Skerries Mills

A group of people posing outside a windmill with five sails
A two hundred year old stone building
A café counter with lots of items displayed on it
  • Family friendly
  • Rainy days
Skerries Mills, in North County Dublin, is a heritage centre made up of two historic windmills, a watermill, a mill pond, mill races and wetlands. The mill complex also houses the Watermill Café, a gallery which showcases local art, and an award winning craft shop.

On the Dublin Coastal Trail, Skerries, with its beautiful beaches and harbour area, is home to three national monuments within the Skerries Mills Heritage Museum lands.

The great five sail windmill capturing views of coastal landmarks, is testament to wind power and human engineering. The four sail windmill stands on the site of an ancient fort. Climb up this thatch dome mill, which dates from the 16th century and the closure of the monasteries in Ireland, for an inspirational view of industrial heritage. Guided tours are available daily of this hidden gem.

Visitors begin their guided tour of the site in the four storey watermill building, where they can try their hand at grinding and observe the waterwheel at work. After, enjoy a walk through the cornfield and a tour of two very different sail mills.

The last tour takes place one hour before closing time. Visitors can avail of free parking and literature is available in Irish, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The café and gallery can be accessed independently.

Skerries Mills is operated as Not for Profit Social Enterprise.