View of Millstreet from Clara Mountain

Millstreet Town (Sráid an Mhuilinn in Irish) is a town in north-west County Cork, Ireland. It is situated in the very south of the barony of Duhallow, nestled between the Derrynasaggart Mountains and the Boggeragh Mountains, with the river Blackwater running nearby, to the north of the town.

The town has a population of approximately 1,400, and the surround countryside and villages add on another 3,000 to that number, made up mostly of locals and some non-natives who have arrived here in the last 10 years.

The town of Millstreet grew up in the 18th century – as its name implies – around the little mill situated on the Station Road and it became the center of parish life.  As the town grew, it became the center of local market activity and the town grew.

Millstreet became internationally famous when it staged the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest at the Green Glens Arena, after which everyone in Ireland knew where Millstreet was.

There have been many other events at the Green Glens, including: various large showjumping competitions, music festivals, concerts, caravaning conventions, national dairy shows, Disney on Ice, boxing contests, a European juggling convention, gymkhanas, amongst others.

Millstreet has been twinned with Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Brittany, France since 1985, and there are regular trips in both directions.

Millstreet Country Park was founded in 1995 and has developed into the top local tourist attraction. 500 acres of parkland can be explored on an open-top bus from where you will be able to enjoy the scenery. There are lots of other attractions to see locally, which are detailed here:

It is served by a train station on the Tralee – Mallow line, and also regular busses from Cork to Kerry.

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  1. I corresponded with Kathleen Moynihan for several years, and who told me she volunteered at the Millstreet library. My E-mails have gone unanswered and I am concerned. Could you help?

  2. please go back to your old website this new site is not is not user friendly eg cant go to death where as the old site i would click on deaths and go straight to this site

  3. hi tim, thanks for your comment. the full list death notices is in the same place as before:


    what’s different is that previously there was a link at the top of each page for “Death Notices” under the “News” dropdown, but that is now in the sidebar (on the right of the page) or near the bottom if you’re on a mobile device. also there’s a link to the Death Notices list just under each death notice

    i suppose the new format has offered us many more positives than negatives to go back at this stage.
    michael (one of the admins)

  4. Looking for information on 1901 census about Building 20 Upper Mill Lane, Drishane, Millstreet. My father’s uncle James Dineen was a tailor in Millstreet until his death in 1915. His wife Nora (Casey)Dineen was a dressmaker and they had a Jeremiah Riordan,age 15,living with them. He might have helped them with their business. Our family will be visiting Millstreet this summer and would like to visit their home at Building 20 but it,doesnt appear on Google maps. Does anyone know where Upper Mill Lane is ? Also would LOVE to chat with any Dineen, Casey or Riordan Family !

      1. Hello Lucy and thank you for contacting me !
        I just sent Michael an email requesting him to forward my email to you containing my Lehane family information. I also included my personal email address if you would prefer to communicate through that.

  5. My maternal grandparents — Dennis Anthony Lucey and Nora O’Connell — were born in County Cork. Dennis’ birth may be August 1, 1869 at Horsemount, Kilcarney in Millstreet while Nora’s birth is approximately 1871 in Macroom. Dennis’ parents may be John Lucey and Hannah Toomey. I will be coming to Cork this June and it would be a pleasure to discover family connections, so any suggestions, clues or leads in this search will be greatly appreciated.
    Dennis and Nora met in San Francisco, California and married in approximately 1900. Thanks, Brian Hassett, Auburn, California.

  6. Good Day,
    I am searching for information about my great grandfather Cornelius Buckley (1844-1915) and his wife Margaret O’Connell (1860-?) from Millstreet, Co Cork family
    My grandfather Patrick C Buckley 1872-1948 and three siblings all from Millstreet went to Alaska to mine gold. One sibling Timothy Cornelius Buckley return to Ireland 1926 opened a pub in Cork called Alaska,near Opera house
    Plan on visit to Millstreet in June would love to meet relatives with more stories

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