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Mitchelstown, just 30 miles from Cork City, is set at the foothills of the Galtee Mountains, in the beautiful countryside of Ireland's Blackwater Valley.

The town's name derives from St. Michael, the patron saint of the Condon Family, who lived hereabouts in medieval times.

It is an important example of a planned town and was laid out primarily by the 1st and 3rd Earls of Kingston in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Their family, the King family, had acquired the town through the marriage of Sir John King, 1st Baron Kingston, to the heir of the Earl of Desmond's estates. Below is the satue dedicated to John Mandeville, situated in the new square.

Mitchelstown is the ideal base from which to explore a wealth of activities available within the 'Three Counties' region of Cork, Limerick and Tipperary at the confluence of which the town lies. Below is the picturesque view of Georges Street.



Artists' Vision of Mitchelstown

Noel Gaurd, a Student of St Fanahans College who completed the Leaving Certificate in 1999, created the following examples of artisitc genious. 


St Fanahan Old Court House

Old Mitchelstown Railway Kingston College

These and many more were also part of the 

St Fanahans Local 5 Code Directory



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