Blennerville Windmill, County Kerry
Blennerville Windmill is a constant reminder of Ireland’s rich heritage and links with industry. Built in and around 1800 by Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, the windmill was in operation for 30 years. In 1890 the windmills fell into disrepair, but in 1984 restoration began on the structure and Blennerville is now featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest working windmill in Ireland.
Headed by archaeologist Dr. Fred Hamond, work on the windmill was completed in 1989 and it has since become a major visitor and craft complex on the shores of Tralee Bay. Now open seven days a week, the visitor centre is comprised of an exhibition centre, small craft centre and craft shop.
The exhibition includes a multi-lingual exhibition that takes a look through the history of Blennerville and the windmill. In the 19th Century, Blennerville was the main port of emigration from County Kerry to North America and it was here that the famous Jeanie Johnston famine ship operated. Between the years 1998 – 2000, the famine ship was rebuilt on the site beside the windmill and then recreated her trans-Atlantic voyages in 2003.
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