Welcome to Milltown

Killagha Abbey near Milltown with Sliabh Mish in the background. ©Martin O'Grady

 

Milltown (Baile an Mhuilinn – the town of the mill)

Milltown is a small town located at the heart of the Kingdom of Kerry and nestled between the McGillycuddy’s Reeks and the Slieve Mish Mountains near the mouth of Castlemaine Harbour. A town renowned for its warm welcome, rich heritage, musical and cultural traditions, as well as its sporting achievements, the town is a vibrant community with a population of over 2,000 people.

Milltown is an ideal location for walking and cycling along the many quiet country lanes of the nearby Callinafercy, the nature trails and woods of Kilderry. There is horseback riding  at the local stables and tropical gardens at Dhu Varren. Visit the thriving organic market on Saturdays featuring local artisan producers and catch a glimpse of farm life in Kerry at the bi-weekly livestock marts.  

This is an exciting area for nature lovers with protected habitats from bog land to marshland, and bird watchers all year round. Catch a glimpse of the shy barn owl who can be found in the many ruined buildings in the area. Close to the town are numerous historical sites including Killagha Abbey (1217), White Church (800’s, and an example of Romanesque architecture), Killocloghane Mass Rock (1600’s), and there are more heritage sites and places of interest around this area. The Hannafin Brothers are celebrated with a memorial sculpture in the town square.  The brothers emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1800’s and found fame as the Shamrock Band. They toured the eastern seaboard in the United States along with hosting their own radio show on WNAC Boston.   Milltown has a strong tradition of music and visitors can enjoy sessions in some of the local pubs all year round.

Milltown is home to numerous community and voluntary organizations like the GAA,

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and Community Development Groups and over the years, Milltown has hosted music festivals and events, including the World Bodhrán Festival and Fleadh Ceoils. With a good variety of lively pubs, cafes, restaurants and accommodation, the town is an ideal base from which to tour the Kingdom.

 

Milltown Farmers Markets

Milltown Farmers Markets

Date: 2015
Destination: Milltown
Author: Andrew Griffin

The direct relationship between the producer and consumer is what makes Milltown Market different. The word...

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Indoor Market

Indoor Market

Date: Every Sunday 2017
Destination: Milltown hall
Author: Andrew griffin

Indoor Market every Sunday at Milltown Hall from 011.00 to 2.00pm. Find some great Christmas gift ideas, Arts...

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