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Address: Glassdrumman Road | Marine Park, Annalong, Kilkeel BT34 4RH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4376 8736
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Annalong Cornmill, which was in operation from the early 1800s until the...

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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Richard Morris our guide was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable with the lovely Irish sense of humour.Well worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Richard Morris our guide was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable with the lovely Irish sense of humour.Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with a young group of children who loved the hands on approach they had a lovely time its something different for children to see

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Thank Joan R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very informative and interesting with a warm welcome from Richard. It gives the Mourne area a context.

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Thank Derek C
Portadown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

After many visits to Annalong, this was the first time we found the corn mill open for visitors. Richard, our guide, was very informative and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the mill and found it very interesting and educational.

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Thank Glebehill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Richard, our guide, was amazing and we had an incredibly informative and super interesting visit. Would highly recommend! Take some time to wander about the sea front too!

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Thank Kidsojo
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Grew up in this village but moved to Canada while young. Returned to visit family and vacation in July. Richard obviously loves his job and knows all about this mill and others in Northern Ireland. Watch your head when going through some of the smaller doors. That's why he wears the old Irish hat.

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Thank jpurdy631
County Fermanagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Friendly gentleman, worth a visit at £2.50 per person, very interesting to learn about the workings of the mill

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

A very pleasant and interesting way to spend an hour. Full of local history with a very good tour guide and in a beautiful refurbished building.

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Thank Elaine S
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a beautifully restored mill and clearly a passion of the owner/guide. It wouldn't be too cheeky to suggest that County Down could sometimes do with a little less history! Here, the historical context, combining industry with local geography is really interesting and I found several of those 'Yes I never thought of that' moments.

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Thank David G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Annalomg cornmill is a wee hidden gem on the edge of a working fishing harbour. The curator Richard Wallace is also the harbour master, but his first love is obviously the restored cornmill. He is an informative friendly knowledgeable guide. with a genuine lnterst in his mill. well worth a visit

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