The Museum in the Carnegie Hall is presently preparing for the official opening of its newly renovated setting. We expect that this will take place in late October 2013. 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. To contact Millstreet Museum and Tourist Information Centre email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net .
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.
Wind Farms If you’ve never been to a wind farm, then it’s an amazing experience. Gneeves and Curragh wind farms are 4 miles out of town on the Macroom direction, and more being built at present.
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 located in the Youth Centre building close to the entrance gates of Millstreet Town Park.
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Congratulations on the new look site, very professional. Would love it more if ye could include Millstreet Adult Learning Centre in it somewhere, the services and courses that we offer from Co Cork VEC.
Please can ye let me know if and how this may be done.
I am looking for a contactfor the angling club to get a permit. I was wondering if anybody new who that would be?
You could phone Seamus at Shady Hollows B&B for info as they organise fishing trips/permits etc. for their guests. tel. 029 79194
Can anyone tell me where exactly is the gym in millstreet? It says on this site near the Carnegie hall? Is that the community centre? Can anyone tell me about opening hours etc?
Thanks in advance….
The Gym is located in the Youth Centre building at the entrance gates of Millstreet Town Park. Not sure of present opening hours but it has not been open during the past few weeks.
Any chance of a map of the town and surrounding areas with all of the above locations shown?. Would be most helpful.
it was in my plans to integrate such a map with google maps, but i couldn’t figure it out 🙁 i don’t have time at the moment, but i’ll get to it at some stage, unless someone else is willing to spend a little time at it
here’s the map with main points of interest
We invite you to take part in Rathmore seventh Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take
place on Sunday March 12th 2017 at 2pm. ‘Rathmore go green’
is the theme for this year’s parade. Grand Marshal-
Rathmore native Aidan O’Connor journalist and
producer of ‘Patrick’
ALL FLOATS WELCOME :Categories are:
Best overall float & Frank Buckley Cup, Best vintage
vehicle, Best commercial float, Best organisation /
group, Best window display, Best dressed buggy /
pram , Best Agricultural Float, Best dressed pet!
. info entry booking contact 0876676817 ., No Street Traders
We invite you to take part in parade –
Rathmore 9th Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 10th 2019 at 1:30pm. beginning at Credit Union building. Led by this year’s Grand Marshall, retired principal of Holy family N S Diarmuid MacCarthy. This year’s .theme is education: past, present and future.
Best overall float
Frank Buckley Mermoral Cup
Best vintage vehicle
Best commercial float Best organisation / group
Best window display
Best dressed buggy /pram
Best Agricultural Float
Best dressed pet
All Floats welcome
Children face painting
Live music by Trí Chéile band before parade at 1pm. Beside community centre and also after parade.
Further information or any groups that want to take part in parade need to enter before 8th March 2019
with full Details of their group and what they would be doing – marching playing music etc which will be read out by MC at Reviewing Stand.
Contact email <email> 0876676817. No street Traders please
PRO of Rathmore Community Council
Hi, how do you get to comeenatrush lake. I went up to the farm where you once used to be able to park and walk down from but it was all locked up and a ditch blocking the path down? Is there a new route down? Is it possible to go down anymore?