Skerries Mills
Skerries Mills
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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LilyR
4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went to Skerries Mills at the beginning of September 2020. What an amazing tour we had. Thanks again to our tour guide Gavin! We've learned so much and it was so interesting to listen about the history of this place. Definitely worth the visit!
Written September 7, 2020
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Twinkletoes59
108 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We called in just by chance as we saw signposts to The Mill. Definitely worth a visit. Tour guide around the Mill was excellent. Really knew his stuff. Was only 7 euros for the tour. Really worth it. Loads to see including two windmills and a working water wheel. You even get inside one of the windmills. Also a great shop and coffee shop on site too.
Written March 30, 2018
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michshelly286
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Jan 2013 • Family
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 !
Written January 29, 2013
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DubArk
Dublin, Ireland97 contributions
We (3 adults and 2 Kids) went for a spot of lunch and it was like entering the set of Faulty Towers.

They were so rude that customers were laughing in disbelief at the attitude of the staff behind the counter.

Examples: When I was told to give my order (Very abruptly)…. once I started I was told to SHUSH! She couldn’t possibly remember all that and would have to write it down. This was my fault!?! Surely I’m not the first person to order more then three items off their menu… I was made feel as if I was been a nuisance.

I was ordered to wait back at my table and she would bring the food and drinks as soon as they were ready and she proceeded to serve people behind me in the queue and fill their orders and didn’t attempt to fill my order for at least half an hour later …. We weren’t in a rush so we didn’t mind too much.

Three tables of people got up and left, abandoning attempts to order, due to their distain with the staff. The girl making sandwiches was wearing plastic hygiene gloves. There not much use if you still wearing them when your taking change out of the till?? They were never changed once when we were there.

We had ordered some deserts (Bakewell Tarts) to be heated so when they finally arrived stone cold; I brought them back requesting that they be heated. Plates with Cake and fresh cream were put into the microwave and heated, I pointed out that she had now micro waved the cream and she bellowed at me, “that’s what you asked for?!? I didn’t!

Then at 4:00 they started to lift half empty coffee cups from tables, wanting us to finish up because they closed at 4:30, they even sent away potential customers at 4 o clock with the same excuse.

Who’s running this place and how are they making money with that attitude?
Written November 30, 2010
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WhiteRabbit911
Dublin, Ireland83 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Dropped in here to get out of the rain on a drab and grey day in Skerries - North County Dublin.
Cosy warm and friendly atmosphere with nice staff let down by a very poor plain scone which was as drab as the day itself, the flat white which magically turned into a latte and a watery capacino left us very disappointed - so we left without finishing and doing the usual Irish thing of not complaining.
I will go back as they have a stair lift for my elderly Mother and she will love the shop upstairs but will definitely not be having coffee until they change the brand / blend or get a decent barista in.
Written May 9, 2019
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Ivana BT
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina80 contributions
As Dublin Pass holders we have spotted in the guide - Skerries Mills, really interesting attraction near Dublin (consisting of two wind mills and one water mill). It is settled about 30 km north-east of Dublin City Centre, in a lovely little coastal town of Skerries.

To get there, we hopped on regular Dublin Bus Line 33 from Lower Abbey St. and hopped off just after we saw road sign-Skerries and mills in the background. If you are not sure where to hop off just ask driver to tell you. Skerries has few stations and spare yourself from walking around.
Mills have guided tours and tour guide was really informative and took us through the history of milling in this really lovely place. This was small group consisting of one Irish family, one Italian couple and two of us.
After the tour which lasts about 50 minutes, you can take coffee/tea and try cakes in the traditional coffee shop.
The tour itself is not crowded but the coffee shop was full, which was rather interesting :).
You have to bear in mind that buses leave Skerries every hour or so, so check schedules before you leave Dublin.
It will take you 1 h and 20 minutes with regular bus to get there (buses are slow and stop in all small places).
Also, it would be the best to go there as early as possible, and leave a time to see the beach and three Viking islands - Skerries islands. The beach and centre of the town is just 5 minutes walk from the mills.
Written August 25, 2010
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Vincent H
County Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
Aug 2019
An extensive chronology of power generation of a more sustainable mode. The site gives guided tours of two working windmills. There is a lovely restaurant and an excellent gift shop. TOP TIP - The outside restaurant, which is dog-friendly, is a really lovely place to sit and have some lunch on a warm summers day.
Written August 7, 2019
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S B
29 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
The tour of the Skerries Mills was worth the drive. The scenery is pastoral and beautiful. The mills are in excellent condition and the tour was quite comprehensive and included 2 windmills, the watermill, and bread oven, and sections of the building where the wheat was stored, dried, and ground. I really liked grinding my own flour which was very physically challenging. Our guide even turned on the watermill so we could see it in action. After the tour we ate at the cafe and got generous servings of delicious food. The grounds were also beautiful to walk around and there were lots of homemade pastries and fresh eggs for sale. I would highly recommend this tour - it was all around lovely.
Written June 22, 2019
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rosienotrose
Tallaght, Ireland37 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
We went to Skerries Mills on day off specifically for the tour and I could not recommend it more. Paddy who guided the tour is a character and had a great knowledge of the whole place and the history involved. He kept us all entertained. We were in a group with two other families including small children and Paddy was able to manage us all and keep us laughing and interested. The tour is about an hour long but honestly I could have stayed there all day. The Mill building and location are beautiful and there is also a cafe which while we didn't eat there looks delicious.
Written April 21, 2017
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biff66220
Glasgow, UK14 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Did not know what to expect on visiting the Mills but what a wonderful place. Our guide Adam expertly guided us through the history and the intricacies of how the machinery worked. There are three mills all built between the 1500 to th1800.
You have to be impressed by the sheer genius of craft and workmanship that went into building these mills. The working mill with millpond was fascinating and when the sluice gate was opened the water wheel turned and in so doing turned the huge millstone.
The engineering and all the different machinery takes you back to when men and women worked in very difficult and dangerous situations to mill wheat and corn for flour.
The bake house and ovens are genius in there design.
This venue has a super gift shop,tearoom and craft shops. The view of the coastline from the outside of the oldest mill is beautiful. There is a stairlift for the less agile and a lift. Ample parking and an additional outside eating area with small children's play area makes this an ideal family day out.
Written October 26, 2016
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