Milltown, County Galway

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Milltown
Baile an Mhuillin
Village
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Milltown is located in Ireland
Milltown
Milltown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°36′54″N 8°54′02″W / 53.6150°N 8.9006°W / 53.6150; -8.9006Coordinates: 53°36′54″N 8°54′02″W / 53.6150°N 8.9006°W / 53.6150; -8.9006
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M369689

Milltown (Irish: Baile an Mhuilinn) is a small village in County Galway, Ireland. It is situated on the banks of the River Clare, 47 km from Galway City, 11 km from Tuam on the N17 road to Sligo.

The local community have carried out substantial works to improve the amenities for the village, by providing a beautiful river walk (National Waterside award winner 2000), competing in the Tidy Towns competition each year, providing a Slí na Sláinte rural walk, childrens playground, tennis courts, picnic area and car parking facilities. Their efforts have been rewarded by the National Tidy Towns Organisation, by being awarded the tidiest town in the county for seven consecutive years, including 2002. Milltown Community Council has been very active in promoting and developing their parish, the most significant achievement to date being the building of a Community Centre, which is a place for the young and old to learn, enjoy and participate in many varied activities. [1]

Transport[edit]

Milltown railway station opened on 30 April 1894 and finally closed on 17 June 1963.[2] Milltown was one of the stations on the Western Railway Corridor. It was located between Tuam and Claremorris. There are plans to re-open the line and station with funding from the Irish Government's "Transport 21" programme.[3]

Sport[edit]

Milltown GAA is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club. Milltown is located in the north of County Galway which is the county's Gaelic football stronghold. Notable Milltown players include Noel Tierney and Gay McManus.

Amenities[edit]

Milltown is noted for trout and salmon fishing.[citation needed] The park in the centre of Milltown has tennis courts and a playpark for children with swings and slides. There is also a 550 metre walk along the River Clare, for which the Local Development Association has won a number of awards.[4] It also has a 4.5 km Slí na Sláinte scenic rural walk, for which it won first place in County Galway in the National Tidy Town Awards for 8 years from 1996-2003. A telescope which belonged to John Birmingham is on display at the Milltown community museum.[5]

People[edit]

Milltown was the birthplace of a number of noted people:

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