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    Spring Event - County Tipperary - 4th April 2020



    10.30am     Assemble and registration at Reidy’s, Newtown, Curraghbawn, County Tipperary, E45H670, Approx. 7km west of Nenagh.


    11.00am     Visit Newtown Mills, walking distance from Reidy’s. 


    Nestled in the Northern foothills of the Arra Mountains, on the Newtown River just West of Nenagh, the Newtown Mill used to both grind corn and saw timber. It also had at one time a working forge, and several store houses within the complex. A secondary waterwheel generated electric power. The Mill house was built in the mid-19th century. The wheel is 20ft in diameter and 3ft 6” wide and is an overshot design. The Mill is owned by Noel & Mary Armitage, and has been in the family for 5 generations. The last miller was Noel’s grandfather Christopher, while it was Noel’s father, Henry, who restored the Millwheel in 2008. What is special about this Mill is that Noel can recall his father & grandfather working the mill or saw, the various tooling & fixtures still on site, and that there is something to recall about each area & piece of the complex.”  


    1.00pm  Lunch at Reidy’s Pub/Restaurant  


    2.30pm  Afternoon exploration of surrounding sites


    Fee for the event including morning tea/coffee and lunch: €25 p/p


    To Book:  


    Pay for the event using the PayPal secure online payment facility,

    choosing the relevant fee from the dropdown menu.


    Telephone enquiries:

    S. Bourke 087 9699387

    Postponed due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

    AGM /Autumn Event - Took Place 19th October 2019, 

    Annesbrook Mill , Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath.

    The Schedule for the day was as follows:

    10,30am     Refreshments and registration 

    11,00am           Annual General Meeting 



    1. Apologies for absence

    2. Minutes of 2018 AGM & matters arising 

    3. Reports:    Hon Treasurer, Hon Secretary, Membership Secretary

    4. Chairman’s address

    5. Election of 2019-2020 Committee

    6. A.O.B.


    12.15pm      “Hydroelectric installations with gearbox drivesystems”

                           Padraig Finnegan - Regional Manager, Nord Gear Ltd.


    1.30pm         Lunch at the Kilian’s Lodge Hotel, Mullagh

    The Summer Event - took place Saturday 22nd June 2019, Bushmills, County Antrim.


    10.30am        Assemble at Bushmills Distillery,                          County Antrim   


    11am              Distillery Tour

    1pm                Lunch at the Causeway Hotel,                              Bushmills


    2.30pm          River Bush Salmon Station visit,                           led by Mr Tim Delargy

    The Schedule fr the day was as follows:

    Spring  Event -took place Saturday 23 March 2019,

    Midleton Distillery, County Cork

    The Schedule fr the day was as follows:

    10:30am         Assemble and Registration at Midleton Distillery, County Cork 


    11:00am         Distillery Tour


    1:00pm           Lunch at the Midleton Park Hotel (tel 021 4635100)
                            Eir code P25AX67

                            followed by an opportunity for members

                            to catch up and explore the town.

    AGM / Autumn  Took Place
    Saturday 13 October 2018, Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow

    The schedule for the day was as follows:


    10:30am        Refreshments and registration.


    11:00am Annual General Meeting



    1. Apologies for absence

    2. Minutes of 2017 AGM & matters arising

    3. Reports: Hon Treasurer
      Hon Secretary
      Membership Secretary

    4. Chairman’s address

    5. Election of 2018-2019 Committee

    6. A.O.B.


    12:15pm  Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council

                    The work of Heritage Officers & industrial heritage               


    1:30pm   Lunch in Parkview Hotel, Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy


    3:00pm  Visit to Newtownmountkennedy Mill   

    Newtownmountkennedy Mill

    Derirde Burns - Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council

    The Summer Event 2018 -County Down Mills
    Took Place- Saturday 16 June 2018

    The schedule for the day was:

    Meet from 10.00am Dundonald Old Mill BT16 1UE

    Belfast Rd, Dundonald, Belfast.  Map Link -



    10 - 10.45am   Registration, Coffee/Tea


    10.45am          Presentation by Mr George Adams:

                             ‘Restoration of the largest waterwheel in Ireland’


    11.30am          Departure for our visit to Ballycopeland Windmill BT22 2DS

                            Map Link -


    1.45pm            Lunch at the Heritage Centre, Bangor Castle. 
                             Map Link -


    2.45pm            Welcome from the Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council

                            Followed by a guided tour of the Heritage Museum


    32 foot Diameter Waterwheel - Dundonald Old Mill, Belfast

    Ballycopeland Windmill - East Down

    Heritage Center -  Bangor Castle

    The Spring Event 2018 -Mills in and around Co. Cavan, took place Sat. 14 April.

    Millstone Crane - Bleakley's Mill - River Smear

    The Schedule was as follows:


    Meet from 10.30am Kilmore Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan



    10.30-11am Registration, Coffee/Tea


    11.15am        Departure from Kilmore Hotel for the

                          Bleakley family’s Smear Mill,



    1.30pm         Lunch at Kilmore Hotel    


    2.30pm         Afternoon visits to

                          Lifeforce Mill, Cavan Town &

                           Lurganboy Mill, Maidebawn, Cootehill


    Spring Event - Bleakley's Mill - River Smear 

    Pit wheel, wallower and spur wheel - Bleakley's Mill - River Smear

    The AGM / Autumn Event of Mills and Millers of Ireland Took Place

    Saturday, 21 October 2017 At Skerries Mills, County Dublin

    The schedule for the day was as follows:

    10.30am         Refreshments and registration


    11.00am          Annual General Meeting


    1. Apologies for absence

    2. Minutes of 2016 AGM & matters arising

    3. Reports: Hon Treasurer, Hon Secretary, Membership Secretary

    4. Chairman’s address

    5. Election of 2017-2018 Committee

    6. A.O.B.


    12.15pm          Visit of Skerries Mills, water and windmills          

    1.30pm           Lunch in Rockabill Restaurant, Strand Street, Skerries

    Oliver Delaney  = Chairperson for 2017/18

    AGM in Progress - Skerries Mills

    Guided Tour of Skerries Mills

    The Summer Event 2017 - Mills In Co. Down -  Took Place - Sat. 24 June

    The schedule for the day was as follows:
    Coach tour exploring mill sites as energy sources


    Meet from 10.30am Belmont Hotel, Rathfriland Road, Banbridge, BT32 3LM


    10.30am         Registration, Coffee/Tea at Belmont Hotel  


    11.15am          Departure by coach for visits


    11.30am          Hazelbrook Mill, Arthur Davidson - Heat extraction from mill race  


    1-2pm             Lunch at Belmont Hotel


    2.30pm           Coach to Believey Mill, David McCluskey- Archimedean screw turbine


                            Viewing of Corbet Lough, scutch mill sites and the Harry Ferguson homestead


    3.15pm            Marybrook Corn & Scutch Mill, John Convery - new Crossflow Turbine

                Return by coach to Belmont Hotel, arrival c 5.45pm                       


     We look forward to  to seeing those members who could not attend the Summer event at out AGM / Autumn event.

    Harry Ferguson Homestead

    More photos in the Summer Event 2017 Gallery here...

    The Spring Event 2017 - Took Place Sat. 8 April - West Cork Mills

    The schedule for the day was as follows:

    Meet from 10.45am The Mill House Gallery, Coosheen, Schull, County Cork

    11.00am  Registration, Coffee/Tea

    11.15am   Welcome - Sheena Jolley, owner The Mill House Gallery, Schull

    11:30am  Talk by Millwright Mr. Derek Harte

    12noon   Visit to the neighbouring former Baryte Mill

    1 – 2pm   Lunch at the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen

    2.15pm    Afternoon visits accompanied by local historian Mr. Gerald O’Brien:
                    the Steam mill, the Still mill, Maulbrack mill & Russagh Mill Hostel,
                    Skibbereen, thanks to Mr. Paul Granaghan

    Russagh Mill Hostel,-West Cork

    AGM of Mills and Millers of Ireland took place

    Saturday, 15 October 2016, “Hunterstown Inn”, Ardee, County Louth

    The schedule for the day was as follows:

    10.30am         Refreshments and registration


    11am              Annual General Meeting


    12noon          “The Manor Mill of Ardee” - its history and development

                            Speaker Mr Frank Aiken


    12.30pm         “The Curious Mind of  Mr. Frank Aiken”, T.D. and Minister,

                             Speaker Mr Frank Aiken.

                Lunch in Hunterstown Inn 


    2.30pm           Mill Visits to:  “Mc Guinness's Mill” outside Ardee  &

                           “Parker's Mill” Drumcar, Co. Louth (off M1 at exit 13 for Dunleer and follow directions)

    The Summer event - Mills of Enniscorthy & environs -

     took place on Saturday 25 June 2016

    The schedule for the day was as follows:


    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

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    The Spring Event - Monaghan Mills - Took Place Saturday 16 April 2016 . We Assembled at Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough

    MMOI Spring event  attendees pose for a group photo at the water wheel, Tullygillen Mill

    The schedule for the day was as follows:


    11.00am    Registration, Coffee/Tea
    11:30am    Visit to Mullan Mills
    1–2pm      Lunch at Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough
    2.15pm      Visit to Tully Gillen Mill
    3.15pm      Carlons Mill, located in the townland Dopey
    4.15pm      Visit to Killeevan Mill