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Student doing leaving cert exams

Prayer for Success in Examinations

O great St Joseph of Cupertino, who while on earth, did obtain from God, the Grace to be asked at your examination, only the questions you knew, Obtain for me a like favour, in the examination for which I am preparing. In return,…
An image of Foxford Woolen Mills

Day Care Outing

Our Outing, a one day trip to Belmullet, is on Saturday 8th July leaving Milltown 8.30am. Our first stop will be the Foxford Woollen Mills for something to eat. We will go through Crossmolina, Bangor Erris and on to Belmullet. Full details later.…
Quarrymount house on the N17 Milltown.

Quarrymount House

Quarrymount House, situated south of Milltown on the N17, was built in the 1830s by John Bodkin. The family had acquired approximately 2000 acres of land in that area at the start of the 18th century. At that time, they lived in a partly thatched…

Kilclooney Castle

A large section of the 15th /16th century Kilclooney Castle still stands and is listed as a Recorded Monument. This building, which is correctly described as a Tower House, was once the home of the renowned Ó hUigín bardic family and was…
The Addergooole Cross outside Addergoole graveyard

The Addergoole Cross

The Addergoole Cross, which was relocated several times, is currently preserved within Addergoole Graveyard in the townland of Carrowntomush [Carranthomas]. This unfinished head of a 12th century granite high cross measuring c.1.4m high bears…
An image of Belmont Hill Fort

Belmont Hill Fort

Belmont hill top enclosure or ‘hill fort’ with its lone Ash tree can be seen for kilometres on a fine day. The monument as its classification suggests encompasses the summit of Belmont Hill. The enclosure is slightly oval in shape and…
A Kingfisher bird

Birdwatching

There are several small patches of native woodland in the parish, including stands of wet woodland (mainly Willow and Alder) along the Clare River. There are also several small conifer plantations and shelter belts of various ages around…
Cloondroon Lake at Milltown

Cloondroon Lake

Cloondroon Lake is highly valued for coarse fishing as it is stocked with Pike, Perch and Roach. This beautiful natural local amenity has been developed by the local community in partnership with Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Office of Public Cloondroon…
A fisherman Fly Fishing for trout on the River Clare at Milltown Co. Galway

The Clare River

The Clare River is a focal point in the village and is the largest tributary flowing into Lough Corrib. The river is designated for nature conservation as part of the Lough Corrib Special Area of Conservation (SAC) . This is largely due to the Sunset…