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Milltown is a pleasant little village situated on the upper reaches of the Clare River, on the N17 between Tuam, County Galway, and Claremorris in County Mayo. It is noted for its trout and salmon fishing. The local Development Association won the 1991 Ireland West Tourism Environmental Quality Award for the restoration of the old mill tank and the provision of a 550 meter river walk. In 2000, this project won 1st place in the "Waterside Award" in the National Tidy Towns Competition.
Dick Dowlings Cottage Milltown County Galway Clare River as it passes through Milltown County Galway

Milltown now boasts one of the finest Heritage Parks in the West of Ireland, which includes amenity area, children's playground, picnic areas, and it adjoins the Clare River Walk and a 4.5km Sli-Na-Sláinte scenic rural walk; and, had, in fact, won 1st place in County Galway in the National Tidy Towns Competition for 8 years - 1996-2003 incl.

Dick Dowling's Cottage Milltown County Galway In memory of John Birmingham of Milltown County Galway

Milltown Community Council has been very active in promoting and developing their parish, the most significant achievement to date being the building of a Community Centre, which is a place for the young and old to learn, enjoy and participate in many varied activities. A campaign has also been launched to encourage industrialists to locate businesses in Milltown, with an offer of sites at below market value in an industrial park off the busy N17 route. The N17 being the main rout from Galway City to the Northern counties of Ireland.

Famous People
Milltown was the birthplace of some famous people, including ;
Dick Dowling (1838-1867) Hero of the Battle of the Sabine Pass (Texas) in the American Civil War.
John Birmingham
(1816-1884) Astronomer, Poet & Geologist.

M J Molloy (1917-1994) Playwright / Folklorist.

Michael Lohan one of the pioneers of the Gaelic Revival among Irish Americans at the end of the 19th century.



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