Milltown, County Galway
Baile an Mhuillin
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The local community have carried out works to improve the amenities for the village, including on a river walk (National Waterside award winner 2000), competing in the Tidy Towns competition each year, and developing a Slí na Sláinte rural walk, children's playground, tennis courts, picnic area and car parking facilities. These efforts have been recognised 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 active in developing the parish, including through the building of a Community Centre, which offers varied activities.
Milltown railway station opened on 30 April 1894 and closed on 17 June 1963. Milltown was one of the stations on the Western Railway Corridor. It was located between Tuam and Claremorris. As of 2009, there were plans to re-open the line and station with funding from the Irish government's "Transport 21" programme.
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.[original research?] Milltown players have included Noel Tierney, Diarmaid Blake, Tomás Tierney Joe Waldron and Gay McManus.
Trout and salmon fishing is undertaken locally. 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. It also has a 4.5 km Slí na Sláinte 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.
- William Connolly (born 1839), Irish piper
- Richard W. Dowling (1838–1867), commander at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass in the American Civil War
- John Birmingham (1816-1884), astronomer, poet and geologist
- M. J. Molloy (1914-1994), playwright / folklorist
- JJ Conlan - musician who traveled County Mayo with his family
- Michael Lohan - one of the pioneers of the Gaelic Revival among Irish Americans at the end of the 19th century
- Jim Carney (poet) - poet, journalist and presenter
- Noel Tierney - All-Ireland winner with Galway in 1964, 1965 and 1966
- Joe Waldron - Former Galway inter-county player
- "Milltown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
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