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Step back in time and visit the Great Windmill of Skerries as well as the 18th century Four Sail Windmill and Watermill of the Old Mill Bakery all located in the one complex at the centre of the town park in the picturesque seaside town of Skerries.
The Skerries Mills Complex is unique in that it comprises a watermill 5-sail windmill, 4-sail windmill and associated mill races ,mill pond and wetlands all in the one location. The history of the mills can be traced to the early 16th century
All three mills have been restored to working order by Fás and Fingal County Council
Skerries Mills demonstrate an efficient and clean use of water and wind power and are a rare survival of the 17th.18th and 19th century industrial history,
Guided tours are available daily and last approximately 50 minutes. During your tour you will be accompanied by a guide who will show you the history of milling and Skerries Mills. Try your hand at stone grinding flour, then see the water wheel in action turning the sheives shakers blowers and all inside the mill. Take a walk across the crop field and go up inside the four sail windmill then onto the five sail Great Windmill of Skerries which dominates the local skyline.
There are view of the town as well as the islands off Skerries and the coastline as far as the Mourne Mountains.
Enjoy a relaxed refreshment in the Watermill Cáfe where we bake daily and have a wide variety of hot and cold food available or browse in our award winning craft shop for that souvenir or special gift. We are stockists of high quality Irish made crafts and giftware.
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