Belclare

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Belclare
Béal Chláir
Village
Belclare is located in Ireland
Belclare
Belclare
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°29′32″N 8°56′17″W / 53.492119°N 8.937984°W / 53.492119; -8.937984Coordinates: 53°29′32″N 8°56′17″W / 53.492119°N 8.937984°W / 53.492119; -8.937984
Country Republic of Ireland Ireland
Province Connacht Connacht
County County Galway
Dáil Éireann Galway East
Dialing code +353 93

Belclare is a small village in County Galway, western Ireland. The village is on the R333 road approx 7 kms. from Tuam. It has a little parish church (The Church of the Sacred Heart), a small primary school, Canavans shop, pub and post office, a community centre, a GAA pitch and a playground.

Knockma, also known as Castle Hackett hill, is situated 2 km west of Belclare. Maeve the legendary Queen of Connacht is reputed to be buried in the Cairn on the summit of the hill from which one of the greatest panoramic views in Ireland may be obtained.[1]

The movie A Very Unlucky Leprechaun starring Warwick Davis and Tim Matheson was filmed at Castlehackett House and Knockma. The 1969 movie Alfred the Great was also filmed in the Castlehackett area. The 2004 TV series Foreign Exchange starring Zachary Garred and Lynn Styles was filmed at Castlehackett House which was called "O'Keeffe's College" in the series.

Belclare is part of the parish of Corofin whose Gaelic Football team won the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship in 1998 and 2015

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