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Belleek Pottery awarded "Tourism Treasure” Status

Visitor Attractions

Posted by Tourism NI

Published August 9, 2017

Belleek Pottery celebrates becoming one of Heritage Islands “Tourism Treasures”, during the pottery's 160th year and Heritage Islands 25th year in business.

Belleek Pottery awarded "Tourism Treasure” Status

Patricia McCauley, Visitor Centre Manager explains, "We have been partnering with Heritage Island since 1992. This marketing group represents the premier visitor attractions and heritage towns throughout the Island of Ireland and is recognised as one of Ireland’s oldest and most successful tourism co-operative marketing groups. We are delighted to be presented with the Heritage Island Tourism Treasure accolade during this celebration year for both organisations."

Managing Director Caroline Rice said, “While all Heritage Island attractions are special, there are a small number of attractions who have partnered with us since our beginnings in 1992 including Belleek Pottery. They have spent a quarter of a century working with us to actively market their attractions while contributing to Ireland’s overall effort to encourage more and more visitors to enjoy our culture, and to understand and explore our ancient past.

In addition to contributing to Ireland’s overall tourism growth, they have played a key role in dispersing visitors throughout the island, and they are heroes within their regional economies. They attract visitors to their areas, encourage overnight stays, provide wonderful experiences, and they stimulate spend within their catchment. We believe that Belleek Pottery is a Tourism Treasure and, in presenting them with a specially commissioned scroll to mark our 25 years, it’s an accolade Heritage Island are pleased to confer upon them”.

For more details on Heritage Island please visit or for additional information on Belleek Pottery, please contact

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