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Newmills Corn and Flax Mill

Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
+353 74 912 5115
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A real mill

A lovely mill set on the riverbank of Newmills, restored to perfection and worth a visit. Its as... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
taniacutajar13
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Island of Malta, Malta
Educational and Interesting

My sister-in-law and I stopped because we wanted to photograph the mill, little did we know that we... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Donna H
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Mukilteo, Washington
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“free tour” (6 reviews)
“old mill” (5 reviews)
“oats” (4 reviews)
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Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
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+353 74 912 5115
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A lovely mill set on the riverbank of Newmills, restored to perfection and worth a visit. Its as though you have gone back in time.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

My sister-in-law and I stopped because we wanted to photograph the mill, little did we know that we would be taking a free tour or the old corn and flax mill. The mill is well restored and the guide was helpful and knowledgeable. We learned...More

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very interesting and informative FREE tour in an old flax mill now turned into a museum. You understand the importance of the flax growing and linen industry in old days in Ireland, the tough work it required, and its decline when artificial fabrics were invented.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Although unassuming it was easily for me one of my favourite visits, a hidden gem for me anyway. I'd certainly recommend anybody in the area or passing through to make an effort to visit, at least if you have interest in old machinery, mills and/or...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

After the heavy august rain wrecked much of Inishowen we were looking for something to see. This looked interesting so we drove over to have a look. The mills are nicely restored and there is a lot of information on the milling processes on display....More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Although not suitable for people with disabilities, The rest of our group found the visit interesting. Being of a younger generation they wanted to suggest that the film shown at the start of the tour be updated. ( but that's the younger generation for you)...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Interesting little mill free to visit guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide . fascinating history behind the mill and the whole industry

Thank tunsh
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

David showed us around both mills and explained the history and the workings of the mills. We were shown an interesting film first followed by the guided tour. There is free parking and toilets. Allow yourself an hour.

Thank Foxglove17
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a hidden treasure and free of charge! The guided tour shows you how the mills worked and also gives local history about the family who owned it and the people who worked there. Definitely worth a visit we stayed about an hour.

Thank Majella M
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We went to glenvegh national park a couple of weeks ago on a very wet day so we decided as we were in the vicinity to call in to get out of the rain. Initially we found it interesting but soon the kids ranging from...More

Thank jellybean498
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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
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