Welcome to the Belleek-Net website, devoted to the village of Belleek in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
It is our hope that you can find all the Belleek related information you need if you are planning to visit. We have included details to help you plan your stay, select your accommodation, and find many activities available to you in the local area.
Belleek is a picturesque village situated on the banks of Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is renowned throughout the world for being the home of some of the world’s finest parian china, produced in the local pottery.
Lying on the River Erne in County Fermanagh, Belleek is the most westerly village in Northern Ireland and is bordered by County Donegal in the Irish Republic. Belleek’s main attraction is its picturesque location. This, combined with many areas of historical and natural interest, attract tourists from far and wide every year.
Today, Belleek is a quiet border village with many thriving and enterprising businesses. The area continues to develop and maintains great potential for further expansion.
There is still much to do around Belleek village for visitors. The area has a healthy flow of tourists particularly in the spring and summer. Regular tours to Belleek Pottery ferry in many visitors interested in the production of Belleek China. There are also many visitors to the area for fishing in Lough Erne and Lough Melvin, as well as those who merely want a quiet, slow-paced location where they can see the beauty of Ireland.
Belleek China | Belleek Pottery
The Belleek Pottery has a history going back as far as 1857 and its Belleek China is now known throughout the world as fine quality parian china. It is one of the longest running businesses in Ireland and has recently seen some more modern pieces added to its collection. You are now just as likely to see Belleek China pieces in modern home design as in the more traditional setting it has become familiar with. A visit to Belleek would not be complete without a visit to the Belleek Pottery shop where Belleek China is now on fine display in fine surroundings for the viewer to see. (Recently, Belleek Pottery has added a more contemporary range of products known as ‘Belleek Living’.)
To celebrate 150 years of making its trademark porcelain, the factory have now introduced the Belleek Archive collection. There are fifteen pieces in the collection to represent each decade of the Pottery’s history and to celebrate the success of Belleek from its origins in 1857 to the present day.
You will find other details on our website about accommodation in Belleek, more details on Belleek Pottery, good links to sites selling Belleek China and links to a selection of other sites related to tourism in Ireland.
We hope you can find some interesting details on Belleek Village from our site and maybe even enough to make you interested in a visit. Perhaps you already live nearby and have an interest in seeing more of the area.