among our numbers.

Numerous acknowledgements have been received by the College for the calibre of its agricultural output from professional organisations, both locally and nationally.

Student Accommodation

Mountbellew Agricultural College is non-residential with students finding accommodation in the locality. An accommodation list is provided to each student.

The College Farm

The farm consists of approximately 122 ha of land divided between a number of enterprises, each of which is run as an independent unit on a commercial basis.

The farm enterprises include: 100 plus cow dairy herd (50% pedigree Holstein and 50% crossbred); 40 unit calf to beef enterprise and a 250 ewe sheep flock.


Dr. Edna Curley, Principal
Mountbellew Agricultural College,
Co Galway.
H53 WE00
Phone: 090 9679205
Email: edna.curley@mountbellewac.ie
Web: www.mountbellewagri.ie