Millstreet Country Park

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Krabate
80 contributions
Sep 2019
Big disappointment, the place is close and there are still sign for attraction. All sign should be removed. To get there took me a lot of time, road is very bad condition.
Written 5 March 2020
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Neil O
6 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Second time coming here and again it's closed to the public.
It's a beautiful place with gorgeous scenery, pity you can't get into it
Written 9 August 2017
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cmajor
UK86 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
This was the second year, last time was 3 years ago, that we tried to get into this Country Park. It is a 6km drive UP the mountain to get to the park entrance, both times the gates were closed, beyond these gates is an automatic barrier. I ended up driving back down the mountain (6km) to find the Garda station, to ask if there was another way in, thinking this might be an 'Official' entrance reserved for dignitaries or something. No, that was the only entrance, so the Garda phoned them, they would go up and check. So 6km BACK up the mountain and hey presto the gates and barrier were open so in we drove not bothering to check the BIG sign board outside. It is then a 4km drive DOWN the mountain to the car park and the visitor's centre. That is 22km in total before we exit!
We had a walk about but couldn't find what we wanted, there are a few lakes, we found the smaller ones, not much there except a full size ancient style meeting hut, a few small water falls.
We were I think hoping for more wild life, it is I think a Natural park where although managed it doesn't look 'tame' if you know my meaning.
We then decided we wanted to have tea and biscuits, which wasn't bad and were also informed that there was a charge for the car park which was €8 each as OAP's but she would charge us €15 for the 2 of us. This would have been OK if we had got there at 11AM and stayed till closing, but we were there for less than 2 hours! City of London car park prices!!
On the way back to the car we did find the Fairy Trail which was ok if you had young children with you. We then wanted to find the Deer, according to the map they were the other side of the car park, couldn't find a path at all, we ended up looking at them through binoculars from half way back up the 4km drive to the exit.
To say we were disappointed in our visit is an understatement, it took us over an hour from getting in to Millstreet village to actually getting into the country park with the aid of the Garda.
We did have limited time for the trip and didn't expect the token to get out to be so expensive. We should have gone to Killarney Park, it is just as nice and FREE!
Will we be going again on our next trip to Ireland?..... don't think so, sorry Millstream Country Park.
Written 19 September 2016
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Joynor
78 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
A most amazing place hidden away from everything. Great if you're in the mood for some fresh air and a wander. Plenty of interesting spots to seek out eg crannog, Fulacht fia, numerous water features, stone circle and not to forget the deer. would certainly recommend this place. Plenty of benches to bring a picnic also and staff are terrribly friendly
The down sides are that the gardens could be maintained a little better the map is hard to follow and the cost for a family ticket is €15
bearing that in mind its still a great place to bring the kids
Written 13 September 2016
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martinaoc9
Cork, Ireland23 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Fabulous park to visit a few miles from Millstreet town. There are loads of walks or bike rides. There are 2 fountains. Inside the reception area there is a lovely coffee shop. The staff there are very friendly and informative.
Written 30 August 2016
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Amanda W
Ederney, UK16 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
We visited the country park intending to stay an hour but ending up spending the day !
This country park has a variety of things to do for all ages. We hired 3 bikes and thoroughly enjoyed seeing everything on our cycle. There is also a very cute fairy trail which the adults in the group enjoyed. We saw deer and all sorts of wildlife. The staff were extremely helpful and in particular one lady but unfortunely I can't remember her name. The coffees and scones were lovely. The only critisim I have is that a few things including the water cascade look a little tired but understandable as footfall seemed very poor the day we were there. Although I can't understand why, it has beautiful surroundings, excellent staff and lots to do ! We will definitely go back, well worth the money.
Written 30 August 2016
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VJSDublin
Cork, Ireland27 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
We visited this Park in June. The service in the coffee shop was excellent. Very extensive grounds, well kept. Very informative guide.
Written 20 June 2016
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PeggyJane2015
Manchester, UK14 contributions
Jun 2016 • Business
This country park is breathtakingly beautiful and the staff at the visitors' centre were so friendly and helpful! A perfect place for a family day out especially the fairy trail
Written 6 June 2016
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elryan1
Tipperary37 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Heard about this place on the internet and had driven from Tipperary to unfortunately be left quiet disappointed!

After parking we walked to the very quiet restaurant/reception area to be met with 6 friendly staff and a handful of customers. Before setting off we decided to order food…. soup, roll, latte, a brown bread sandwich and a token for the barrier afterwards cost us €25. The soup was cold and tasteless but my partner enjoyed his sandwich and latte.

We got a map but after walking out the door of reception it didn’t take long before we gave up on it. The place is totally disorganised and in bad need of signage we just seemed to be wandering around aimlessly and coming upon the different amenities by accident. The park itself, once you find it is pleasant enough with some nice walks. Some nice features are dotted around the park such as crannogs, ponds, lakes, streams, deer and flowers.

Its a shame to see such a beautiful amenity as the Millstreet Country Park being underutilised. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly but more needs to be done to make this place more appealing. The owners seem only interested in making easy money. If they charged less and made more of an effort they would actually probably make a lot more money.

We have been to Donerail park on numerous occasions and Millstreet Country park could really learn a lot from this amenity! Every weekend its thronged with people and the café does fantastic business so I imagine even though the park is free they make money back this way.

Unfortunately we will not be returning and wouldn’t recommend this park.
Written 30 May 2016
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WorkTravel O
13 contributions
May 2016 • Family
Fantastic facility. If you are in to the outdoors it's a great day out for the family. Well laid out walks are very accessible with lovely attractions along the way to break up what could be hours of nice walking. Some really handy shelters dotted throughout the woods to hide from the Irish weather. Great picnic spots and loads of nature and historic information dotted throughout. Wild food foraging tour available in the woods with free samples of the foraged meals in the cafe. Nettle soup, beads, dips and fritata.a great day out and great value.
Written 6 May 2016
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