Irishtown, Victoria

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Irishtown is located in Shire of Mount Alexander
Coordinates 37°09′S 144°14′E / 37.150°S 144.233°E / -37.150; 144.233Coordinates: 37°09′S 144°14′E / 37.150°S 144.233°E / -37.150; 144.233
Postcode(s) 3451[1]
LGA(s) Shire of Mount Alexander
Localities around Irishtown:
Yapeen Fryerstown Fryerstown
Vaughan Irishtown Fryerstown
Vaughan Glenluce Glenluce

Irishtown is a locality near Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. It is noted for heritage sites associated with the Victorian Gold Rush, near or within the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. These include the Red Hill hydraulic gold sluicing site and the Burying Flat Cemetery, also known as Deadmans Gully Burial Ground.[3]

A rush began to New Year's Flat on Fryers Creek on New Years Day, 1853. The rush was described by a digger as "the most animated sight of those stirring times that I ever witnessed".[4] The settlement arose nearby, and the Shamrock Hotel, an establishment reportedly frequented by "wild men" was subsequently built on the Vaughan Road.[5] A Catholic church was consecrated in 1865, the building existing until 1956 when it was demolished.[5]


  1. ^ "Postcode Search". Australia Post. 
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2007-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Heritage Register". Victoria: Heritage Victoria. Archived from the original on August 28, 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Beneath our Feet - The Early Years". Department of Primary Industries. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  5. ^ a b Brown, G.O. (1985). Reminiscences of Fryerstown.