Since the 12th century flour has been milled at this unique location. The fully restored complex brings to life the authentic workings of a five sail windmill, four sail windmill, water mill and bakery of the 1800’s. This provides the visitor with examples of how wind and water energies were harnessed by our ancestors.
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 trip.
The Mill complex also houses the Watermill Café and the Craft Shop.
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. Later – enjoy a relaxed refreshment in the Watermill Cafe 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.
Skerries Mills is open all year except from 24th to 27th December and 31st December to 1st January inclusive.
Spring/Summer Opening Times (from 1st April to 31th September): 10am – 5.30pm. Last Tour 4.30pm
Autumn/Winter Opening Times (from 1st October to 31st March): 10am – 4.30pm. Last Tour 3.30pm
GPS Coordinates 53.57442, -6.10600