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Skerries Mills, County Dublin

Skerries is a small coastal town 30 km north of Dublin City. There are 2 windmills there, and a watermill. It's a unique collection of mills and one of Ireland’s foremost tourist attractions. Guided tours are available daily.

The story of stone-ground milling in Skerries goes back to the early 16th century when the lands belonged to the Priory of Holmpatrick, an Augustinian monastic foundation.

Milling continued in Skerries until the early years of the 20th century and a bakery which existed by 1840, was producing breads and confectionery until the mid 1980’s.

Following a ten year restoration project undertaken by the Fingal County Council, F.Á.S. and the local community, the centre is open to the public throughout the year. The mills with associated mill pond, mill races and wet lands are now a focal point for Skerries Town Park and the site commands beautiful views of the coast and off-shore islands.

The guided tour begins in the four-storey watermill building. Visitors can try their skills at grinding, watch the waterwheel at work and walk through the corn field to visit one of the windmills.

The watermill houses the Watermill Café, Craft Shop and exhibition space.

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