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.
“The Skerries Mills is the right place to meet a friend for a tea or coffee, for looking a nice gift, for that nice light lunch, for a little light music on a Sunday, for an outdoor tea/coffee or lunch or somewhere to hold a meeting and all at the right price. It's a no hurry place, its a time for you place, its the right place.”
“Fantastic windmills, water mill tour, cafe, and gift shop. And the people are so friendly and helpful. It's a must-see on a trip to Dublin or Ireland.”
“Beautiful peaceful venue with 2 well-preserved windmills, little shops/workshops (art, jewelry) a gift shop and a lovely "crisp and clean" restaurant located within the mill. The restaurant is a great place to relax and it offers a variety of beautiful dishes at very reasonable prices - a place to easily spend a couple of leisurely hours or even longer! Enjoy the little lake with its host of ducks etc. and even have a short stroll.”
“I brought my 9 yr old Goddaughter and her 11 yr brother to Skerries Mill to do the mill tour. They had a fabulous afternoon and our guide was fabulous, full of fun and facts. We learnt all about growing the grain, types of mill stones and windmills and all about flour production. They got a chance to get hands on...”
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.
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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.
***Current tour prices as of February 2015. Prices are subject to change without notice***
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