MOUNTBELLEW MILEPOST

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The Mountbellew Milepost is a stone milepost that is set within a bridge over the River Shiven in the village of Mountbellew. The milepost dates back to the 19th century and was used as a signpost to indicate the distances to various destinations, such as Dublin, Galway, Tuam and Athlone.

The milepost is crafted from local limestone and has four faces, each with a different inscription. The milepost is a rare example of a milestone that is incorporated into a bridge structure, rather than standing on its own along the road. It is also one of the few surviving milestones in Ireland. The milepost is a testament to the importance of Mountbellew as a market town and a transport hub in the past, as well as to the engineering skills and craftsmanship of its stonemasons.

The milepost is located on College Road, near the Mountbellew Post Office and the Mountbellew Agricultural College. The milepost is a great attraction for anyone who is interested in the history and culture of Galway and Ireland.

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Mountbellew Milepost

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