The Museum in the Carnegie Hall is open all year round and on Sunday afternoons and by appointment (tel 029 70343). Though established only in 1978 the museum carries an extensive range of slides, photographs, audio and video tapes of recent local events as well as a comprehensive history of the area. “Theme” exhibitions are on display several times a year.
The Carnegie Hall also houses the Library, Courtrooms and Cork Co. Council local Engineers Office.
Green Glens Equestrian Centre, located adjacent to the Community School and the venue for the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, stages the Millstreet International Horse Show in August andthe Indoor International Horse Show at the end of October each year. Contact <email>
The Town Park with its playing fields, children’s play area, cinder track and pitch and putt course, is a place in which to relax on a pleasant summer’s day.
Coomeenatrush is just one of a number of small lakes located in the area and is one of the most accessible. A ten minute drive south of the town centre followed by a further ten minutes on foot will bring visitors to the base of the waterfall and lake.The waterfall can be spectacular following a period of heavy rain.
For the more energetic, lakes Gortavehy and Murtagh can be visited by travelling overland off the road leading to Cahirbarnagh, west of Millstreet. Kippagh lake is also accessible in the same manner following a drive from the ruins of Kilmeedy Castle. The Castle is just of the main road leading to Macroom 2.5miles from the town centre.
Tubrid Well is a large holy well only a mile from the town
Drishane Castle is a 550 year old castle beside the town
St Patricks Church
The river Blackwater, flowing just two miles from the town, is famous throughout Europe for its salmon and trout fishing. Visitors can obtain, for a reasonable fee, a permit from the local angling club enabling them to fish the river.
Killarney (21miles) two championship courses
Pitch & Putt
From the months of May to September the club in the town park welcomes visitors who may participate in weekly competitions.
Tennis and Basketball
The Youth Centre and the Community School Courts are available to visitors during the summer for tennis and basketball.
Paragliding & Hang Gliding
Millstreet is one of the popular centres for paragliding and hang-gliding enthusiasts in the South. Clara Mountain and the surrounding hills provide the meeting points for many clubs. Easter weekend usually sees the commencement of the season for gliders in Millstreet, whereas the paragliders can fly all year round with the right conditions.
Clara Mountain, rising at 1000ft above the town, 1400ft above sea level) provides a spectacular view. On a clear day the lakes of Killarney can be seen. Clara is just one of many hills within easy reach of Millstreet which are ideal for mountain walking.
The route of the Blackwater Way which is a 7 day walk passes within a mile of the town.
Millstreet Gymnasium is adjacent to the Carnegie Hall car park.