Belleek Castle Museum
Belleek Castle Museum
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Learn about the history of Belleek Castle & the story of its inhabitants the Knox-Gore family. Lean about the exciting life of Marshall Doran a sailor who made his fortune from smuggling & antique dealing who later became hotelier & restored Belleek Castle in the 1960's. Visitors will see the original Castle & Marshalls additions to the house such as the Spanish Armada Bar (built from salvaged wood from Spanish Armada shipwrecks) and the Medieval Banquet Hall,. The highlight of the tour will be the Marshall Doran Collection! One of the finest collections of antiques, Jurassic Fossils, Medieval weapons and Medieval Armour in Ireland! Other curiosities include the last wolf shot in Connaught & the bed of Grace O'Malley, Ireland's Pirate Queen.
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Loreal F
30 contributions
Nov 2022
Incredible! The tour was absolutely amazing with our tour guide. She showed us around the castle, the courtyard/stable area, and also underneath the castle where the significant artefacts and memorabilia are kept! She also answered any question we had. You could tell she loved her job. 100% would recommend to anyone visiting or even a small bit away, it's worth the drive. Have a drink in the Armada bar and then take the tour, totally worth it.
Written 29 November 2022
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Anne & John Barrett
london4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Wonderful stay at Beleek Castle,Amazing chef well presented food and good atmosphere.
Castle decor for halloweeen was lovely with fires to create a nice intimate feeling.
Written 31 October 2022
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Charlie G
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Oct 2022
I really like The tour. MY Favourite part of the tour was the last wolf shot in Connaught and I loved handling the armour as well as the weapons
Written 6 October 2022
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Dillon B
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Oct 2022
We came to Belleek castle on Mon 3rd of oct 2022.
That day we had an excellent tour and a warm welcome.
First we had a brief talk of history from our excellent guide Carol.
And I made myself at home on the comfy sofa with the warm fire.
We then explored the playroom of Marshall Doran and had a look at fossils and Grace O’Malley’s bed.
And now the best part we went to the weapons room and Carol let us play
With some weapons and our teacher got united as a knight.
That was a great time and I been to a wedding there once and it was great service.
Written 6 October 2022
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David G
1 contribution
Oct 2022
On Monday we went to Belleek Castle. A lady called Carol gave a brief history about the Castle. Then she gave us a tour around the dungeons we saw the pirate Queen’s bed and saw the last wolf shot in Connaught county.Galway. My favourite part was holding the woolly mammoth’s tooth and seeing the armoury and the last wolf shot in Connaught.
Written 6 October 2022
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Emilija I
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Oct 2022
I really liked the tour my favourite parts of the tour was Seeing the last wolf Shot in Connaught and handling the armour and swords.
Written 6 October 2022
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PaddyIrishMan00
Ballina, Ireland14 contributions
Sep 2022 • Business
A group of about twenty of us went along for a look. We had a great time! Our tour guide was very well informed, and was good fun. We got the chance to play with ancient weapons. One of our group was knighted, and I got the opportunity to do a mock beheading execution on my boss - what’s not to like 🤣
Written 25 September 2022
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Lily D
London, UK176 contributions
Aug 2022
Not a lot of space for parking but it's free. We walked a bit to the castle (the castle itself only open for public from 2PM onwards) and while the ground is lovely but there isn't much to see. The forest walk is lovely and well maintained.
Written 4 September 2022
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Jean & John C
Monasteraden, Ireland157 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
What a wonderful day. We had the pleasure of a castle tour with Carol, who was so engaging and informative and made everything so wonderful. We enjoyed hearing about the history of the castle and all the different stages it went through to become what it is today. Would also recommend lunch at Jack Fenn Cafe on site which we did after our tour. Wonderful food with excellent service. What a great find this was. Real value for money too at only €10 each. Highly recommended.
Written 27 August 2022
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Helen C
Coventry, UK18 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
A wonderful tour given by the engaging and knowledgable Carol. Our children 7, 6, 4 and 2 were captivated and loved the hands on elements. Marshall Doran was a wonderful character and the tour was worth it. We had a lovely brownie and drink the cafe afterwards too.
Written 29 July 2022
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