Annalong Corn Mill
Annalong Corn Mill
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Annalong Cornmill, which was in operation from the early 1800s until the 1960s, was restored in 2014 to incorporate a new multi-media display. Three stories are told within the mill : 1. The Mill was used by local farmers who brought their sacks of oats to be milled into oatmeal. Learn about the processes involved in milling and about how this mighty water wheel provided power to this picturesque building. 2. The Harbour played a key role in the life of people from Annalong and the surrounding area, exporting precious Mourne Granite and importing coal for the kiln. 3. Mourne Granite is renowned for its quality. Learn more about life of a stone man and the skills that were required to work in this industry. OPENING - Please note that this is a seasonal facility (April - September). Groups can be facilitated outside of the displayed opening hours. Please telephone to make arrangements.
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Dee L
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Plan in advance. Friday July 1st, high Summer in Ireland. In the morning I called the number I found online for information but the nice lady in the office didn't have any details and sent an email on our behalf to the organiser of any potential tour. However as we travelled up through country Antrim there was no phone signal. We hit Annalong about 2.30 pm and chanced visiting the mill. We were very surprised to find everything closed and the car park deserted. Later at four o'clock when we got a signal I noticed there had been an email at about one o'clock in response to my query. I'll never know if we could have toured the Mill that afternoon.
Written 15 July 2022
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,917 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Looks really interesting but was closed when we visited. Doesn't look as though it is open very often. So phone before you travel
Written 27 September 2021
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Kirsty w
Belfast, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Great place to stay with family, really cosy and has everything you need, it's like home from home. It also has a play park nearby which was excellent.
Written 7 August 2020
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Esther N
Kilkeel, UK48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Spent about an hour here looking at the workings of the mill and video presentation and a wee walk around annalong harbour - lovely!
Written 6 November 2018
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sharonscott278
Belfast, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
This mill with its working waterwheel is definitely worth a visit. The guide does his job exceptionally well and that makes for a fascinating tour. In addition the harbour next to which the mill is set is beautiful and the backdrop of the Mournes completes the picture.
Written 14 September 2018
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Heather S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Having seen the picturesque cornmill from the outside on the previous day, we were pleasantly surprised to discover it open on our second stroll around the harbour.
The displays inside the building were excellently presented and gave great insight into the everyday lives of the farmers, millers and stonemasons whose existence was so dependant upon the rich and imposing Mourne landscape.
The guide was knowledgable, enthusiastic and friendly. I think it made his day to show people around who already had some fairly in depth general historical understanding. My travelling companion, Patrick, would happily have conversed with Richard for several hours!
If you've a spare half hour to an hour, it's well worth the small entrance fee. A great little trip for 'junior school' children; fill their heads with as much social history as possible before social media consumes them as teenagers!
I hope to be able to return one day with my grandson to show him the birthplace and the life led by his 5 x great grandad, an early nineteenth century stoneman, before crossing the Irish Sea mid century with his young family to work the coalmines of Durham.
If closed, it's beautifully photogenic from outside. The tiny harbour itself, with it's highly entertaining population of black guillemots, is well worth taking 'a wee dander' around. A memorable trip and many thanks to Richard!
Written 7 August 2018
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Vanessa F
Derbyshire, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
What a jewel of a place. Our guide, Richard, was very knowledgeable about the mill, milling in the area and local rural life. He presented everything in an accessible way and was very quick to pick up on the needs of visitors (eg recognising that someone might be hard of hearing). Lovely accent, but still clear and easy to listen to. With his wider knowledge of history and life he answered many obscure questions.
The mill itself is a little gem. Lovingly and sympathetically restored, with lots of information around the walls.
It will be on our list of recommended visits for any visitors we have.
What was supposed to be a quick visit ended up with us spending over an hour soaking up the atmosphere and information.
PS Good parking, next to a working harbour and nice surrounding area to walk around
Written 30 April 2018
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David M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Interesting spot with the very knowledgeable guide Richard to explain the history and working of the mill. Well worth visiting when you are in the area.

Beautiful surrounding area.
Written 15 April 2018
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Cherie H
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Annalong is a lovely little village on the Mourne Coastal highway. We visited the Corn Mill Museum ( open 2pm to 5pm. It is really interesting view of life in Annalong in years gone by. Beautiful area right by the sea. Lovely Pub that you can walk to as well
Written 25 October 2017
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99JOANYH
Belfast, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Richard took us on an interesting tour even outside opening hours, he is very enthusiastic about the cornmill and this shows. Very enjoyable we had an extra bonus of a local stonesmith who happened to be working there and imparted his knowledge. Thoroughly recommend
Written 14 August 2017
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