Milltown, County Galway

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Milltown, Co. Galway.

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.

Transport[edit]

Milltown railway station opened on 30 April 1894 and finally closed on 17 June 1963.[1] 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.[2]

Sport[edit]

Milltown GAC is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club. Milltown is famous for its GAA tradition. Notable 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.[3] 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.[4]

People[edit]

Milltown was the birthplace of a number of noted people:

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°36′54″N 8°54′2″W / 53.61500°N 8.90056°W / 53.61500; -8.90056