Millstreet

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Millstreet

Sráid an Mhuilinn
Town
McCarthy's Bar
McCarthy's Bar
Millstreet is located in Ireland
Millstreet
Millstreet
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°03′37″N 9°03′51″W / 52.0604°N 9.06415°W / 52.0604; -9.06415Coordinates: 52°03′37″N 9°03′51″W / 52.0604°N 9.06415°W / 52.0604; -9.06415
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCork
CouncilCork County Council
Dáil ÉireannCork North-West
European ParliamentSouth
Population
(2016)[1]
 • Total1,555
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))
Websitewww.millstreet.ie

Millstreet (Irish: Sráid an Mhuilinn) is a town in north County Cork, Ireland, with a population of 1,555 (as of 2016)[2]. The town is most famous for hosting Eurovision Song Contest 1993.

Millstreet is within the Civil Parish of Drishane, and within a Poor Law Union also called Millstreet. The Millstreet Union encompasses the civil parishes of Drishane and Kilcorney.

Geography[edit]

The town is at the foot of Clara Mountain.

The townlands within Millstreet Poor Law Union were part of the barony of West Muskerry. Aubane was a neighborhood of Millstreet Poor Law Union within the townlands of Tooreenbane and Tullig, and is outside of the town proper.

Culture[edit]

Despite its small population, Millstreet has hosted many major events. One of the largest equestrian centres in Ireland, the Green Glens Arena, is in Millstreet. Part of the centre is a facility for shows and exhibitions.

The town's Catholic church is dedicated to St. Patrick.

Since 1985, the town has been twinned with Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Brittany, France.

Transport[edit]

The town is on the MallowKillarneyTralee line of the Irish railway network. Millstreet railway station opened in 1853 and closed for goods traffic in 1976,[3] although it remains open for passenger train services.

People[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016 - Small Area Population Statistics (SAPMAP Area) - Settlements - Millstreet". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office.
  2. ^ "Census 2016 - Small Area Population Statistics (SAPMAP Area) - Settlements - Millstreet". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office.
  3. ^ "Millstreet station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-31.