Milltown, County Galway

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Baile an Mhuillin
Milltown is located in Ireland
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 WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M369689

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.

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.[1]


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]


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.[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.[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.[5]


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