Skerries Mills, County Dublin
Skerries Mills is located within the small coastal town of Skerries, just 30 km north of Dublin City. The Mills comprise of two windmills and a watermill, making it a truly unique collection. Skerries has rich ties with stone-ground milling, which can be traced back to the early 16th Century, when the land were under ownership of the Priory of Holmpatrick (an Augustinian monastic foundation).
The process of milling continued in Skerries all the way into the early 20th Century and a bakery, which was founded in the 1840’s also produced breads and confectionary until the mid 1980’s. Ten years of extensive restoration by the Final County Council, F.Á.S. and the local community has made the reopening of the Mills a reality and it is now open throughout the year to the public.
Guided tours of the site start in the four-storey watermill building where visitors can try their hand at grinding; observe the waterwheel at work and walk through the corn filed to visit one of the windmills. Also on site you’ll find the Watermill Café, an award winning craft shop and an exhibition space.
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