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Macroom Town

On the left is "The Family-Spirit Of Macroom Scilpture" presented to the town by Mr. Dermot Desmond. On the right is the miniature castle and crest at Hartnetts Cross.

Macroom is our nearest town and is about 4 miles away. The Irish for Macroom is Magh Cromtha. It means The "Hilly Plain". Macroom's population is about 2000. There are three big food stores in Macroom. Their names are Spar, Supervalu,and Centra. Bealick Mill is in Macroom.It is a multi story Corn mill built in the early 19 century. In 1989 a group of people came together with a dream of developing it as a centre for the community and focal point for vistors to the Lee Valley area. On Tuesdays Macroom has street trading, and attracts a lot of Natives and Tourists. Typically the market features stalls selling everything from clothes and shoes veg, fruits tools and a wealth of potential second-hand bargains. It has a new Library and Cinema called The Briery Gap which cost 750,000 pounds to buijd a few years ago. One of Macrooms main industries is electronics, and many locals are employed in the huge GI factory outside the town . Just two miles south of the town in the beautiful Lee Valley is the Gearagh Wildlife Nature Reserve which proves to be an ideal spot for studying everything from otters, foxes and badgers to kingfishers and whooping swans. Visitors love spending time browsing in the craft and design shops here which offer a great variety of unique and hand-crafted Irish goods. Excellent 18-hole courses for both golf and pitch'n' putt are to be found within minutes of the town centre.