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 beautiful heritage site and an ideal place to visit on a day trip from Dublin city. On a tour of this unique collection of two windmills and a watermill, with associated mill pond, mill races, and wetlands, step back in time and enjoy North Country Dublin. As a social enterprise for community benefit, the Mill also features the Watermill Cafe, upholding traditional baking associated with the site, and a Craft Shop. Art exhibitions and events run year-round. Heritage Tours 7 days a week.
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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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 September 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 October 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 December 2023
  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland14,174 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • Pauline Maguire
    7 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 17 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 May 2024
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Pauline Maguire
7 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 17 May 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 17 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland14,174 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 28 January 2024
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Sean M
Virginia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 20 December 2023
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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 25 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KyFlynn
Munich, Germany1,825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
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.
Written 7 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Myles D
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
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!
Written 6 September 2023
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Hugh M
Castlewellan, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Visited the Mills in our Motorhome good parking,the farmers market was lovely and had lunch in the mill which was very good, just a lovely morning spent here and would recommend it
Written 27 August 2023
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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 14 August 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 15 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DubArk
Dublin, Ireland93 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
So they have an outside area where you preorder your food in the lobby and go to your table. Beautiful hot summers day. We were the only two people in that area.

The floor hadn’t been swept and was littered with old chips and napkins, tables weren’t clean either.

Asked for ice for our drinks but the rude abrupt woman wasn’t moving from here chair and wanted me to go and fetch the ice from an upper floor where I’d have to queue.

When the food arrived the server had his thumbs in both plates of food, both their thumbs were covered in the dressing and they licked them once they placed the food in front of us. Somebody teach them how to carry plates and basic hygiene.

I’ve been here before and it’s a hit or miss by the looks of it.
Written 3 June 2023
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Roam56474858751
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I’ve been here a few times and it keeps getting better , the service is amazing, there are so many food options , the lady at the reception couldn’t be more helpful, all the staff are great . The community garden they are after starting is gorgeous and it just has a nice atmosphere
Written 27 May 2023
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