Now part of the Shire of Mitchell, Kilmore is Victoria's oldest inland
settled town, located only 60 km north of Melbourne on the Northern Highway,
which was also once the road to the goldfields. Kilmore was a stronghold of
early Celtic settlers from Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall, being named by
William Rutledge after his birthplace in County Cavan in 1841. Today, it still
celebrates that Celtic history, with its annual Celtic Festival.
is virtually a satellite of Melbourne and is an important racing and trotting
centre, with the Kilmore Pacing Cup being Australia's richest provincial harness
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more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.