Milltown is a small town on the N70 national secondary road between major towns Tralee and Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland.
Milltown stands roughly four miles from Killorglin. Milltown is packed with six pubs, three take-away restaurants,a bakery, a vet, a butcher's shop, a local church, three schools and a thriving mart. Milltown itself hosts a number of annual festivals and events including the World BodhrÃ¡n Championships. Fr. Gerard o Leary is the parish priest.
The village has grown substantially in the last number of years similar to other villages in Kerry such as Firies and Lixnaw with a number of housing development being built. The Census 2011 results showed that Milltown was the fastest growing village in Kerry between 2006 and 2011 whereby its population more than doubled from 401 to 838.
The Milltown Halt railway station opened on 1 November 1886 and finally closed on 1 February 1960.
Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.
Contributor John G Knightly[who?] shares this information: "Bushfield House, known as Kilcoleman Abbey from circa 1820, was remodeled for the first Baronet, Sir William Godfrey in the 1770s after the original Bushfield House was destroyed by fire. Recent research indicates that the new Bushfield was constructed from the remains of an older tower house on lands that originally belonged to the MacCarthy Mor. More or less abandoned from 1800 to 1818, the house was renovated under the second Baronet, Sir John Godfrey, according to ambitious plans drawn up by the famous architect, William Vitruvius Morrison. However the general economic decline of the 1820s and family misfortunes meant that only the stables and service wing, with its flemish gables, were completed as planned. Later, in the early 1840s, the third Baronet Sir William Duncan Godfrey further modified the main block of the house, adding an attic storey, a turret emblazoned with the Red Hand of Ulster, the traditional shield of a Baronet and assorted gables, pinnacles and buttresses. Inside the main reception rooms were remodeled in the then popular Gothic style with fine plasterwork by local craftmen, making liberal use of the Godfrey crest. The entrance hall was dominated by a fine bust of Eleanor, Lady Godfrey carved in Florence in 1817. The house was the centre of a 6,000-acre estate and was lived in continually by the Godfrey family until 1958. The last owner, Miss Phyllis Godfrey, confronted by a dreadful infestation of dry rot, was eventually forced to abandon the house for the gate lodge where she died in December 1959. The house was eventually demolished in the 1970s despite some valiant attempts to save it." In 2012 dan "the man" flan burnt down the parochial house and ran to listry References[edit sourceÂ | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland List of abbeys and priories in Ireland
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Ardmeelode, Milltown, V93 TKEE, Co. Kerry
Inch View Lodge is located in Milltown, on a working, family-run farm. Free WiFi access is available in this country house. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath and a hairdryer. Some rooms have sea and mountain views.
Milltown, Co. Kerry
Set within 100 acres of countryside, the family run Kilburn House B&B boasts free Wi-Fi and views of the Slieve Mish Mountains. This 300 year old country house is situated 20 minutes’ drive from Killarney.
Main Street, Milltown, Co. Kerry
Dating back to 1860, the family-run Larkin's B&B offers a traditional Irish pub and restaurant, along with free Wi-Fi. Situated in the centre of Milltown, it is 10 minutes’ drive from the Lakes of Killarney.
Lyre Road, Milltown (near Killorglin), Co. Kerry
Set within peaceful landscaped gardens, Shortcliff House is 1 km from the N70 Ring of Kerry route and only a few minutes drive of the start of Dingle Peninsula. Killarney National Park and the Gap of Dunloe are 15 minutes’ drive away.