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Belleek Castle Museum

Belleek Castle | Garrankeel, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 22400
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Great collections

We brought the grandchildren to go on the tour of the castle. We all found it very interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CoppoMullingar
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Mullingar
Lovely tea and scones

we stopped here on way to Friary,walked around grounds had tea and lovely home made scones.Very... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
rada8
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ireland
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Open 7 days a week, our castle tours are a highlight not to be missed. The Tours include the history of the castle, going back to the Middle Ages. You will see the Medieval Banquet Hall, the Spanish Armada Bar and other romantic Rooms. The highlight of the tour will be the Marshall Doran Collection, the finest collections of medieval armour, jurassic fossils and antiques in Ireland.
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Belleek Castle | Garrankeel, Ballina, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought the grandchildren to go on the tour of the castle. We all found it very interesting because as well as the castle rooms we saw two magnificent collections. One of fossils and the other of military items.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

we stopped here on way to Friary,walked around grounds had tea and lovely home made scones.Very friendly staff,next time would join the tour. when we were there a new cafe was setting to open as part of the castle,around the back where stables would have...More

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thanks for the 5 star review and delighted to hear you enjoyed your tea & scone. You are very welcome to join the tour the next time you visit and I am sure you will find it very interesting. Jack Fenn Courtyard Cafe is now...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Belleek castle is a large country pile about 3km out of Ballina on the road by the towns civiv building. It is a hotel and popular venue. A guided tour is available €8. The museum is on the lower level showing lots of artifacts from...More

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Delighted to hear you thought the tour of the Marshall Doran Collection at Belleek Castle was interesting! We love to show the large amount of artefacts that Marshall Doran collected during his lifetime and tell his story and the story of Belleek Castle. Looking forward...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Three of us visited this quirky site in early Oct 2017. We were the only people on the tour. The recent owner collected unusual items from around the world which are on display in a mix of classic, sailing vessel and hip interior architecture. Worth...More

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Glad hear you enjoyed your tour of the Marshall Doran Collection and Belleek Castle! Thanks for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Stephen, Assistant Curatour

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Take the castle tour,very interesting,the tour host was a wealth of information.Unfortunately didn't stay over...Defintely walk the grounds also. The staff was extremely helpful.

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thanks so much for the 5 star review of the Marshall Doran Collection at Belleek Castle and we were delighted to hear that the tour guide was a wealth of information and that our staff were extremely helpful! Kind regards, Stephen

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing tour . Very informative with hundreds of artifacts, old weapons, fossils etc ..well worth 8 euro

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thanks for the 5 star review and we are delighted to hear that you thought that the tour of Belleek Castle and the Marshall Doran Collection was amazing. Looking forward to having you visit us again in the future. Kind regards, Stephen

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

My friend got married at this castle so we were able to get the tour. It's not a castle from the medieval times like you would hope when you hear the word "castle" but it was still fun to tour it. Going downstairs and seeing...More

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour of Belleek Castle and the Marshall Doran Collection and that you had a great time. Thanks for the 5 star review and I hope you had a great time at your friends wedding. Looking forward to having you...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Just popped into Belleek Castle. The staff made us feel very welcome as we came with our close friend who has just celebrated her 90th Birthday. Very informative and interactive guided tour. Now sitting by the warm fire in the main drawing room enjoying tea...More

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

First of all I hope your friend had a wonderful 90th birthday at Belleek Castle. Also delighted to hear that you enjoyed touring the house & gardens and you found the tour is very informative and interactive. Thanks for the 5 star review and looking...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit fastenating experience and the children loved it because they were able to hold the swords and touch the armour.

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Delighted to hear that your children enjoyed the tour of Belleek Castle! Children really do enjoy the tour as it is very interactive and they do get to hold some of swords and medieval armour! Kind regards, Stephen, Assistant Curator

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Went on tour of the castle with an excellent guide called Carol. She really brought the place alive and spent great time with us with her vivid descriptions of the history of the castle. Highlights are the bar and armoury! Would highly recommend!More

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Paul D, Assistant Curator at Belleek Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Great to hear that Carol was an excellent tour guide and you highly recommend the tour of Belleek Castle and the Marshall Doran Collection. We are very lucky to have Carol as one of our tour guides as she is excellent at bringing the history...More

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henrietta145
23 April 2017|
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Response from Paul D | Property representative |
Hi Henrietta, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I was away for a few day's. I can offer you a price of €5 per head. I just checked our availability and we are available for tours between 11 and 4. What time in the... More
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Brian1504
8 January 2015|
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Response from Arfur51 | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact the hotel and arrange a group visit. Dont forget to visit the excellent Jackie Clarke Museum in Ballina as well.
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