The Franciscan Brothers came to Mountbellew in 1818 and established the first
agricultural college in Ireland in 1904 at Mountbellew. Since then, the college has
expanded its courses and operations down through the years. The college co-operates with Teagasc,
Galway Mayo Insitute of Technology (GMIT) and Galway/Roscommon ETB in the delivery of courses.
Excellent educational and recreational facilities have been established at the college and it is
planned to continue to expand the range of courses and facilities." To provide a comprehensive and competitive range of training programmes for those engaged in agricultureal and food related sectors. The programmes have the enhancement and maintenance of the environment, countryside and rural communities as their major priorities."
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90 - 100 cow dairy herd
50 cow suckler herd
50 calf to beef enterprise
50 early fat lambers
200 mid season lambers
The farm consists of 162 hectares and forms an integral part of the educational process.
we work hard and make our farm succesful
Practical Learning is carried out on a Working Farm.
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Mountbellew Agricultural College will colse on Monday as the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group warned that Hurricane Ophelia could be worst storm to hit Ireland in more than 50 years (Photogragh: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times)