Place:Millisle, County Down, Northern Ireland

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NameMillisle
Alt namesMill Islesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeTown
Coordinates54.617°N 5.533°W
Located inCounty Down, Northern Ireland
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Millisle or Mill Isle is a village on the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is about south of Donaghadee. It is situated in the townlands of Ballymacruise and Ballycopeland, the civil parish of Donaghadee and the historic barony of Ards Lower. It had a population of 1,800 in the 2001 Census. It has been described as an "unpretentious bucket-and-spade resort of fish-and-chip shops and acres of caravan sites".

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As Nazi abuse of the Jews increased, the British Jewish Refugee Committee organised Kindertransport with the help of the British government. About ten thousand unaccompanied children aged between three and seventeen from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, were permitted entry into Britain without visas. Some of these children were sent to Northern Ireland. Many of them were looked after by foster parents but others went to a farm on the Woburn Road owned by the Magill family, which took refugees from May 1938 until its closure in 1948.

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