Skerries Mills
Skerries Mills
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
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
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Myles D
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Pleasantly Surprised!
    Our hiking group visited today and really enjoyed the Mill. It is a real jewel in the ‘Skerries Crown’. The visit was made particularly memorable by our guide Paddy - a man involved with the Mill Museum for over 35 years who is blessed with deep knowledge, enthusiasm, expert knowledge and a capacity to communicate in a modest style that has compelling impact. Attractive café on-site!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 6, 2023
  • KyFlynn
    Munich, Germany1,825 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting tour
    I had a tour that lasted about an hour, leading through the museum with lots of pieces that were used back then. The guide even showed how they were used. We then walked out where he put the water wheel into action before we headed towards the crop field where we walked into one of the mills. The other sadly wasn’t accessible during my visit, but we looked at it from the outside. Afterwards we stopped by the café there, where we had soup and drinks. The coffee was good, the soup was sadly a bit bland, but it’s a nice café and obviously popular among the locals.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 7, 2023
  • HilaryTheDiver
    Flintshire, United Kingdom51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely visit
    We had a lovely visit to the Mills. A delightful tour guided by Gavin who told of his family's links to the Mills over several generations. Brunch at the cafe was absolutely lovely too. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Sean M
    62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour of Skerries Mills
    We walked to the Skerries Mills from the Sail Loft B&B. Took the guided tour, with Gavin, who was excellent. Learned so much of the early history of Skerries, monks, windmills, and milling. Highly recommend the guided tour. Entered both windmills and even got to see the opening of the millrace and waterwheel working.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 20, 2023
  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland14,167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Skerries Mill
    Often meant to visit and never did until today. It is the only wind mill I have seen in Ireland although someone told me about one in Kildare. The tourist shop in the village is worth a visit too. Lots to see and do in Skerries and its local are. Some great restaurants with fresh fish from local fishermen
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2024
  • Pauline Maguire
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trip
    Marley ICA Summer Day out We spent a wonderful 1/2 day on a tour of Skerries Mills . Una was a pleasure to deal with for booking etc. The tour with Paddy and Gavin was so interesting and fun and the mills themselves are so beautiful in a gorgeous setting . Coffee and cakes in the busy café was also very good . I highly recommend Skerries Mills visit for a great day out .
    Dear Pauline, thank you for your kind words, this means a lot to our small and dedicated team. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again.
    Written May 17, 2024
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    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 17, 2024
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Bernadette R
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We went here for lunch with a group and it was very disappointing. The service was terrible, we waited ages for our food and some items were missing, No apologies but the waitress almost blamed us for their mistakes. She said there was only one person in the kitchen (not our fault) and she was very rude and grumpy. The food was disappointing also, brown bread not fresh. All in all this was my worst experience of eating out in a long time and I would advise everybody to avoid. They really need to get a better system going and menu too big.
Written August 14, 2023
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Hi Bernadette, I understand your group thoroughly enjoyed their tour yesterday. I am very sorry that the Café let you down afterwards. Unfortunately we had no booking for your group at lunch time. Thank you for bringing it to my attention that items were missing and that someone was terribly rude, this is not the norm in the Watermill Café and completely unacceptable. Thank you for all your feedback which I assure you is being responded to. Our Café is very popular and renowned for value and a friendly atmosphere, once again I am sorry that this was not your experience.
Written August 15, 2023
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LilyR
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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mags
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Don't know about the mill tour, but would avoid the restaurant at the moment. Waited nearly an hour after ordering our meal with a very grumpy server. Sandwich missing part of order. When chips arrived first lot were still frozen!! Second lot were cold!! Finally got nice hot chips. Manager did her best, refunded our money and gave us free dessert. Seemingly new to Mills, would avoid until they bed in. I would never normally complain as hospitality not an easy job,but this wax beyond belief!!
Written May 26, 2023
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Pauline Maguire
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Marley ICA Summer Day out
We spent a wonderful 1/2 day on a tour of Skerries Mills . Una was a pleasure to deal with for booking etc. The tour with Paddy and Gavin was so interesting and fun and the mills themselves are so beautiful in a gorgeous setting . Coffee and cakes in the busy café was also very good . I highly recommend Skerries Mills visit for a great day out .
Written May 17, 2024
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Dear Pauline, thank you for your kind words, this means a lot to our small and dedicated team. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again.
Written May 17, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HilaryTheDiver
Flintshire, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had a lovely visit to the Mills. A delightful tour guided by Gavin who told of his family's links to the Mills over several generations. Brunch at the cafe was absolutely lovely too. Highly recommended.
Written October 25, 2023
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motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland14,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Often meant to visit and never did until today. It is the only wind mill I have seen in Ireland although someone told me about one in Kildare. The tourist shop in the village is worth a visit too. Lots to see and do in Skerries and its local are. Some great restaurants with fresh fish from local fishermen
Written January 28, 2024
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DubArk
Dublin, Ireland93 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Twinkletoes59
117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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WhiteRabbit911
Dublin, Ireland79 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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