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MILLSTREET COUNTRY PARK

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Millstreet Country Park and Restaurant is located in the North Cork town of Millstreet just 3 miles south of Millstreet town itself. The Country Park is just  30 minutes from Macroom, 38 minutes from Mallow, 40 minutes from Killarney, 1 hour from Fermoy, just over 1 hours drive from Cork City.

A 500 acre parkland estate, Millstreet Country Park has lots of features and attractions for the family to enjoy outdoors, from exhilarating walks around magnificent lakes and water features, historical sites and trails, themed gardens and natural boglands, and the deer farm. This is the South of Irelands Eco Tourism destination. Visit the stone circle, wishing well and crannog, take in one of the many guided tours or safari buggy tour. With designated picnic areas take time out and just sit and enjoy the wildlife and nature all around and stroll through the herb rich meadows in the Park. Millstreet Country Park is Wheelchair Friendly with Gift Shop, Cafe and Restaurant and Piano Lounge onsite for the family. There is Free Car and Coach Parking, and Group Discounts available. The Millstreet Country Park is open each year from the end of March to the end of September.

The park experience endeavours to take you on a holistic odyssey that celebrates the evolution of the landscape about here, and man and nature in equilibrium. An excellent starting place - the Tuairin Na mBlath visitor centre named after the legitimate old Irish name for this valley - the "Little Field of Flowers" is the heart of the Park where you can find your bearings and begin to savour some of the physical and mystical experiences of this enlightening landscape.Here on the northern slopes of Musheramore Mountain (612 metres) you are indeed special, but nevertheless, just one more traveller coming here in a 4,000 year continuum of travellers visiting this place back to neolithic times.

We hope you will feel at home - this is homely country, and our staff recruited locally and will see to your every reasonable need.

The Audio Visual: The 17 minute audio visual presentation takes you back through the ages the evolution of the landscape from the pre-ice age, Jurassic Cretaceous era, 250 million years ago the the present day.

Interactive Touch Screens:
These state of the art multi media touch screens, take the traveller on their own personal tour of the Park. Browse in German through the managed wetlands, or in French through the lakes the screens provide a fun way of armchair travelling.

Transport System:
For the real armchair traveller load up on to one of the parks' transporters, and experience the wetlands, herb rich meadow, the upper arboretum, on past our native red deer, over seven hundred last count, and on up to the Mushera Ravine, where a series of nine lakes and waterfalls are rivalled only by the panoramic views.

The Field Studies Laboratory:
What is that yellow plant? Where does bog come from ? Can you explain the Palaeozoic era? Ever just wonder Why? Well come and discover at the lab.

The Sensory Garden:
Designed specifically for the visually impaired and enjoyed by everyone this garden is full of perfumed flowers and aromaticfoliage, raised beds and wide paths make it accessible to everyone.

The Music Garden:
A band stand graces centre stage in the music garden with recitals every Sunday, from brass bands, to Irish traditional, to classical, a symphony of sounds can be heard.

The Restaurant:
Fine wines, imaginative cuisine, and sinful deserts all at a price you can afford set in spacious surroundings, the restaurant caters for all your creature comforts.

The Park:
Over five hundred acres, of lakes, waterfalls, streams, wetlands, walks, picnic areas, moorlands, arboretum, herb rich meadows, ornamental gardens, archaeological sites, native deer, birds and wildlife. Treat yourself to a visit, you will find yourself coming back again and again.



Millstreet Country Park a uniquely individual place in North Cork to visit where most of your expectations will be realised.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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