Mountbellew Agri College closes in on 120 years of delivering agricultural education

20 Nov , 2023  

Established in 1904, Mountbellew Agricultural College in Co Galway stands as the oldest agri college in Ireland. Irish Tractor Agri & Plant touched base with principal Dr Edna Curley to hear about the courses it has on offer for students and the recent green light that the college received to develop a new veterinary program. […]



Ireland’s oldest Agri College

9 Dec , 2021  

Based 50km from Galway city, Mountbellew Agri College was Ireland’s first agricultural college having been established in 1904. Irish Tractor & Agri spoke with principal Dr Edna Curley recently to learn more about the courses on offer and how the college has been facing the challenges in these unprecedented times. With just some 900 students enrolled […]


“The beating heart of farming west of the Shannon”

7 Sep , 2018  

At the launch of Mountbellew Agricultural College’s new Strategic Development Plan last year, EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan commented: “I believe today is a great day to look to the future with optimism for farming in the West of Ireland. “Mountbellew Agricultural College is the beating heart of farming west of the […]