The Society of Mills and Millers of Ireland was launched in 2001 to encourage and assist in the preservation and appreciation of mills as part of our industrial, architectural and landscape heritage. There are hundreds of mills and mill sites spread across the country and while many are beautifully refurbished or put to good use, there are also many others which could be restored or renovated while preserving their traditional context. The society aims to promote interest and awareness in this aspect of Ireland’s industrial heritage by building up knowledge and expertise in areas such as law, architecture, renewable energy and manufacturing and making information available through publications, lectures and events.
The Mills and Millers of Ireland Summer Event 2016 will take place on June 25th and this year the society will visit the Mills of Enniscorthy and environs.
Meet from 10.30am Holywell House, Enniscorthy, County Wexford
Directions: take New Ross road from Enniscorthy. Within 60km zone, pass former Davis Mill on left & take next left. The entrance to Holywell House is an immediate sharp left turn.
11.00am Registration, Coffee/Tea
11:30am Visit to Ballyminane Mill, home of Uncle Aidan’s Stoneground flour
12.30am Bessmount Watermill & Bio-energy centre and presentation by
Dr Michael Snoek: A photographic history of Mills on the River Urrin
1.30-2.30pm Lunch at Holywell House
3pm Visit to Kilcarbery Mill
Fee for the day including refreshments and lunch: €25 per person.
To Book: Choose option A or B
(A) Please download and complete the booking form here and return with your payment to: Honorary Treasurer Mr Niall Griffin, Ballindud Mill Cottage, Waterford. Cheques made payable to MMOI
(B) Pay for the event using the PayPal secure online payment option button. Please select the number of places from the drop down menu.
Telephone enquiries: S. Bourke 087 9699387