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Out of the way but interesting

Its a bit out of the way but we spent about an hour here as we were passing through the town. Its... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
steve1903
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Dublin, Ireland
Beautifully restored and working wind grain mill. Interesting museum incorporated.

The restored windmill at Elphin is a little off the beaten tourist path, but it is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
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An 18th century fully restored windmill. Its the oldest windmill in Ireland and the only working windmill in the West of IOreland'
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Windmill Road, Elphin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Its a bit out of the way but we spent about an hour here as we were passing through the town. Its a really interesting piece of engineering that makes you wonder how these type of buildings could have been built without heavy lifting machinery....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

The restored windmill at Elphin is a little off the beaten tourist path, but it is a beautiful piece of architecture, that has fortunately been saved from decay and lovingly been brought back to life through a long and costly restoration effort. It would be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Sadly we were just too late to get inside and explore it but it is a worthwhile stop off to visit for a short while and have a tea/coffee. We do not get a chance to appreciate just how these old systems worked and helped...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The Elphin Windmill is a gem of a place. You can take a tour of the windmill and experience how it functioned. There is also a display of amazing items that provide lots of insight to Ireland's heritage and history of every day life. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We visited the Elphin Windmill, which is a fully restored 18th-century tower mill, viewed as a rare piece of Irish industrial architectural heritage, and possibly the oldest operational windmill in Ireland. We went into the windmill, but not the small visitor centre. Stop by if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

My sister and I visited Elphin Windmill over St Patrick's weekend. Our tour guide Kathleen was personable and very informative. The windmill has been beautifully restored and there is also a small museum with farm / household items of old... Do make the effort to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We just happened to stumble upon this lovely windmill while on our way to Roscommon town. It is beautifully restored to its former glory and the tour was excellent, given to us by one of the local windmill committee members. His enthusiasm and knowledge of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour around the windmill and seeing the video of its restoration. Very interesting and if you're interested in history in general or in architecture, this would be a great place to visit. The person who showed us around was very knowledgable and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Ireland is not noted for its windmills but it is noted for it's welcome and Elphin Windmill deserves the top award for a genuine Irish welcome. We were met with a warm welcome by our guide Barry who passionately told us the fascinating story of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Restored to its prime, c 1830. Roof is organic rye thatch. Mill originally ground corn and also flaxseed for area residents. Sails are adjustable by means of a pole attached to a small cart that runs on a track around the base - pretty good...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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