GMIT Mountbellew

Courses in agri-business, agri-engineering and agri-science

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Agriculture, food production, and environmental management are some of Ireland’s key industries.

GMIT's campus in Mountbellew, Co. Galway, about 30 miles north east of Galway City, offers degrees in the following, at Level 7 and Level 8:

- Agricultural Engineering

- Agriculture and Environmental Management

- Rural Enterprise and Agri-Business

 

Location

All agricultural degrees are taught between GMIT Mountbellew Campus and GMIT Galway Campus.

Typically, students are based at GMIT Mountbellew campus for the first two years, and attend GMIT Galway campus on selected days per week.

Students then spend Years 3 and 4 at GMIT Galway campus.

 

Farm Facilities

Students benefit greatly from the practical experience gained on the working farm at GMIT Mountbellew, which comprises of:

  • Total area 169 ha
  • 80+ cow dairy herd - pedigree Holstein
  • Dry stock: 60 cow suckler herd, 60 unit calf to beef enterprise, sheep flock of 250 ewes
  • 20 ha Forestry
  • Milking parlour
  • State-of-the-art grain store
  • Sheep and cattle housing facilties
  • Handling facilities

 

Further Information

GMIT Mountbellew
Head of Centre
Tom Burke

Tel: +353 9096 79205
Email: Tom Burke

Website: www.mountbellewagri.com

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