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Newmills Corn and Flax Mill

Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 5115
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back in time

Old mill for drying and milling corn done the old way using power from a water wheel to operate the... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Charlie D
Letterkenny, Ireland
Interesting and Informative

It's free to visit the Mill. After watching a short video, a guide will take you through both the... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
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Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 5115
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Old mill for drying and milling corn done the old way using power from a water wheel to operate the machinery.

Thank Charlie D
Reviewed 30 September 2016

It's free to visit the Mill. After watching a short video, a guide will take you through both the Corn and Flax Mills. It was only my husband and I and our guide, Dave was great at explaining the conditions, operations and history of the...More

Thank pamelamurphy180
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Excellent place to learn about rural life of the past in connection to the corn and flax milling in the area. Good parking and toilets. Excellent video, museum, tour guide and tour all for free. Well worth a visit if you have the time.

Thank 19Lucy14
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Started with a short video presentation and then a guided tour of the two mills. Excellent guide and excellent tour.

Thank Copperhead26
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We just happened to see a road sign for Newmills Corn and Flax Mill and decided to explore. What a great opportunity! Our kids are very interested in how fabric was made before everything got outsourced to Bangledesh and China. It was our good fortune...More

Thank CelticCrossings
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Happened upon this place one fine Sunday! What a lucky charm as it was Heritage week and they were demonstrating the use of the mill. Loved the experience. Well Kept and lovely place to visit.

Thank AuldGoat
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Really well worth a visit. Tour guide was very good at explaining how things were done in that time. Really showed how hard times were.

Reviewed 28 August 2016

We're so glad we stopped by the mill. There are two mills dating to the Victorian and Second World War periods, and you get a completely free tour of both of them. The grain ("corn") mill is the larger one and it's in working condition....More

1  Thank Rebekah M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I really can't recommend this enough. We learnt such a great deal about flax, oat and barley milling. Our guide Gavin was very good.Many thanks. Even more impressive is that they do not charge and there is plenty of car parking.

Thank Liss V
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Corn and Flax working Mill, Was good but really did not need to watch the movie,15 mins , our guide Dave was Great he explained all what the movie had and we could understand him As we were looking at all the components as he...More

Thank Havefun830
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Beth M
10 August 2016|
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Response from stonellas | Reviewed this property |
I think they have an open day during August(may be the bank holiday weekend at the end of the month) where they actually grind corn and have all the equipment working. However I don't know the exact date. Perhaps it is... More