Looking for things to see and do in Milltown and Listry? Here’s our selection of the very best there is on offer.
Held in Milltown’s Old Church every Saturday from 10am to 2pm, Milltown’s Farmers’ Market offers organic vegetables, local meats, local cheese, breads bakes and jams, plus there’s a herbalist and a fishmongers. Aside from the market, there’s an organic store that’s opens every Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
On the N70 between Milltown and Killorglin is this wooded area surrounded by lush farmland that makes for some great walking thanks to its flatter profile than the surrounding mountains. Trees include towering old oak standards alongside birch and mountain ash, as well as Douglas firs, Scots pines and Japanese larch, while wildlife such as squirrels, fox and hare can be spotted. With a bit of luck, you may even see a badger path.
Listry’s Kerry Creamery Experience is an exact replica of how creameries all over Ireland used to operate. Now owned by the Garland Family and originally dating from 1919, it allows visitors to see the systems that were in operation before modern technology took over. Visitors can tour the facilities, see a historical video and children can enjoy a playground and see farm animals, while parents relax in the on-site café.
Established in the 17th century, Kerry Woollen Mills has been creating yarns and fabrics for more than 300 years. One of the last surviving woollen mills in the country, its factory door shop offers a wide range of blankets, scarves, pullovers gloves. If visitors are lucky, the machinery may even be whirring away in the background.
The Reeks District is packed with ancient Celtic history and one of the most accessible spots is the Mass Rock in Killaclohane Wood, north of Milltown. The heart-shaped boulder was once used for ancient fertility and feminine rights ceremonies and was later used as a site for Catholic worship. Located in a small clearing in the woods, it is surrounded by some simple benches and it is said that lying by the rock for 10 minutes is equal to eight hours of restful sleep.