Free entry to Skerries Mills with the Dublin Pass

Skerries Mills

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to Skerries Mills with the Dublin Pass
Normal Price: Adult: €6.25 ; Child: €3.35

Skerries Mills, in the beautiful seaside town of Skerries, is a unique experience and well worth a visit. An award winning restoration of the 16th century windmills, visitors can marvel at this rare survival of 17th, 18th and 19th century industrial history and get involved in the interactive tour. Get an insight into the world of milling and try your hand at grinding flour, too!

Highlights:

  • Great Windmill
  • Small Windmill
  • Water mill
  • Guided tour of 16th century mills

Did you know

- Skerries means “The Rocks” in Gaelic, which probably has to do with its rugged coastline as a seaside village

- Skerries was originally a fishing port, but also a major centre for hand embroidery

- Windmills have been in use since 2000 B.C. and were first developed in Persia and China

Things to see:

The Great Windmill

Skerries’ five sail windmill is a product of its times and is reflective of the popular tower mill style of the 18th and 19th centuries. Skerries’ Great Mill is a five sail mill and measures 49 feet high and is home to a wide range of machinery from sieves, shakers and blowers, as well as grinding stones and a sack-hoist.

The Small Windmill

The older of the two, this small windmill was built on the site of a prehistoric fort and is at the summit of Skerries town. Visitors can go inside and can witness the inner mechanics working as the sails power the grinding stones turning grains into flower.

Tour

Learn about the old flour grinding mills and see the water wheel in action through this guided tour of Skerries mills. It’ll open your eyes to the traditional industry of milling – and you can even try your hand it at, too! You’ll be taken right inside the heart of the mills and to the top of the 4 Sail Windmill and 5 Sail Windmills, and the tour will walk you over the crop field to take in breath-taking views over the coastline to top it all off.

How to get there:

    Bus: 33, 33A, 33X

see the: full list of attractions included

April - September
Monday 10.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.30
Thursday 10.00 - 17.30
Friday 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday 10.00 - 17.30
Sunday 10.00 - 17.30
Last Admission: 16.30
October - March
Monday 10.00 - 16.30
Tuesday 10.00 - 16.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 16.30
Thursday 10.00 - 16.30
Friday 10.00 - 16.30
Saturday 10.00 - 16.30
Sunday 10.00 - 16.30
Last Admission: 15.30

Closed: 24th - 28th December, 31st Decemer - 2nd January

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Address:

Skerries, County Dublin

Telephone:

+353 1 849 5208