Skerries Mills

The Mill complex comprises a watermill, 5-sail windmill, 4-sail windmill and associated mill races, mill pond and wetlands. The history of the mills can be traced to the 16th century. A bakery was also established on the site by 1840. All three mills have been restored to working order by F.Á.S. and Fingal County Council and are open to visitors throughout the year.

The mills in Skerries demonstrate an efficient and clean use of water and wind power and are a rare survival of 17th, 18th and 19th century industrial history. Indoors: Visitors can see how the watermill works and view exhibits of milling equipment; mill stones, elevators, shakers, blowers, winnowers. Bright and sunlit tea-rooms and a well stocked craft shop are located on the first floor of the four-storey watermill building. Outdoors: A mill race runs from the mill pond along the edge of the cornfield to turn the waterwheel. Dominating the landscape however, are the two windmills, the 5-sail Great Windmill of Skerries and the older thatched 4-sail mill.

Opening Times
1st April -30th September 10am — 5.30pm daily
1 October - 31 March 10am - 4.30pm daily
Closed: 24th — 27th December & 31st Dec — 1st January

Facilities
Guided tours - Coach & car park - Craft Shop
The Watermill Cafe - Exhibition space

Skerries Mills, Skerries
Email:
skerriesmills@indigo.ie
web: www.skerriesmills.org

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