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Millstreet
Sráid an Mhuilinn
—  Town  —
McCarthy's Bar



Millstreet is located in Ireland
Millstreet
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°03′37″N 9°03′51″W / 52.0604, -9.06415Coordinates: 52°03′37″N 9°03′51″W / 52.0604, -9.06415
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC+1)
Irish Grid Reference
Website millstreet.ie

Millstreet (Irish: Sráid an Mhuilinn) is a town in north County Cork, Ireland with a population of approximately 1,500. It is located at the foot of Clara Mountain. The town's Catholic church is dedicated to St. Patrick. Since October 1985, the town has been twinned with Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Brittany, France. The town hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1993.

Events[]

Despite its small population, Millstreet has hosted many major events. One of the largest equestrian centres in Ireland is located in Millstreet, named the Green Glens Arena. A part of the centre is a large centre for shows and exhibitions.

It hosted Eurovision Song Contest 1993, which was won by Ireland's Niamh Kavanagh. Steve Collins twice successfully defended his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight boxing championship in Millstreet, against Chris Eubank in 1995, and against Neville Brown in 1996.[1] In July 2006, Millstreet hosted the 29th European Juggling Convention. Over 2,000 jugglers from 40 different countries attended the week-long event. In December 2007 it hosted the John Deere show, in which Deere & Company unveiled new agricultural machinery. It also hosted the Farm Machinery Show in January 2008 and 2009. Several artists have performed there, such as James Blunt and Westlife.

Transport[]

The town is situated on the MallowKillarneyTralee line of the Irish railway network. Millstreet railway station opened on 16 April 1853 and closed for goods traffic on 6 September 1976,[2] though it remains open for passenger train services.

Demographics[]

Millstreet has the highest percentage (14%) of Polish people of any settlement in Ireland, according to the 2006 Census.[3]

See also[]

  • List of towns and villages in Ireland

External links[]

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