Mick the Miller was the first superstar of greyhound racing. He was born in Killeigh village in Co Offaly in 1926 and went on to win the English Greyhound Derby in 1929 and 1930. He also won the English Cesarewich, St Leger and the Welsh Derby. He was the first greyhound to win 19 races in succession, a record which stood for over 40 years.
In 1934 he starred in the movie Wild Boy which was based on his life. Mick the Miller became a household name and is regarded as the grandfather of greyhound racing. In 2011 the people of his native village erected a statue in his honour. The sculpture was created by renowned artist Elizabeth O`Kane.