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“Fab, informative, interactive - kid friendly - (Paddy) beautiful surroundings”
Review of Skerries Mills

Skerries Mills
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US$61.16*
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Skerries
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Owner description: Skerries Mills is a unique collection of two windmills and a watermill with associated mill pond, mill races, wetlands and is an ideal place to visit on a day tripOne of Dublins top tourist attractions.In association with Dublin Tourism, Heritage Island, Houses & Castles of Ireland, Fingal Tourism & Taste of Skerries.Step back in time with our guided tours and see the mill as they were in day gone by with many of the exhibits working. The Mill complex also houses the Watermill Cafe and the Craft Shop which stocks the leading brands in Crafts, Irish Giftware and Souveniers.
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I spent a lovely couple of hours doing the Skerries Mills tour with the family 1 x gran, 1 x teen, 2 x 8's, and 1 x 4yr old. They all enjoyed this. Gran related to the stories of old. Paddy - our tour guide, kept interacting with the kids, and bringing them back in time through stories, and showing them objects, and the workings of the whole mill. They laughed in disbelief, and thanked the times. Set in lovely surroundings. Well managed. Lady of the coffee shop very friendly. Somewhere off the beaten track, that I wld defo recommend. To finish the day there is nearby playground, walks, beautiful beach, and town centre. Well worth a visit. Good value. Family ticket only €12.50.

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Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

This was one of the most fascinating excursions I've taken to a historical site. When we headed north to Skerries from Dublin, we imagined the tour would take us around the exterior of some old buildings and maybe give us a peek inside. It wasn't anything like that. Not only have the two windmills, the water mill, and the grounds been kept in good condition, but additional artifacts have been brought in to show even more aspects of milling as it was done through the centuries. The water mill can still be operated; we got to go out to see our guide open the sluice gate from the millrace, starting the old wheel turning and, back inside the mill, the mechanism turning the grindstone. We also got to go inside one of the windmills to see how that worked (the windmills don't operate any more, but are maintained in good repair, minus the canvas on the sails). Fascinating and impressive. Our guide was deeply knowledgeable. The tour left us with great respect for the powerful technologies that were practiced on this spot for centuries.

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Fantastic windmills, water mill tour, cafe, and gift shop. And the people are so friendly and helpful. It's a must-see on a trip to Dublin or Ireland.

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Reviewed 29 January 2013

A wonderful experience, great for children, full of history and facts about the mill. The staff are ever so helpful and make sure your are well informed, the shop has a lovely selection of genuine irish art and craft. The Cafe is very well run, delicious food, great coffe and the nicest tea!!!! Also on sale are Irish made products.The staff are wonderful here too and make you feel right at home. We enjoyed it so much we came back with more friends and family. A great spot !

4  Thank michshelly286
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Quite an affordable visit to the 3 mills. Staff were super helpful and enthusiastic. Lots of facilities at the venue and most of the machines were fully working.

1  Thank Craigie
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