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MILLSTREET PLACES TO VISIT

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Drishane Castle and Estate

The tower house (castle) was built by Dermot McCarthy Mor in 1438 and the family resided there until 1719. The castle and lands were taken over by Henry Wallis c. 1725. His decendents resided there until 1900 A.D. when the family went bankrupt. The Sisters of the Infant Jesus opened the Drishane Convent residential school for girls in 1909 and this continued until 1992 when it closed and was purchased by Noel C. Duggan. Plans have been drawn up to develop the manor house a luxury hotel and the estate as a golf course. The tower has been declared a national monument and is open to the public.

Turbid is probably the best known of a number of wells in the parish. Turbidwell is located one mile to the west of the town and is reputed to be the second largest in Britain and Ireland, being about 40ft. in diameter and a source of supply for Millstreet town and countryside. Each day during the month of May hundreds of people visit the grotto which has been dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to pray and "do the rounds", a tradition which dates back into the dimness of history. (A booklet on the history of the well is available).


St. Laiteiran's Well

Also well known, is situated in Cullen village just 5 north of Millstreet.


St. John's Well

This is 3 miles to the east of the town is located at the base of Mushera Mountain. An unusual feature here are the Stations of the Cross built in natural stone by local craftsmen in the early 1980's.


Knocknakilla Stone Circle

Situated just a short distance from St. John's Well and worth a visit, not only for its archaeological interest but because of the fine hilltop view.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

A fine example of the work of Irish craftsmen. Its stained glass windows are among the finest seen anywhere.

The Museum

In Carnegie Hall is open all year round and on Sunday afternoons or by appointment (tel. 70343). 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.

The Carnegie Hall

This also houses the Library, Courtrooms and Cork Co. Council local Engineer's 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 and the Indoor International Horse Show at the end of October each year.

The Town Park

With its playing fields, children's play area and pitch and putt course, is a place in which to relax on a pleasant summer's day.

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