A unique experience on the Dublin Coastal Trail, Climb the 4 Sail Mill on the elevated site of an ancient fort, follow the pathway through the crop field to the 5 Sail, Great White Windmill of Skerries to enjoy elevated coastal views.
Available by escorted tour only with an expert guide. Limited tickets.
This 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 you with examples of how wind and water energies were harnessed by our ancestors.
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Skerries Mills is operated as a Social Enterprise, each visit supports the role of the Mill Complex in the community.
“This project is supported by the department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme”
“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, from 10.30am,
and last approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour. Please allow ample time for a your visit to Skerries Mills.
For Further details and to plan your visit, please see the Contact Us page.
During the tour will be shown 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.
Skerries is a small town in North County Dublin, the Mills are located minuets walk from the main street, the beach and the Train Station. A visit is ideal for those taking an easy trip from Dublin City, traveling north on the M1 or staying close to Dublin Airport.
Trains to Skerries Operate from nearby Malahide, From Connolly Station in Dublin City Centre and from Drogheda.
A large Carpark with free parking is located at the Mills.
Skerries is both off the beaten track and less crowed than many coastal towns in the region, yet is convenient for visiting by public transport or car.
In this heritage site the majority of the tour is not accessible to wheelchair users or prams. The Café and Craft shop are located on the second floor which is accessible by stairs or stair (chair) lift.
Dublin Pass holders can register for tours at Reception on arrival, or contact us when you are on-route at peak times.
Groups of more than 10 are asked to book in advance of arrival.
Schools, Skerries Mills offers a great value educational tour for School Tours, and the theme of sustainable power is relevant to Primary and Secondary. A booking is a great idea for transition years students. All schools should contact Skerries Mills to pre book.
Car Parking, as above. Free Parking at location.
Languages, our tours are enjoyed by people with all levels of English and none, the tour will be delivered in English with some printed information in several languages.
There is no access to the Windmills or Waterwheel without a guide, and the public are not permitted to access the lands around the Windmills without a ticket.
Person’s who require full time care will require a paid ticket, however their care attendant can access a complimentary ticket by booking in at Reception.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are available in the Watermill Café. Outdoor dinning is also available and wines are available to purchase with meals.
The Crafters in the Artisan Courtyard arrange their hours of opening on a week to week basis and Skerries Mills will not know in advance when each crafter will be open. However crafters generally aim to be open at Peak Times.
Gift Vouchers can be purchased in our Craft Shop, and can be redeemed in the Shop, the Watermill Café or on Tour Tickets.
Family Tickets for our tour include 2 Adults and 2 Children of 17years or younger. The tour is not suitable for toddles and all children must be supervised at all times.
Nearby, Skerries Mills is a short drive from Ardgillian Castle and Park, North Dublin has a number of beautiful beach’s and a diverse range of attractions such as Swords Castle and The Seamus Ennis Centre. There is a public playpark beside the Mills Carpark. Skerries main street and harbour area are a short walk away, as are Skerries beach’s with quality walking routes.
Skerries Mills is open all year except the 17th of March, (St Patrick’s Day) and 6 days over Christmas, which are from 24th to 27th December and 31st December to 1st January inclusive.
Spring/Summer Opening Times (from 1st April to 30th 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
All times are subject to change if deemed necessary.
Employment at Skerries Mills and positions on Community Employment are advertised on the Jobs Ireland Website.
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