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 UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid Reference M369689
Website http://milltowngalway.com/home.html

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.

Milltown Community Council has been active in developing the parish, including through the building of a Community Centre, which offers varied activities.[1]

Transport[edit]

Milltown railway station opened on 30 April 1894 and closed on 17 June 1963.[2] 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.[3]

Sport[edit]

Milltown GAA is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club. Milltown players have included Noel Tierney, Diarmaid Blake and Joe Waldron.

Amenities[edit]

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 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.[citation needed]

Twinned Village[edit]

Milltown is twinned with the village of Llanddarog in Wales.

People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tuam-guide.com/milltown.htm
  2. ^ "Milltown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  4. ^ Milltown Ireland Milltown Galway Milltown County Galway Milltown Co Galway