Skerries is a small coastal town in Ireland located 30 km north of Dublin. It is home to two windmills and a watermill. This unique collection of windmills makes it a must-see attraction for tourists coming to discover Dublin and the surrounding area!
Skerries has 3 exceptional windmills, entirely restored and dating from the 16th century. The visit of these mills is rather nice. A real opportunity for visitors to discover the Irish industrial history of the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries. The opportunity to learn more about the world of milling, the processes of flour and cereal production!
This windmill consists of 5 wings, and reaches a height of 15 meters high. It has many specific tools and instruments inside, such as grindstones, sieves, blowers and a bag-lift.
It is the oldest of the 3 Skerries windmills! It was built on the ruins of an old prehistoric fort. Magnificent, it overlooks the town. Inside, you will be able to admire the cogs and other mechanics allowing the action of the millstone.
The water mill of Skerries is the occasion to be interested in the force of the water allowing to replace the wind in the action of the millstone. Authentic, the mill takes the form of a large wooden wheel beaten by water.
every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.