Old Photo of Skerries Mills

History Of The Mills


St Patrick founded a monastery on an Island off Skerries.


Vikings raid the monastery of St. Patricks Island, the monks leave and settle at Holmpatrick.

Monks of Holmpatrick begin milling on site.


The dissolution of monasteries under Henry VIII. Monks leave after 400 years,
The Watermill is recorded at a value of 40 shillings.


Former monastic site granted to Thomas Fitzwilliam of Baggotrath Dublin, lands include Watermill & Windmill.

Luke Duff is mentioned as the owner of a Windmill in Skerries, in Joseph Archers Statistical Survey of County Dublin.


Mills leased to Patrick Thorn.

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Mill leased to Richard Flynn of Drogheda.


A partnership is formed between Flynn and Patrick O’Connor of Skerries, they are millers of flour and oatmeal.

Skerries Mills extended to include Bakery.


During the Great Famine, Skerries Mills comes under the management of Bridget Ennis, the widow of Richard Flynn.

Skerries Mills valued at £18 and 15 shillings. The mills & bakery flourish.

Property is sold to Bridget’s relatives, Bridget Healy and William Ennis.


Five Sail is taken out of use.

Post Card Skerries Mills

Katie Sweetman inherits the Mills from her cousin William Ennis Junior.

Christy Jenkinson purchases the property.

A fire destroys the bakery at Skerries Mills.

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Skerries Mills falls under the ownership of Dublin County Council.

Having transferred to Fingal County Council, the Mills are restored by FAS, training and employment, and the council oversee an extensive refurbishment.

Skerries Mills opens as a Community Heritage Centre

Skerries Mills, a glimpse of the past

Old times at Skerries Mills

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Watermill at Skerries Mills

Visit Skerries Mills

Comprising of three national monuments which are two strikingly different Sail Mills and a Watermill of the 13th century, we are Just 30 minutes north of Dublin City. Discover the vibrant Watermill Building, set amongst the Mills associated wetlands and ponds. Join our guided tour and connect with rich heritage on the only site in Europe with a collection of three Mills and a bakery.

Family Visit to Skerries Mills
Days of the week

Open 7 Days

10am — 5:00pm



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Skerries Mills is open all year. See our Frequently Asked Questions section or get in touch. Access to the monuments is by guided tour only and we recommend booking your place.

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