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Midleton and area is in the heart of East Cork in the County of Cork, Ireland. This catchment area stretches from Carrigtwohill in the West, Dungourney to the North, Castlemartyr in the East and to Trabolgan to the South. The charming and historic township of Midleton sits in the center of East Cork , providing a focal point for the surrounding area.

Established as a monastic settlement by Cistercian monks from Citeaux in the 12th century, Midleton, then called Mainistir na Corann (The Abbey of the Choir), has survived feast and famine and still retains much of its rich heritage. Traditionally the principal market town of East Cork, Midleton has a reputation as a place to shop for quality goods. Midleton is an eclectic mix of very old and very new, facilities are fast growing in this thriving country town, excellent restaurants, stylish boutiques an a new five screen cineplex is in the planning. Yet despite modern day developments and now with a population of over 2,900, Midleton has not lost its charm and is one of the most desirable places to live in East Cork.

Business in Midelton town includes over 2400 individual operations, whereas the total area of Midleton and the environs capture over 4000 businesses.

Attractions in Midleton boast of great history, interest and heritage including the award winning Jameson Heritage Center. Some of Ireland's best preserved buildings are to be found here. The shops offer a high standard and excellent range of products to visitors and residents alike.

Leisure in the Midleton area is abundant, from golf to sailing, horse riding to fishing and angling and beautiful beaches, it is all here.

Twinning

Since July 1998, as a result of the Tour de France, Midleton has twinned with the French town of Mignaloux-Beauvoir, opening the door for cultural and business exchange .

Helpful Telephone Numbers
Midleton Garda (police) tel: (353) (0)21 4631478/4631517
Fire Brigade tel: (353) (0)21 4631597
Midleton Hospital & Ambulance tel: (353) (0)21 4631516
Midleton &Area Chamber of Commerce tel: (353) (0)21 4613483
Midleton Urban District Council tel: (353) (0)21 4631580
Midleton Tourist Office tel: (353) (0)21 4613702
   
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