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Location / Nearby Skerries Mills

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Skerries Mills is a unique collection of two windmills and a watermill with associated mill pond, mill races, wetlands and is an ideal place to visit on a day tripOne of Dublins top tourist attractions.In association with Dublin Tourism, Heritage Island, Houses & Castles of Ireland, Fingal Tourism & Taste of Skerries.Step back in time with our guided tours and see the mill as they were in day gone by with many of the exhibits working. The Mill complex also houses the Watermill Cafe and the Craft Shop which stocks the leading brands in Crafts, Irish Giftware and Souveniers.
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Amy M
⏳ 12-2021
4.2

Lovely setting

We have been at the cafe here a number of times in the past and revisited last Thursday. The lunches and pastries provide a good choice. They are well organised for the present restrictions and in pleasant surroundings.
LilyR
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

Fantastic Tour

We went to Skerries Mills at the beginning of September 2020. What an amazing tour we had. Thanks again to our tour guide Gavin! We’ve learned so much and it was so interesting to listen about the history of this place. Definitely worth the visit!
Vincent G
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

Super!

Excellent tour of the grounds (takes about one hour). Our guide was full of knowledge and explained the history in a great way. Would highly recommend.
GaryOD
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

Wet Summer visit

Excellent place to drop into. Small group tours are great. Our guide Paddy had a real passion for the place and history of the place.
Larry B
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

History and local lore

We arrived a bit early on a Saturday and things were slowly getting going. We booked a tour and had a tea in the sun while we waited. Off we went on the first tour of the day with Gavin to guide us....just us. What a remarkable man. His knowledge of the site and the surrounds is voluminous and his enthusiasm is contagious. We have seem many of these mills on our travels and were always curious about them. Not any more! This was a very enjoyable event and we finished it up with a browse of the farmer’s market that had set up in the lot while we were on the tour. I’m not sure if this would have been as much fun on a blustery day. The paths are suitable for wheelchairs but since most of the tour is in old buildings, accessibility is very limited.
Simon B
⏳ 12-2021
4.8

Example of renewable energy use from the past

In this rather special collection of old buildings tucked into an open site near a residential area of Howth you will have an interesting visit exploring a past way of life in a rural location.

Whilst you have to book a time slot to see round the site the guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining as you heard the tales of how this set of buildings developed and worked together to grind grain for local people.

I would guess that in Summer the open space would make a great spot for a scenic picnic
jojowachowicz
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

History Coming Alive

Joe from The White Cottages B&B recommended having a tour of this remarkable mill. When you’re from Canada, seeing the magnificent buildings and wind mills that date back hundreds of years is remarkable. Paddy, our tour guide, was full of energy telling us stories and showing us how this incredible mill runs. My husband, being from a farm found it fascinating, and he and Paddy had great discussions about what I would call ’works of art’ and how they were built and ran. They’re functional, but oh so beautiful. When you stay in Skerries going to the Skerries Mills is a must so put it on your list. Thank you.
f0reversunshine
⏳ 12-2021
4.8

A little gem!

We did an impromptu visit having seen the Mills on our way to the Harbour. They offer guided tours lasting about 50 mins. Our tour guide Gavin was really knowledgable and full of local stories. The Mills have been very well restored, great craftsmanship. There are many different rooms in the water mill and walking to each Mill gives you great views of the town and seaside. So glad we decided to go. There is also a lovely terrace and indoor cafe and artisan shops too.

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